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The ABCs of Death Reviews

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Christopher Runyon
Movie Mezzanine
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.
Jamie S. Rich
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.
Full Review | Original Score: .5/5
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
Simon Miraudo
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.
Full Review | Original Score: 2.5/5
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
Roger Moore
Tribune News Service
March 3, 2013
Grim and gory, gross and goofy -- wildly uneven in tone and talent.
Full Review | Original Score: 2/4
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
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
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
Catherine Shoard
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).
Full Review | Original Score: 2/5
Rob Vaux
March 8, 2013
The possibilities are delicious. The reality is absolutely vile.
Full Review | Original Score: F
Brian Orndorf
February 7, 2013
While there is a handful of highlights to hold out hope that the feature may be coming to its senses, the majority of the effort is either deathly dull, superhumanly moronic, or just plain angry for reasons best communicated to a therapist.
Full Review | Original Score: D+
Owen Williams
Empire Magazine
April 22, 2013
An interesting idea, but with so many cooks involved, the broth isn't quite good enough.
Full Review | Original Score: 2/5
Allan Hunter
Daily Express (UK)
April 26, 2013
Animal lovers will be particularly offended by some tales in this mind-numbing marathon.
Full Review | Original Score: 2/5
Jeffrey M. Anderson
Combustible Celluloid
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.
Full Review | Original Score: 2/4
Staci Layne Wilson
November 6, 2012
As to expected, ABCs is a mixed bag. It's just too bad there aren't more treats than tricks in this Halloween haul.
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
Nigel Floyd
Time Out
April 24, 2013
Gives a sense of horror movie making learned by rote - at a boy's school where girls have been admitted under sufferance.
Full Review | Original Score: 2/5
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
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-
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