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The Serpent and the Rainbow Reviews

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.
Read More | Original Score: 2.5/5
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
January 1, 2000
Take a powerful, revealing nonfiction book, sift through it for its most cliche'd elements and turn it into a terror film and you've got The Serpent and the Rainbow.
January 1, 2000
[Craven] seems wiser and more story-conscious -- but thankfully still full of the same surprises.