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80
The A.V. Club
Zombie fills The Devil's Rejects with thrilling setpieces, pays homage to his inspirations without outright ripping them off (most of the time), brings back some cult-movie icons (hello, Mary Woronov and E.G. Daily), and works in some profanely clever dialogue.
80
For the right audience, this movie is the butt-kicking, dirt-talking, blood-spurting equivalent of beautiful music.
75
If you're not in the mood for "The Texas Chain Saw Massacre" meets "Last House on the Left," stay very far away. Horror fans will find what they're looking for, though.
70
Dallas Observer
The cast is full of cool cult actors past and present, and the movie is great at what it does. It's also brutal as hell, and not everyone will have the stomach for it.
60
Variety
If you can stomach the violence -- and despite the R rating, that's a big if -- it's hard to deny that Zombie has made exactly the movie he set out to make, guaranteed to satiate his considerable fan base and sicken just about everyone else.
58
Entertainment Weekly
Zombie doesn't pretend to be on the side of the victims. He makes no bones about his identification with the sexy outlaw serial killers.
50
Completely unhinged, a garish and gonzo walk on the wild side.
40
L.A. Weekly
This film is lean, tight and irredeemably vile. People are gonna love it.
40
Crass, vacuous exercise in grind-house stylistics.
30
Village Voice
By rubbing your nose in this hillbilly mayhem, Zombie all but dares you to acknowledge your liberal elitism, simply because just now, in Dubya's America, you don't happen to find anything particularly funny or lovable about stupid, dangerous provincials.

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