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Metascore

Based on 14 critic reviews provided by Metacritic.com
89
This is horror with a wink and a nod to drive-in theatres and sweaty back seats. This is how it's done.
80
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.
75
Entertainment Weekly
Imagine two movies...The first is a moody thriller about two brothers who pull off a bank job, take a family hostage, and head for Mexico. The second is a garish horror freak-out. The deranged hook of From Dusk Till Dawn is that it starts out as the first movie and turns, on a dime, into the second.
75
ReelViews
It's great fun, but certainly not great art.
70
The 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.
70
The movie's horror-comics second half is cheesy, derivative, and ultimately a little wearying. But it's also unpretentious and insanely cheerful.
60
Rodriguez's film is a high-octane fun-house ride with only one speed: sick-making.
50
Christian Science Monitor
Plenty of surprises, almost all of them nasty.
50
Spiritually it's a John Woo-George Romero-Jim Thompson picture, outrageously bloody and weird.
0
Quentin Tarantino and Robert Rodriguez had their fun with From Dusk Till Dawn, and now they need to stay away from each other. For their own good. Forever.

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