It's a lot of fun, and Dante's heart is palpably in it.
David Edelstein, New York Magazine/Vulture, 2015-06-19
Dante has always been at least as much of a comedian as a monster fan, and the film has plenty of gruesome dark humor about embalming fluid and rigor mortis.
Stephen Whitty, Newark Star-Ledger, 2015-06-19
The film switches gears between genres with Dante's customary ease, even if none of it goes particularly deep.
Boyd van Hoeij, Hollywood Reporter, 2014-09-08
The freedom of the director's best work is missing.
Ben Kenigsberg, New York Times, 2015-06-19
"Burying the Ex" is a genre-mashing low for Dante.
Robert Abele, Los Angeles Times, 2015-06-18
How did the guy who made "Gremlins" and "The Howling" direct this cheap-looking, sophomoric, unfunny dreck?
Eddie Goldberger, New York Daily News, 2015-06-18
The cast is game to try anything, but there's just not much here for them to work with. Like most zombies, "Burying the Ex" is an idea that should have stayed dead.
Bill Goodykoontz, Arizona Republic, 2015-06-18
Joe Dante's "Burying the Ex" is missing the key ingredient every good zombie movie needs: brains.
Sara Stewart, New York Post, 2015-06-18
One gets the sense that Dante's gifts are better served by big sandbox productions like the underrated Looney Tunes: Back In Action, which allow him to pursue any and every idea.
Ignatiy Vishnevetsky, AV Club, 2015-06-18
Jonathan Hall's garish cinematography makes the whole movie look like a psychedelic mortuary. The screenplay, by Alan Trezza, is deadly, no pun intended.
Rex Reed, New York Observer, 2015-06-17
The scariest thing about Burying the Ex is that there are screenwriters and producers who believe there's an audience for this sub-Entourage swill.
Alan Scherstuhl, Village Voice, 2015-06-12
Despite a game trio of leads, Joe Dante's zombie rom-com disappoints with its outmoded sexism and indifferent visuals.
Guy Lodge, Variety, 2014-09-08