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John Dies at the End

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I stopped taking notes when the woman disintegrated into a ball of writhing snakes.
Michael O'Sullivan, Washington Post  full review
 
Despite its astronomical body count, John Dies at the End never takes itself too seriously, and neither should you.
Rene Rodriguez, Miami Herald  full review
 
Director Don Coscarelli isn't especially smooth or coherent, and he leans on weird for weird's sake.
Tom Long, Detroit News  full review
 
How can a single movie contain all this awesome craziness?
Colin Covert, Minneapolis Star Tribune  full review
 
[It] eventually finds its own rhythm and meaningful chaos.
Tom Keogh, Seattle Times  full review
 
Nobody cares about John.
Mick LaSalle, San Francisco Chronicle  full review
 
Salvador Dali meets George Romero. Say hello.
Steven Rea, Philadelphia Inquirer  full review
 
"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  full review
 
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  full review
 
"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  full review
 
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  full review
 
A movie so brazenly off-kilter that I'm not entirely sure its title is even accurate.
Elizabeth Weitzman, New York Daily News  full review
 
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  full review
 
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  full review
 
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  full review
 
John lives in a frisky otherworld of willful incoherence all its own.
Robert Abele, Los Angeles Times  full review
 
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  full review
 
When you're having great fun at a movie and suddenly you're not, where's the fun?
Joe Morgenstern, Wall Street Journal  full review
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