The ABCs of Death Reviews

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July 24, 2019
With each segment running at roughly five minutes in length, there's an inordinate amount of forgettable entries, but that's not to say it's not worth a look.
February 28, 2019
The real standout is "Dogfight" from Marcel Sarmiento, an unsettling piece that lingers longer than any other story here.
February 25, 2019
The ABCs of Death's overriding air of experimentalism is its ultimate downfall. Where some are undeniably mesmeric, the majority of the films seem like student projects -- not efforts from established filmmakers.
October 30, 2014
If The ABCs of Death 2 seems like a slight improvement over its predecessor, that's simply due to the fact that it achieves a more consistent level of mediocrity.
February 20, 2014
There are some good shorts in The ABCs of Death, and yet they're all overshadowed by some of the most awful, idiotic, infantile material I've ever seen in any film.
January 12, 2014
This is an experimental horror film with 26 directors around the world each making a short film about death. Given the format, it is no surprise there are few hits and a lot of misses.
December 15, 2013
Far too many bad chapters to be an effective whole.
December 4, 2013
A bomb.
June 21, 2013
In truth, this movie is more like a parade of overtly shocking and disturbing images, done almost as a one-upsmanship contest rather than any actual need to say anything.
June 9, 2013
It's a successful experiment, but like all experiments in their infancy, it needs to be repeated and tweaked before it becomes a standard.
June 7, 2013
If we can make any overall assessment of this demented Rorschach test, it's this: had this been a real medical study, it would demand the institutionalisation of all participants.
May 8, 2013
...two hours of brutality, excrement and viscera. Yes, some segments disturb and repel, and many try for dark humor, but the squirms they induce are far from pleasurable.
May 2, 2013
Anthology movies are always hit and miss, but the average here seems a bit low.
April 28, 2013
Collectively they become rather tedious, not so much a satisfying meal as a platter (or splatter) of gores d'oeuvres.
April 26, 2013
With 26 short segments, it's expected that this horror anthology will be hit and miss. But the experiment is an intriguing one, as the producers gave 26 filmmakers a letter of the alphabet and complete artistic freedom.
April 26, 2013
Animal lovers will be particularly offended by some tales in this mind-numbing marathon.
April 25, 2013
It presents 26 disparate (read: in need of an editor) slices of dicing from 26 directors you've almost certainly never heard of (and indeed, the one you have - Ben Wheatley - feels tainted by association).
April 25, 2013
The fans will love. The faint-hearted won't.
April 25, 2013
Patchy but enjoyable, this is an excellent horror talent showcase that, if nothing else, feels like it offers value for money with the sheer number of shocks and splats it delivers.
April 24, 2013
The overall execution of the project never quite lives up to the concept, with too many of the films feeling lazy and poorly thought out.
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