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The ABCs of Death Reviews

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Charles Ealy
Austin American-Statesman
March 22, 2013
The quality of each segment varies widely.
| Original Score: C+
Marjorie Baumgarten
Austin Chronicle
March 22, 2013
A good concept yields scattershot results in this horror-film anthology.
Full Review | Original Score: 2/5
Chris Sawin
March 15, 2013
The ABCs of Death is a repulsive and excessive excuse of blood-soaked entertainment that should make the horror fan in you squeal with delight.
Full Review | Original Score: 7.5/10
Brent Simon
Shared Darkness
March 15, 2013
Weighed down by some sub-par entries and lacking some great genre minds, this compilation overall pales in comparison to other recent anthologies.
Full Review | Original Score: C-
Peter Keough
Boston Phoenix
March 13, 2013
Judging from their contributions, some of the filmmakers behind this 26-part anthology find death less fearsome than the thought of a cute girl farting.
Full Review | Original Score: 1.5/4
Frank Swietek
One Guy's Opinion
March 11, 2013
An alphabetically-organized horror anthology that's often unsettling but only sporadically rises above mediocrity and sometimes descends into absolute awfulness.
Full Review | Original Score: D
Maitland McDonagh
Film Journal International
March 8, 2013
Short, sharp shockers about death in all its infinite variety, one for each letter of the alphabet.
Rob Vaux
March 8, 2013
The possibilities are delicious. The reality is absolutely vile.
Full Review | Original Score: F
Top Critic
V.A. Musetto
New York Post
March 8, 2013
Most are exercises in sickening bad taste, with an emphasis on human bodily functions.
Full Review | Original Score: 1/4
Mike Scott
March 8, 2013
This is one seriously ghoulish and messed-up movie. I realize that certain blood-thirsty moviegoers will consider that high praise. This film is for them. And only them.
Full Review | Original Score: 2/5
Alonso Duralde
What the Flick?!
March 7, 2013
It's a mixed bag, and it's mostly mixed toward the not-good.
Full Review | Original Score: 4.5/10
Brian Tallerico
March 7, 2013
If you're gonna bother with this alphabetic orgy of gore and carnage, do it On Demand so you can fast forward through the unbearably bad ones.
Full Review | Original Score: 2.5/5.0
Top Critic
Jeannette Catsoulis
New York Times
March 7, 2013
At its best when merging shocks with social commentary, this halting compilation improves significantly as it nears the end of the alphabet.
| Original Score: 3/5
Top Critic
Andrew O'Hehir
March 7, 2013
An enormously impressive and massively indulgent cornucopia of 26 short films from all over the world.
Top Critic
Jeff Shannon
Seattle Times
March 7, 2013
It's a feast for fans of the genre and a guaranteed ordeal for everyone else.
Full Review | Original Score: 2.5/4
Top Critic
March 7, 2013
There are just too many stories to fit into two hours - and even with fewer weak links, The ABCs of Death might have fallen short all the same.
Full Review | Original Score: 3.5/10
Jeff Beck
March 7, 2013
This could have been an interesting opportunity to make short vignettes about the nature of death, which would have made for a far more fascinating film, but unfortunately, many of the filmmakers opted to try and gross out the audience instead.
Full Review | Original Score: 2/4
William Bibbiani
March 7, 2013
It's like you walked into the last day of a graduate film school production class, only to realize during the screenings that each of the students was messed up in the head.
Full Review | Original Score: 7/10
Top Critic
Ethan Gilsdorf
Boston Globe
March 7, 2013
Some shorts are four-star material, others incomprehensible and disgusting. The sum total is a cinematic abecedary that barely gets a passing grade.
Full Review | Original Score: 2/4
Chris Hewitt (St. Paul)
St. Paul Pioneer Press
March 7, 2013
As neat as the organizing premise sounds, it's exhausting to commit to this many points of view in such a small amount of time. And several of the films are just awful.
| Original Score: 1.5/4
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