How can a single movie contain all this awesome craziness?
Colin Covert, Minneapolis Star Tribune, 2013-03-07
[It] eventually finds its own rhythm and meaningful chaos.
Tom Keogh, Seattle Times, 2013-02-21
Salvador Dali meets George Romero. Say hello.
Steven Rea, Philadelphia Inquirer, 2013-02-07
As with most fantasy films, the story is secondary to inventive images and speculative ideas. And more than most, this one adheres to its own logic in ways that are continually entertaining.
Joe Williams, St. Louis Post-Dispatch, 2013-02-07
It zigs, zags and trips over its own feet and on its own home-brewed hallucinogens. It's a ridiculous, preposterous, sometimes maddening experience, but also kind of a blast.
A.O. Scott, New York Times, 2013-01-31
A movie so brazenly off-kilter that I'm not entirely sure its title is even accurate.
Elizabeth Weitzman, New York Daily News, 2013-01-31
What may be the most freewheeling and imaginative film of Coscarelli's checkered career, loaded with tripped-out mood and nicely balanced between humor, horror and an underlay of genuine sweetness.
Andrew O'Hehir, Salon.com, 2013-01-24
John lives in a frisky otherworld of willful incoherence all its own.
Robert Abele, Los Angeles Times, 2013-01-24
John Dies at the End is joyously heterodox in its method, an everything-but-the-kitchen-sink melange of sci-fi, black comedy, and action, with disquieting body-horror sight gags that at times recall David Cronenberg's Naked Lunch.
Dana Stevens, Slate, 2013-01-24
A shaggy-dog story with restless leg syndrome.
Alonso Duralde, TheWrap, 2013-01-24
I stopped taking notes when the woman disintegrated into a ball of writhing snakes.
Michael O'Sullivan, Washington Post, 2013-03-15
Despite its astronomical body count, John Dies at the End never takes itself too seriously, and neither should you.
Rene Rodriguez, Miami Herald, 2013-03-14
Director Don Coscarelli isn't especially smooth or coherent, and he leans on weird for weird's sake.
Tom Long, Detroit News, 2013-03-08
Nobody cares about John.
Mick LaSalle, San Francisco Chronicle, 2013-02-07
"John Dies at the End" dies closer to the beginning, before writer-director Don Coscarelli's adaptation of the book of the same name has reached minute 20.
Michael Phillips, Chicago Tribune, 2013-02-07
What Coscarelli's achieved doesn't feel like an adaptation. It feels more like he seems he skimmed the source material, burned it, and then assembled a vague recollection on film after three days of untold indulgences.
Charlie Schmidlin, Chicago Sun-Times, 2013-02-07
"John Dies at the End" thinks it's "Buffy the Vampire Slayer" for dudes. But in its randomness, its vulgarity and its level of humor, it's more like the collected writings on the walls of a roadside men's room.
Kyle Smith, New York Post, 2013-02-01
The "wackiness" (scare quotes included) is mostly ceaseless and tiresome, from the ravenous zombie neo-Nazi that leads things off to the Galaxy Quest rejects that figure in the movie's annoyingly anticlimactic finale.
Keith Uhlich, Time Out New York, 2013-01-29
It's the ultimate in spoiler titles. And this stoner Ghostbusters, an altered state disguised as a movie, may also add up to a hot cult item if silliness doesn't sabotage the scares
Peter Travers, Rolling Stone, 2013-01-25
When you're having great fun at a movie and suddenly you're not, where's the fun?
Joe Morgenstern, Wall Street Journal, 2013-01-24