No One Lives Reviews

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August 20, 2019
More often than not, the film skips from one dull cliché to another, even as it attempts to launch a massive series of laughably implausible twists.
July 2, 2019
Unfortunately, this is not a triumphant return for Kitamura, as No One Lives is a pretty stupid movie.
March 2, 2019
Would certainly make for an entertaining example of cult filmmaking if only there had been some form of emotional investment in any of the character's and their actions.
October 14, 2017
Fascinates for all the wrong reasons.
September 6, 2013
Why would anyone want to watch such trash?
September 5, 2013
Director Ryuhei Kitamura ladles on the entrails like a ghoulish dinnerlady, but his three-way narrative strategies lead nowhere ...
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
June 12, 2013
The script only succeeds at providing unintentional humor, with a structure devoid of meaningful surprises and an emphasis on macho posturing.
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.
May 10, 2013
Blood may be thicker than water, but it flows just as freely in this artistically bankrupt thriller.
May 10, 2013
Ryuhei Kitamura's latest genre bloodbath is par for the course, in spite of the occasionally flourish of interesting subtext.
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."
May 10, 2013
As bloodbaths go, this one has some interesting angles. Not THAT interesting, but ...
May 9, 2013
The expectations raised by the first 20 minutes ... make it all the more disappointing when incoherent slaughter replaces soul-chilling dread.
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.
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.
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.
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.
Top Critic
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.
May 8, 2013
A novel twist, given away early. Otherwise, a generic bloodbath, decently acted but not frightening.
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