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70
Variety
Helmer-writer Padraig Reynolds creates a dizzying pastiche of genre conventions, and he has a terrific actress in Anessa Ramsey, who's that rare thing in horror, a thoroughly convincing victim.
42
Rites Of Spring does have a real "no idea what's going to happen next" quality, which is rare. Then again, that's because the movie feels haphazard and unfinished: more weed than plant.
40
The cinematographer, Carl Herse, knows his way around genre staples like claustrophobic cornfields, animal carcasses, porcelain-doll heads, voyeur perspectives, decrepit interiors and, of course, the time-honored serial-killer wall, with thumbtacked clippings and photographs about old murders. Nevertheless, Rites of Spring yields a slender bounty.
30
The Hollywood Reporter
A grindhouse slasher picture that swings from dull to ridiculous without finding any pulpy pleasure in between.
0
Slant Magazine
Padraig Reynolds's film has no interest in self-awareness, and in fact wears stupidity as a sort of badge of honor.

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