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The Revenant Reviews

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Chris Packham
Village Voice
August 21, 2012
The Revenant kind of aspires to be a horror-comedy in the vein of Shaun of the Dead but keeps tripping on its own misanthropy.
Dan Kaufman
Paste Magazine
August 16, 2012
The Revenant isn't funny or scary enough overall to be great, but with some good performances and an eleventh-hour upswing in the action, it's not bad enough to ridicule, either.
Full Review | Original Score: 6.3/10
Josh Bell
Las Vegas Weekly
August 25, 2012
What starts as funny and engaging winds up plodding and unfocused by the end.
Full Review | Original Score: 2.5/5
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Joe Neumaier
New York Daily News
August 23, 2012
By the middle of the second hour, you'll be wishing a zombie would just chomp off your head to end the pain.
Full Review | Original Score: 1/5
Cole Smithey
August 26, 2012
[VIDEO ESSAY] Made in 2009, "The Revenant" finally finds its way to the big screen with a resounding thud.
Full Review | Original Score: C-
Susan Granger
SSG Syndicate
September 3, 2012
Ghoulishly repetitive and gore-laden, it's a flimsy fright farce that eventually becomes the walking dud.
Full Review | Original Score: 4/10
Jennie Kermode
Eye for Film
April 6, 2012
Full Review | Original Score: 2/5
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Bill Goodykoontz
Arizona Republic
August 23, 2012
It just sort of hangs around, trying to find its way, fun at times but mostly kind of lost.
Full Review | Original Score: 2.5/5
Ed Gonzalez
Slant Magazine
August 19, 2012
Since Bart's bloodlust is never matched in tenor by his righteousness, the story remains rife with unfulfilled moral inquiry.
Full Review | Original Score: 2/4
Marc Savlov
Austin Chronicle
August 24, 2012
The film is a solid 15 minutes longer than it really needs to be and more annoying, The Revenant feels as though it longs to be an American riff on Shaun of the Dead.
Full Review | Original Score: 2/5
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Frank Scheck
Hollywood Reporter
August 24, 2012
Ultra-gory horror comedy squanders its intriguing premise of crime-stopping vigilante zombies with its uneven execution.
Matt Donato
We Got This Covered
September 14, 2012
The Revenant is full of life and displays magnificent story telling from both a writing and directorial sense. It is one of the smarter horror comedies created in the past few years and well worth a watch.
Full Review | Original Score: 8/10
Scott Weinberg
August 28, 2012
A bit of a mess, but it's a consistently fun one, and that's more than most horror/comedies can say.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/5
Jeremy Wheeler
TV Guide
August 23, 2012
The Revenant is legitimately funny, inventive, and just plain cool.
Full Review | Original Score: 3.5/4
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Sara Stewart
New York Post
August 24, 2012
About 30 minutes too long and somewhat clumsily executed, this zombie's-eye-view story still manages to evoke the comic and splattery spirit of the best '80s cult horror flicks.
Full Review | Original Score: 2.5/4
Staci Layne Wilson
September 8, 2012
It's the best successor to Cemetery Man out there, for sure (much better than Dylan Dog!).
Kevin Carr
7M Pictures
October 6, 2012
one of the more unique approaches to such a story
Full Review | Original Score: 3/5
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Stephen Whitty
Newark Star-Ledger
August 24, 2012
It's not hard to imagine this becoming a cult favorite.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/4
R. L. Shaffer
October 5, 2012
The Revenant is a refreshing spin on the vampire/zombie genre and a true hidden gem.
Full Review | Original Score: 7/10
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Jeannette Catsoulis
New York Times
August 23, 2012
This small sleeper delivers a surprising number of pleasingly putrid punch lines.
| Original Score: 3/5
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