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The ABCs of Death Reviews

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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
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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
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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.
Read More | Original Score: 3/5
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Andrew O'Hehir
Salon.com
March 7, 2013
An enormously impressive and massively indulgent cornucopia of 26 short films from all over the world.
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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
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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
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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
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Tasha Robinson
AV Club
March 7, 2013
Most are rushed exercises in telegraphic storytelling, struggling to make a point, or at least find a punchline, in a bare few minutes.
Full Review | Original Score: C-
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Joshua Rothkopf
Time Out
March 5, 2013
Mainly ... these chapters dull with tiresome bloodletting and winks to a nonexistent sense of irony ...
Full Review | Original Score: 2/5
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Mark Holcomb
Village Voice
February 19, 2013
What's unexpected is how thoroughly The ABCs of Death's ample duds overshadow its treasures, and how uninspired it feels as a whole.
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Rob Nelson
Variety
October 12, 2012
The ABCs of Death is an appallingly bad concoction of disgusting shorts that run through the alphabet but really should've stopped at "A."
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William Goss
Film.com
September 25, 2012
Has no shortage of inventive, ironic and gruesome sketches, but the novelty of its successes just barely outweighs its stillborn stuff.