From Dusk Till Dawn
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In this action-horror flick from director Robert Rodriguez and screenwriter Quentin Tarantino, Tarantino stars with George Clooney as a pair of bad-to-the-bone brothers named Seth and Richie Gecko. After a string of robberies that left a river of blood in the Geckos' wake, the sadistic siblings head to Mexico to live the good life. To get over the border, they kidnap Jacob Fuller, a widowed preacher played by Harvey Keitel, and his two children, Kate (Juliette Lewis) and Scott (Ernest Liu). Once south of the border, the quintet park their RV at a rough-and-tumble trucker bar called The… More

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Rotten Tomatoes Score: 63%

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"Imagine two movies plucked from opposite sides of the video store."
‑ Owen Gleiberman, Entertainment Weekly
"A tired, humorless pastiche of various exploitation genres that is not the least bit imaginative in its campy deconstruction of conventions."
‑ Hal Hinson, Washington Post
"These bad-boy auteurs will have to discover some new ideas if they don't want to end up as terminally soulless as the monsters who stalk their movie."
‑ Peter T. Chattaway, Patheos
"It is a shame to see so much good talent giving such low-yield results."
‑ Steve Biodrowski, Cinefantastique
"Nihilistic and initally unpleasant ... Once the vampires appear (unfortunately about 60 minutes too late), the movie becomes uproarious entertaiment with the most intense humans vs. vampires showdown since 1985's Fright Night."
‑ Chuck O'Leary,
"A deliriously trashy, exuberantly vulgar, lavishly appointed exploitation picture, this weird combo of road-kill movie and martial-arts vampire gorefest is made to order for the stimulation of teenage boys."
‑ Todd McCarthy, Variety
"Rodriguez has a lot of fun dreaming up cool ways to kill people (he's making this his life's work), but he also gets something resembling a performance from Tarantino and transforms Clooney into a full-fledged movie star."
‑ , Time Out
"This is the "Reservoir Dogs" with a twist of "Near Dark" set to the tune of "Assault on Precinct 13.""
‑ Felix Vasquez Jr., Cinema Crazed
"Energetic low-budget vampire nonsense from Robert Rodriguez and Quentin Tarantino."
‑ , Film4
"Like a Cheesecake Blizzard: It's a pulpy mess loaded with empty calories, but it's so divine that once you start, you can't help but shovel it into your mouth until the last drop, brain freeze and diet be damned."
‑ Phil Villarreal, Arizona Daily Star
"On a mindless exploitation level this is pretty good, but on other levels it seems to make promises that it fails to deliver on."
‑ Jonathan Rosenbaum, Chicago Reader
"Mr. Rodriguez demonstrates his talents more clearly than ever -- he's visually inventive, quick-witted and a fabulous editor -- while still hampering himself with sophomoric material."
‑ Janet Maslin, New York Times
"Based on an early Tarantino script, Rodriguez' movie is an incoherent B-pic, in which the sensibilities of the two filmmakers clash."
‑ Emanuel Levy, EmanuelLevy.Com
"If you're going to like it, you already know it."
‑ , TV Guide's Movie Guide
"These guys were going for a B-movie feel, lots of blood, lots of guts, lots of tits and ass, and lots of fun, and for the most part, they achieved their goals."
‑ JoBlo, JoBlo's Movie Emporium
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