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A cool and hip grindhouse throwback, Planet Terror is an unpredictable zombie thrillride. Read critic reviews

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An ordinary evening in a small Texas town becomes a grisly nightmare when a horde of flesh-eating zombies goes on the prowl. Cherry (Rose McGowan), a go-go dancer, and Wray (Freddy Rodriguez), her ex-lover, band together with other survivors in a no-holds barred effort to escape the carnage. The odds become a bit more even when Cherry, who lost her leg to a hungry ghoul, gets a machine-gun appendage and lets the bullets fly.

Cast & Crew

Michael Biehn
Sheriff Hague
Sandra Condito
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Bob Weinstein
Executive Producer
Harvey Weinstein
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Robert Rodriguez
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Robert Rodriguez
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Steve Joyner
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Jeanette Scott
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Nina Proctor
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Critic Reviews for Planet Terror

All Critics (29) | Top Critics (8) | Fresh (22) | Rotten (7)

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  • Oct 20, 2020
    Pure B-movie shock and awe ... in a good way!
    Mark B Super Reviewer
  • Apr 06, 2015
    I preferred Death Proof.... I found Robert Rodriguez to be on top-form throughout this inspired zombie/action/exploitation fick, however much of the duration of the film is like a stuffy, cramped elevator, regarding the over-kill on supporting characters that are really relevant to absolutely nothing. It is almost like a broadway show with the amount of forgettable characters providing mere comic relief or a nonsensical meandering from the plot. The grainy style of Grindhouse cinema works well whilst watching Rose McGowan play a go-go dancer with a machine gun for a leg that is somehow fully functional as an actual weapon, shooting missiles at zombies. Don't try to make sense of it, you'll probably die.
    Harry W Super Reviewer
  • Feb 15, 2013
    From writer/director Robert Rodriguez comes the Grindhouse exploitation film Planet Terror. In this apocalyptic thriller a military experiment releases a zombie virus in a small town, forcing a rag-tag group of survivors to band together in order to escape. Rodriguez does a brilliant job homaging the exploitation film style and at delivering over-the-top action sequences. The cast is equally impressive, featuring Rose McGowan, Freddy Rodriguez, Michael Biehn, and Bruce Willis. Still, the explicit gore becomes a bit much, and this extended cut isn't paced as well as the Grindhouse theatrical version. While it has some issues, Planet Terror is a creative and brilliant throwback to a bygone era of filmmaking.
    Dann M Super Reviewer
  • Jan 10, 2013
    VERY original, very cool, and very bloody. This and Death Proof make for a perfect pairing. PS.....a machine gun for a leg?! You know you have a winning movie!
    Eric A Super Reviewer

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