Planet Terror (Grindhouse Presents: Robert Rodriguez's Planet Terror)
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Planet Terror (Grindhouse Presents: Robert Rodriguez's Planet Terror)
Maverick filmmaker Robert Rodriguez details the violent struggle between a ravenous army of zombie-like humanoids who have taken control of the planet and the remaining survivors who refuse to go down without a fight. A dangerous government experiment has unleashed an abominable contamination that turns normal people into murderous mutants. Now, as an infinitely multiplying horde of frenzied psychotics flood the Texas plains, a dangerous outlaw named Wray (Freddy Rodriguez), a sexy stripper named Cherry (Rose McGowan), an unscrupulous smuggler named Abby (Naveen Andrews), and the curiously… More

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Rotten Tomatoes Score: 77%

Critic Reviews from Rotten Tomatoes

"Aficionados will appreciate the po-faced wordplay and self-consciously gnarled-up aesthetic (missing reels, bad syncing, etc) as much as the fleshy centrepieces and gross-out grace notes. Others will struggle to find much appeal."
‑ Ben Walters, Time Out
"Planet Terror makes bad movies look good, and that's absolutely a compliment."
‑ Ali Gray,
"Too ugly conceptually to be any fun."
‑ Rob Gonsalves,
"Won't make any friends outside of B-movie aficionados, and even they might tire of laughing at all the cheapo gore being thrown around."
‑ Anthony Quinn, Independent
"Only watch if you have an offbeat sense of humour."
‑ , Sun Online
"Packed with hot women, a ninja-like character and zombies, it's the kind of movie a 15-year-old would make with a limitless budget and little concern for ratings. Good thing he knows how to make an incredibly fun movie."
‑ Jeffrey Lyles, Lyles' Movie Files
"Deduces that the nudging awareness and recreation of a genre's tropes is enough"
‑ Fernando F. Croce, CinePassion
"Geysers of blood, insinuating camera angles and an extremely playful editing style add to the mayhem, keeping us gasping in horror and laughing at the gleeful excesses on screen."
‑ Rich Cline, Shadows on the Wall
"Dire and dunderheaded."
‑ Nigel Andrews, Financial Times
"A loving testament to exploitation horror cinema and a moronic sop to a certain generation of male film fans' obsession with breasts, guns and gore."
‑ Kevin Maher, Times [UK]
"A first-rate homage to the schlocky, sleazy B-movies of decades past."
‑ Rob Humanick, Projection Booth
"Some people call this a guilty pleasure %u2013 a silly expression that has been adopted by serious minded critics who apologise for liking overtly commercial movies"
‑ Urban Cinefile Critics, Urban Cinefile
"Exciting, sexy, gory - in a good way - and frequently laugh-out-loud funny, Rodriguez's zombie exploitation flick is the most fun you'll have in the cinema all year."
‑ Matthew Turner, ViewLondon
"McGowan is a suitably slinky presence as the lead avenger with a machine gun for a leg; blood and pus regularly fill the screen as Rodriguez lets rip with gleeful abandon."
‑ Andrew Pulver, Guardian
"Insanely violent, ludicrously gory and probably as much fun as you'll have in a cinema this year."
‑ David Edwards, Daily Mirror [UK]

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