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60
Dallas Observer
If your expectations aren't too high, there's lots of cool shit on-screen.
50
Shock-rocker Rob Zombie's loving homage to flat-out nasty horror films of the 1970s will leave many post-"Scream" (1996) horror fans cold because of what it's not. It's not slick or glossy. It's not funny or self-referential.
50
Entertainment Weekly
Isn't coherent, exactly, but what dripping-ghoul horror movie is these days? The new rule is, It's not hip to make sense when you're raising hell.
50
New York Daily News
Zombie's sense of fun gets buried under the growing pile of bodies, and eventually, we're left with little more than a frenzy of sadism.
40
The endless gore and violence make the experience torturous -- and not just for the victims in the movie.
38
Premiere
Zombie's film plays more like an experimental pastiche than an outright homage to those classic road-trip-gone-wrong movies.
30
L.A. Weekly
Zombie wants his film to be gleefully demented, but he fails to grasp that loud, inbred evil people torturing stupid, grating benign people isn’t disturbing as much as tedious.
12
New York Post
Kicks off as a cheap piece of retro schlock and quickly devolves into a putrid bloodbath with a thin narrative made utterly indecipherable by the first-time director's clueless approach to filmmaking.
11
The film is a mess, going all over the graveyard but never finding the grave. It's the work of a fan with too much time (and money) on his hands, eagerly awaited but best forgotten.
10
Film Threat
Rips off so many splatter movie tricks at once that it becomes totally frustrating.

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