Tales from the Crypt Presents: Demon Knight - Movie Reviews - Rotten Tomatoes

Tales from the Crypt Presents: Demon Knight Reviews

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David Nusair
Reel Film Reviews
December 9, 2016
The least horrible of the three modern Tales from the Crypt films...
Full Review | Original Score: 2/4
Walter Chaw
Film Freak Central
December 10, 2015
Lightning in a bottle.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/4
Matt Brunson
Creative Loafing
October 24, 2015
Basically Romero Lite, but a strong cast and capable direction by Ernest Dickerson provide it with some lift.
Full Review | Original Score: 2.5/4
Austin Trunick
Under the Radar
October 23, 2015
If it weren't for a gleefully game cast - led by Billy Zane's over-the-top bonkers demon lord - it would be a hard movie to recommend.
Full Review | Original Score: 5/10
Dustin Putman
October 19, 2015
It may not be a classic or even as successful as the genuinely unsettling 1972 E.C. Comics adaptation, but now, just as in 1995, it fulfills its goal as a sardonic, blessedly unpretentious creature feature.
Full Review | Original Score: 2.5/4
Felix Vasquez Jr.
Cinema Crazed
October 20, 2012
As for fans of Zane, if there was ever a film where the man breaks loose with his charm and enthusiasm, "Demon Knight" is his podium.
Steve Newton
Georgia Straight
July 6, 2010
if the sight of Technicolor disembowelment and flying eyeballs ain't your cup of tea, there's always Terms of Endearment waiting down at the video store.
Full Review | Original Score: 3.5/5

May 19, 2008
Pinkett, at least, went on to better things.

TV Guide
May 19, 2008
Good-humored gore, ably directed by Ernest Dickerson.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/4
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Variety Staff
May 19, 2008
Pic is neither funny enough nor scary enough to be fully satisfying as either a shocker or a spoof.
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Time Out
June 24, 2006
The first in a series, but standards will need to impove if it's to survive.
Widgett Walls
July 30, 2004
Billy Zane's finest hour. Yeah, I know, that's depressing.
| Original Score: 3/5
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Stephen Holden
New York Times
May 20, 2003
Between scenes of splattering gore in which severed heads literally roll across the floor, the movie has a good time spoofing itself and a gallery of mostly sleazy characters who confront a crew of blood-thirsty demons.
| Original Score: 3/5
Alex Sandell
Juicy Cerebellum
August 8, 2002
A big, dumb Night of the Living Dead rip-off with demons that convince you that Pumpkinhead must have reproduced. Fun junk.
| Original Score: 6/10
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David Kronke
Los Angeles Times
February 21, 2001
Next time out, let's hope it involves a story that can stand on its own, without having to be propped up by the Crypt Keeper's silly patter.
Full Review | Original Score: 1.5/5
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James Berardinelli
January 1, 2000
Good entertainment stretched to three times its natural length is rarely three times better, but bad entertainment dragged out that long will typically be three times worse.
Full Review | Original Score: 1/4
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Richard Harrington
Washington Post
January 1, 2000
There's still a lot of filler in this chiller.
Joey O'Bryan
Austin Chronicle
January 1, 2000
Don't feel bad if you miss the first five minutes or have to leave for the last five because, not only are they completely expendable, but it's nothing you can't see every week in the comfort of your own living room.
Full Review | Original Score: 2/5
Chris Hicks
Deseret News, Salt Lake City
January 1, 2000
The problem here is clearly the script, with very little that is original and amusing.
Full Review | Original Score: 1.5/4
Christopher Null
January 1, 2000
Appallingly straightforward horror fare.
| Original Score: 2/5
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