The Serpent and the Rainbow Reviews

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September 25, 2007
Offers a few good scares but gets bogged down in special effects.
September 25, 2007
Genuinely frightening.
February 9, 2006
Unfortunately, the political parallel between the ideological repression of Baby Doc's regime and the stultifying effects of the zombifying fluid is only sketchily developed, leaving us with a series of striking but isolated set pieces.
August 30, 2004
The Serpent and the Rainbow has a screenplay that often breaks its spell.
January 1, 2000
[Craven] seems wiser and more story-conscious -- but thankfully still full of the same surprises.
January 1, 2000
The Serpent and the Rainbow is uncanny in the way it takes the most lurid images and makes them plausible.
May 1, 2019
A fascinating trip into a portion of Haitian culture, which Craven uses as an excellent critique of America's incessant focus on or obsession with imperialism.
March 4, 2019
Mixing religious beliefs with real life zombies is a mixture that could have turned hokey real quick. And adding the political strife into the plot made the story somehow relatable or at least identifiable.
February 28, 2016
An admirable effort to put the voodoo back in zombie mythology ... anyone interested in a different take on a zombie tale should certainly give it a look-over.
February 27, 2016
Better (certainly classier) than most films directed by the late Wes Craven, this zombie flick still registers as an also-ran in the horror sweepstakes.
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