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No One Lives Reviews

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David Guzman
Film Journal International
May 10, 2013
Blood may be thicker than water, but it flows just as freely in this artistically bankrupt thriller.
Drew Hunt
Slant Magazine
May 10, 2013
Ryuhei Kitamura's latest genre bloodbath is par for the course, in spite of the occasionally flourish of interesting subtext.
Full Review | Original Score: 1.5/4
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Farran Smith Nehme
New York Post
May 10, 2013
There is no flair, no suspense, not one frame composed with more in mind than getting a Beavis-type to chortle, "Cool."
Full Review | Original Score: 0/4
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A.A. Dowd
AV Club
May 9, 2013
Most fatally, No One Lives neglects to provide a rooting interest. Great horror movies engender sympathy for the lambs being led to the slaughter.
Full Review | Original Score: D
Shaun Munro
What Culture
August 28, 2013
While it builds palpable tension early on, No One Lives de-evolves into a generic torture porn gorefest in its second half, becoming increasingly absurd as it does so
Full Review | Original Score: 2.5/5
Roger Moore
Tribune News Service
May 8, 2013
A novel twist, given away early. Otherwise, a generic bloodbath, decently acted but not frightening.
Full Review | Original Score: 1.5/4
Anton Bitel
Grolsch Film Works
May 9, 2013
a Stockholm syndrome romance whose bizarre erotic progress plays out in the idioms of bloody bondage and extreme interdependence.... but we never get a coherent account of who these characters are or why they behave as they do.
Brad Miska
Bloody Disgusting
September 11, 2012
'No One Lives' is generic "shock" cinema that was a result of 'Hostel,' which is why it feels like it sets horror back 10 years.
Full Review | Original Score: 1.5/5
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Joe Neumaier
New York Daily News
May 9, 2013
There's so much darkness here, it's hard to see anything - literally. Forget the horror and mayhem. Someone needed to turn on the lights.
Full Review | Original Score: 0/5
Allan Hunter
Daily Express (UK)
September 6, 2013
Why would anyone want to watch such trash?
Full Review | Original Score: 1/5
Brian Tallerico
HollywoodChicago.com
May 9, 2013
Starts off with enough grit and style that a good horror fan is likely to get their hopes up at the potential fun to come. And so the crash is even greater when that same horror fan realizes that "No One Lives" is going absolutely nowhere interesting.
Full Review | Original Score: 1.5/5.0
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Tom Long
Detroit News
May 10, 2013
As bloodbaths go, this one has some interesting angles. Not THAT interesting, but ...
Full Review | Original Score: C+
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Keith Uhlich
Time Out
May 7, 2013
There's a certain pleasure to be had in such unabashed cinematic ineptitude, of course, though it would be wise to wait until you have your Netflix streaming remote in one hand and a freshly filled bong in the other.
Full Review | Original Score: 1/5
Mike McCahill
Guardian
September 5, 2013
Director Ryuhei Kitamura ladles on the entrails like a ghoulish dinnerlady, but his three-way narrative strategies lead nowhere ...
Full Review | Original Score: 2/5
Kevin Jagernauth
The Playlist
May 10, 2013
Almost coming off like an academic blueprint of what a serial killer movie should look like, rather than anything with a distinct voice or authorial hand, No One Lives shocks by virtue of being completely uninteresting.
Full Review | Original Score: D
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Jeannette Catsoulis
New York Times
May 9, 2013
The expectations raised by the first 20 minutes ... make it all the more disappointing when incoherent slaughter replaces soul-chilling dread.
| Original Score: 2/5
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Robert Abele
Los Angeles Times
May 9, 2013
"No One Lives" is a cheap horror prank that's ultimately not clever or accomplished enough to sustain its eccentricities, and they are very bloody eccentricities indeed.
Full Review | Original Score: 1/5
Todd Jorgenson
Cinemalogue.com
June 12, 2013
The script only succeeds at providing unintentional humor, with a structure devoid of meaningful surprises and an emphasis on macho posturing.
Ed Whitfield
The Ooh Tray
September 5, 2013
If we must have schlock let it be fun, inventive and full-on exploitative like Ryűhei Kitamura's bonkers thriller.
Nicola Woodham
Electric Sheep
September 5, 2013
Rolls out at lightning speed, peppered with hard-boiled repartee, while Driver's preternatural carnage is ludicrously orchestrated and slapped on.
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