Army of Darkness
Army of Darkness (1993)

The third in director Sam Raimi's stylish, comic book-like horror trilogy that began with The Evil Dead (1982), this tongue-in-cheek sequel offers equal parts sword-and-sorcery-style action, gore, and comedy. Bruce Campbell returns as… More

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Rated: R
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Release Date: August 6, 2002
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Critic Score: 70% Rotten Tomatoes™ Critic Reviews
Jonathan Rosenbaum
Chicago Reader

This is old-fashioned fun until the climactic battle, which almost comes across like routine bone piling after all the flights of fancy.

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Nick Schager
Lessons of Darkness

Army of Darkness' story is so perfunctory and lame that there's nothing to tether its bits and pieces of loopy madness.

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Steve "Uncle Creepy" Barton
Dread Central

I'll probably take heat for saying so, but this flick kind of sucks.

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Tim Brayton
Antagony & Ecstasy

A loopy work of imagination that never fails to be entertaining.

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Matthew Pejkovic
Matt's Movie Reviews

Containing less of the blood soaked insanity of the previous two instalments, Army of Darkness comes off as more of an adventure film with a horror element attached to it.

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Josh Larsen
LarsenOnFilm

Raimi and his camera never slow down, which is good because many of the gags don't stand up to scrutiny.

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Felix Vasquez Jr.
Cinema Crazed

Works in being a spooky and entertaining darkly comedic horror movie...

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Steve Newton
Georgia Straight

Raimi turns his back on the horror genre that brought him fame in the first place and delivers instead a cartoonish sword-and-sorcery fantasy, albeit one with some pretty cool monsters and special effects.

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Steve Biodrowski
Cinefantastique

a director, Raimi's strength lies in his manic inventiveness %u2013 which is somewhat in abeyance here, as he tries injecting some traditional plot elements into the old formula.

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Flixster Audience Score: 87% Flixster User Reviews
Cory Taylor
First off, this review is based on the unrated director's cut. I had seen the theatrical cut years ago and to say I loathed the finished product is an… More
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three stars
Phil Hubbs
I remember very clearly when I saw this film on the shelves at my local videoshop all those years ago. The films poster/art cover looked a bit scruffy, there… More
KJ Proulx
"Army of Darkness" is technically a movie on it's own, but it has the feel of a threequel as the first 10 minutes of the film reflects the end of… More
Chris Weber
Picking up where Evil Dead 2 left off, Ash finds himself trapped in the Middle Ages, still fighting it out with the undead. This film is a slapstick comedy gem.… More
Everett Johnson
This is the third movie in the "Evil Dead" series, and it's the best. Picks up where the second movie ends as Ash(Bruce Campbell) as been… More

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