Night of the Comet - Movie Reviews - Rotten Tomatoes

Night of the Comet Reviews

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Dennis Schwartz
Ozus' World Movie Reviews
June 6, 2013
Parodies the 1950's sci-fi zombie flicks.
Full Review | Original Score: C+
Brandon Judell
March 3, 2003
| Original Score: 2/5
Emanuel Levy
July 21, 2005
| Original Score: 2/5
Walter Chaw
Film Freak Central
February 3, 2014
crap that is fondly remembered and best left at that.
Full Review | Original Score: 0.5/4
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Time Out
January 26, 2006
Suspecting that all this plus the cheerleaders might fail to excite, the film-makers also pack in twenty songs.
Heather Wixson
Daily Dead
January 8, 2016
I think it's the film's ability to embrace its own zaniness that has cemented Night of the Comet's legacy in modern horror as by far one of the most inventive cult classics to have been spawned during the 80's.
Full Review | Original Score: 4/5
Fernando F. Croce
March 14, 2010
An ingenious, rather enchanting Reagan-era museum piece
Scott Weinberg
July 25, 2002
| Original Score: 4/5
Ian Berriman
SFX Magazine
August 31, 2010
What really makes Night Of The Comet such a joy isn't the nostalgia rush it provides, but the two central characters. These girls just get on with it, dealing with the apocalypse with resourcefulness, crackerjack wit, and machine guns.
Rob Vaux
Flipside Movie Emporium
July 26, 2002
| Original Score: 3/5
Rob Vaux
November 18, 2014
The irreverence at the perceived end of the world constitutes Night of the Comet's biggest selling point: borrowing some of the cheekiness that George A. Romero used so well, and making it the main dish rather than the garnish.
Full Review | Original Score: B
Felix Vasquez Jr.
Cinema Crazed
July 12, 2013
A superb apocalyptic tale that's surpassed its decade trappings.
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Variety Staff
June 6, 2007
A successful pastiche of numerous science fiction films, executed with an entertaining, tongue-in-cheek flair that compensates for its absence in originality.
Jeffrey Westhoff
Northwest Herald (Crystal Lake, IL)
July 26, 2002
| Original Score: 3/5
Jeremiah Kipp
Slant Magazine
March 13, 2007
his endearingly hokey low-budget B-movie comes with a high nostalgia factor from the Reagan era
Full Review | Original Score: 3/4
Thomas Delapa
Boulder Weekly
November 12, 2004
| Original Score: 4/5
Brian Mckay
March 18, 2003
Campy end of the world movie. Funny in places, but I'd rather see a serious "comet" movie.
| Original Score: 3/5
John Beifuss
Commercial Appeal (Memphis, TN)
January 6, 2014
When most of the people of the Earth are dehydrated into pink dust, will girls still just want to have fun? 'Night of the Comet' answers that question in the affirmative, with a flourish of candy colors, short skirts, MTV beats & 'teenage comet zombies.'
Full Review | Original Score: 3/4
Jon Niccum
Lawrence Journal-World
June 13, 2003
| Original Score: 3/5
Spence D.
IGN Movies
December 17, 2004
| Original Score: 3/5
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