Pontypool Reviews

July 6, 2010
As a horror fan, this high-minded Talk Radio of the Living Dead left me as cold as a Pontypool winter.
December 17, 2009
This low-budget picture is a little too claustrophobic, and it grows tedious. The ominous, overbearing musical score tries but fails to jack up the tension.
October 16, 2009
An utterly baffling and stunningly boring zombie horror thriller.
October 16, 2009
Too much jaw, not enough gore.
September 1, 2009
However shrewdly contrived to keep its budget low, Pontypool, set almost entirely in a basement radio station, is a zombie flick sans bite.
June 18, 2009
Pontypool loses what easily could have been a great story.
May 29, 2009
What's a zombie movie without zombies? A dull zombie movie.
May 29, 2009
There are dozens of zombie films worse than Pontypool and hardcore genre fans may find something to like, but casual aficionados of the undead should shuffle on.
May 27, 2009
Hemmed in by theatrically bound staging, "Pontypool" is an overly inflated zombie flick that makes overtures to a weighty theme of social consciousness that the screenwriters are ill-prepared to fulfill.
Top Critic
May 27, 2009
If it wasn't so boring, the dialogue would be a laugh a minute. The acting is so abominable that the cast is better off unmentioned.
May 27, 2009
For a film about the perils of too much talk, there's quite a lot of babbling presented as profundity.
May 16, 2009
...poses some interesting ethical issues on the responsibility of the media, but like many a Stephen King novel ("Insomnia" comes to mind), solid characters and a great build are undone by a silly underlying premise.
April 23, 2009
McDonald's limiting the action to the radio studio induces claustrophobia and then devolves into staginess.
March 6, 2009
...ultimately undone by its increasingly outlandish premise...