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Planet Terror (Grindhouse Presents: Robert Rodriguez's Planet Terror) Reviews

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Jeffrey Lyles
Lyles' Movie Files
September 18, 2013
Packed with hot women, a ninja-like character and zombies, it's the kind of movie a 15-year-old would make with a limitless budget and little concern for ratings. Good thing he knows how to make an incredibly fun movie.
Full Review | Original Score: 7.5/10
Rob Humanick
Projection Booth
January 23, 2013
A first-rate homage to the schlocky, sleazy B-movies of decades past.
Full Review | Original Score: B+
Ali Gray
November 3, 2012
Planet Terror makes bad movies look good, and that's absolutely a compliment.
Full Review | Original Score: 4/5
Fernando F. Croce
August 27, 2009
Deduces that the nudging awareness and recreation of a genre's tropes is enough
Urban Cinefile Critics
Urban Cinefile
March 1, 2008
Some people call this a guilty pleasure %u2013 a silly expression that has been adopted by serious minded critics who apologise for liking overtly commercial movies
Rob Gonsalves
February 14, 2008
Too ugly conceptually to be any fun.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/5
Rich Cline
Shadows on the Wall
November 9, 2007
Geysers of blood, insinuating camera angles and an extremely playful editing style add to the mayhem, keeping us gasping in horror and laughing at the gleeful excesses on screen.
Full Review | Original Score: 4/5
Matthew Turner
November 9, 2007
Exciting, sexy, gory - in a good way - and frequently laugh-out-loud funny, Rodriguez's zombie exploitation flick is the most fun you'll have in the cinema all year.
Full Review | Original Score: 5/5
Anthony Quinn
Independent (UK)
November 9, 2007
Won't make any friends outside of B-movie aficionados, and even they might tire of laughing at all the cheapo gore being thrown around.
Full Review | Original Score: 2/5
Nigel Andrews
Financial Times
November 9, 2007
Dire and dunderheaded.
Andrew Pulver
November 9, 2007
McGowan is a suitably slinky presence as the lead avenger with a machine gun for a leg; blood and pus regularly fill the screen as Rodriguez lets rip with gleeful abandon.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/5

The Sun (UK)
November 9, 2007
Only watch if you have an offbeat sense of humour.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/5
Kevin Maher
Times (UK)
November 9, 2007
A loving testament to exploitation horror cinema and a moronic sop to a certain generation of male film fans' obsession with breasts, guns and gore.
Full Review | Original Score: 1/5
David Edwards
Daily Mirror (UK)
November 9, 2007
Insanely violent, ludicrously gory and probably as much fun as you'll have in a cinema this year.
Ben Cobb
November 9, 2007
Following Tarantino's Death Proof, Rodriguez throws his hat into the Grindhouse ring and comes out the clear winner. Impossible not to be charmed by its gross-out effects, bad dialogue and amputee action.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/5
Jamie Russell
November 9, 2007
Gloopy and outrageous, this schlock horror tribute is pure trash... in the best possible sense.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/5
Matthew Leyland
Total Film
November 9, 2007
A bona fide trash pastiche. So good it's bad, then? Almost, but the panache and playfulness machine-gun most of the shortcomings. DVD suppliers! Can we have the two films plus trailers in one now, please?
Full Review | Original Score: 3/5
Top Critic
Ben Walters
Time Out
November 9, 2007
Aficionados will appreciate the po-faced wordplay and self-consciously gnarled-up aesthetic (missing reels, bad syncing, etc) as much as the fleshy centrepieces and gross-out grace notes. Others will struggle to find much appeal.
Full Review | Original Score: 2/6
Nick De Semlyen
Empire Magazine
November 8, 2007
While this is the Grindhouse film that suffers most from being presented solo, it's still the most fun. Watch with beer in hand and tongue in cheek for optimal effect.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/5
Monisha Rajesh
Little White Lies
November 7, 2007
If somebody chewed your head off, would you at least forget this mess?
Full Review | Original Score: 1/5
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