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89
Austin Chronicle
This is horror with a wink and a nod to drive-in theatres and sweaty back seats. This is how it's done.
75
ReelViews
It's great fun, but certainly not great art.
70
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 New Yorker
The movie's horror-comics second half is cheesy, derivative, and ultimately a little wearying. But it's also unpretentious and insanely cheerful.
60
Robert Rodriguez's second effort is a funny, craftily written piece of low-grade horror crapola.
60
On a mindless exploitation level this is pretty good, but on other levels it seems to make promises that it fails to deliver on; none of the deaths carries any moral weight, and the climactic special-effects free-for-all tends to drown out all other interests.
50
Spiritually it's a John Woo-George Romero-Jim Thompson picture, outrageously bloody and weird.
10
It's a triumph of vile over content; mindless nihilism posing as hipness.
10
A plodding, aggressive film that is neither engaging, disturbing nor funny.
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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