"He Never Died" isn't as fleshed out as it could be, but what the film lacks in vivid supporting characters and rich plotting it gets back from Rollins, whose innate charisma carries the film.
Noel Murray, Los Angeles Times, 2015-12-18
In addition to his large head, Rollins, actor, writer and former frontman for the punk band Black Flag, brings a fine deadpan manner to his performance in "He Never Died."
Soren Anderson, Seattle Times, 2015-12-17
Mr. Krawczyk never lapses into over-the-top horror parody, which too many others have done too often.
Neil Genzlinger, New York Times, 2015-12-17
He Never Died is a Tootsie Pop of a movie. It has the outer shell of Taken ... but there's an altogether different treat in the center.
Rob Staeger, Village Voice, 2015-12-15
While He Never Died is hardly a comedy -- it's bloody and reflective, with a gloomy side that sometimes threatens to sink it -- these wry moments are central to its appeal.
John DeFore, Hollywood Reporter, 2015-11-17