From Dusk Till Dawn
From Dusk Till Dawn (1996)

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… More

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Rated: R
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Release Date: January 19, 1996
DVD Release Date: June 15, 1998
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Critic Score: 65% Rotten Tomatoes™ Critic Reviews

Consensus: A pulpy crime drama/vampire film hybrid, From Dusk Till Dawn is an uneven but often deliriously enjoyable B-movie.

Owen Gleiberman
Entertainment Weekly

Imagine two movies plucked from opposite sides of the video store.

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Hal Hinson
Washington Post

A tired, humorless pastiche of various exploitation genres that is not the least bit imaginative in its campy deconstruction of conventions.

Nick Rogers

Still sizzles like a capsaicin-spiked grindhouse meatloaf baked and served just under the wire of its sell-by date.

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Todd McCarthy

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.

Time Out

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.

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Felix Vasquez Jr.
Cinema Crazed

This is the "Reservoir Dogs" with a twist of "Near Dark" set to the tune of "Assault on Precinct 13."

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Jonathan Rosenbaum
Chicago Reader

On a mindless exploitation level this is pretty good, but on other levels it seems to make promises that it fails to deliver on.

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Janet Maslin
New York Times

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.

Emanuel Levy

Based on an early Tarantino script, Rodriguez' movie is an incoherent B-pic, in which the sensibilities of the two filmmakers clash.

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Flixster Audience Score: 76% Flixster User Reviews
Phil Hubbs
Back in 1986 there was a small low budget horror movie called 'Vamp' starring Grace Jones as a supreme vampiress Goddess and owner of a seedy strip… More
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Edward Boxler
When Robert Rodriguez and Quentin Tarantino team up to make a campy B-horror movie, the result is true greatness as witnessed by From Dusk till Dawn.… More
Chris Weber
Directed and edited by Robert Rodriguez, written by and co-starring Quentin Tarantino, and featuring all the stuff these two love, this is an awesome… More
xGary Xx
A pair of ruthless bank robbers on the run to Mexico hijack an ex pastor and his children, only to be trapped in a strip joint full of vampires. The first… More
Kase Vollebregt
You can't help but feel that writer Tarantino and director Robert Rodriguez accomplished exactly what they were trying to do with 'From Dusk Till… More