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The Serpent and the Rainbow Reviews

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Austin Trunick
Under the Radar
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.
Dennis Schwartz
Ozus' World Movie Reviews
February 28, 2015
A solid supernatural voodoo chiller that finely mixes fantasy with real terror to provide the required horror pic scares.
Full Review | Original Score: B
Fernando F. Croce
April 1, 2010
Flavorful Grand Guignol

TV Guide
September 25, 2007
Craven combines the terrifying dream sequences of A Nightmare on Elm Street with the subtle and evocative atmospherics of Val Lewton.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/4
Top Critic
Jonathan Rosenbaum
Chicago Reader
September 25, 2007
Genuinely frightening.
Emanuel Levy
July 19, 2005
| Original Score: 3/5
Robin Clifford
Reeling Reviews
November 19, 2004
| Original Score: 3/5
John Wirt
Advocate (Baton Rouge, LA)
August 30, 2004
A trippy, guilty pleasure.
| Original Score: 3/5
Spence D.
IGN Movies
January 24, 2004
| Original Score: 4/5
Blake Davis
KFOR Channel 4 News
November 4, 2003
A scary, hallucinogenic and underrated horror movie, and one of Wes Craven's best.
| Original Score: 4/5
Ken Hanke
Mountain Xpress (Asheville, NC)
October 19, 2003
Mildly effective "fact" based horror from Wes Craven.
| Original Score: 3/5
Rob Vaux
Flipside Movie Emporium
January 12, 2003
Genuinely chilling, one of Wes Craven's best.
| Original Score: 4/5
Luke Y. Thompson
New Times
January 9, 2003
Possibly Craven's best -- an original voodoo thriller that's also primo Pullman
| Original Score: 4/5
James Rocchi
November 7, 2002
An invisibly smart film, a lot brighter underneath than its surface gloss would suggest.
Full Review | Original Score: 4/5
Scott Weinberg
July 26, 2002
| Original Score: 4/5
Top Critic
Roger Ebert
Chicago Sun-Times
January 1, 2000
The Serpent and the Rainbow is uncanny in the way it takes the most lurid images and makes them plausible.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/4
Top Critic
Desson Thomson
Washington Post
January 1, 2000
[Craven] seems wiser and more story-conscious -- but thankfully still full of the same surprises.
Mark R. Leeper
January 1, 2000
Surprisingly solid effort from Wes Craven.
Full Review | Original Score: +1 out of -4..+4
Matt Brunson
Creative Loafing
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.
Full Review | Original Score: 2/4
Rob Humanick
Projection Booth
October 26, 2007
Despite the strongly emphasized exoticness its Haitian scenery, The Serpent and the Rainbow may be Wes Craven's most pedestrian film.
Full Review | Original Score: C+
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