John Dies at the End
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Rotten Tomatoes Score: 61%

Critic Reviews from Rotten Tomatoes

"I stopped taking notes when the woman disintegrated into a ball of writhing snakes."
‑ Michael O'Sullivan, Washington Post
"How can a single movie contain all this awesome craziness?"
‑ Colin Covert, Minneapolis Star Tribune
"This is a gloriously gonzo trip packed with enough odd narrative tangents to fill half a dozen features. While not always successful, this energetic mash-up so genuinely wants to entertain that it's hard not to be won over by its barrage of absurdity."
‑ Richard Haridy, Quickflix
"It is refreshing that Coscarelli is willing to offer viewers something that at least tries to take the rules of cinema into new directions."
‑ Dan Lybarger, KC Active
"I'm not saying this film will make more sense if you're high. But it will make more sense if you're high."
‑ Dave White,
"Despite its astronomical body count, John Dies at the End never takes itself too seriously, and neither should you."
‑ Rene Rodriguez, Miami Herald
"[It] eventually finds its own rhythm and meaningful chaos."
‑ Tom Keogh, Seattle Times
"The saving grace of John Dies at the End is undoubtedly its manic storytelling: the energy and pacing of scenes give the movie the impression of being told on the spot (which is of course what the framing device intends)."
‑ Violet Lucca, Film Comment Magazine
"Gonzo freakiness in such doses that cult status is practically ensured."
‑ James White, Empire Magazine
"It's like a series of blackout sketches, some of which are entertaining. But mostly, it's a mess."
‑ Chris Hewitt (St. Paul), St. Paul Pioneer Press
"Director Don Coscarelli isn't especially smooth or coherent, and he leans on weird for weird's sake."
‑ Tom Long, Detroit News
"Nobody cares about John."
‑ Mick LaSalle, San Francisco Chronicle
"stands up to repeat viewings, and offers new insights each and every time"
‑ Bill Gibron, Film Racket
"Something so weird and off the beaten track that it's kind of wonderful."
‑ Ken Hanke, Mountain Xpress (Asheville, NC)
"When is a phone call from your dead friend more than just bizarre? When it's made on a hot dog. It's a hopeless mess. But, at least, for its first half, a very entertaining mess."
‑ Jeff Meyers, Metro Times (Detroit, MI)
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