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Based on 18 Reviews
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fan reviews ( 0 )
  • 50
    Mick LaSalle San Francisco Chronicle

    Army of Darkness has good moments and shows traces of wit right up to the end, though these moments wind up coming fewer and farther between. [19 Feb 1993, Daily Datebook, p.D1] show more

  • 38
    Mike Clark USA Today

    The movie runs just 80 minutes, but it's enough time for doldrums to set in when nifty special effects and funny verbal exchanges are out grabbing a smoke. [19 Feb 1993, Life, p.5D] show more

  • 75
    Dave Kehr Chicago Tribune

    Much of the movie's charm, in fact, is derived from its sense of its own instant disposability. Raimi has created the cinematic equivalent of fast food-efficient, unassuming and seriously regressive. It may not be much good for you in the end, but consuming it is loads of fun. [19 Feb 1993, Friday, p.C] show more

  • 75
    James Berardinelli ReelViews

    No matter what your opinion is of the movie, you're unlikely to be bored. show more

  • 50
    Roger Ebert Chicago Sun-Times

    The movie isn't as funny or entertaining as "Evil Dead II," however, maybe because the comic approach seems recycled. show more

  • 50
    David Sterritt Christian Science Monitor

    Fans of ultraviolent sword-and-sorcery nonsense will have a good time; others will head for the exit. [19 Feb 1993, Arts, p.10] show more

  • 70
    Film Threat

    Easily the most unique film in the trilogy, and in many ways the most fun. show more

  • 60

    As a film in its own right, this quirky Ray Harryhausen tribute (a skeleton army!) rocks. As an Evil Dead film, though, it’s ultimately not funny, scary or gory enough. show more

  • 50
    TV Guide

    Raimi is a master at pacing this kind of material, however, and never allows it to become redundant. show more

  • 40
    Marc Savlov Austin Chronicle

    A poor man's "Excalibur," but the fact of the matter is that the film displays far too little of the incisor-sharp wit and out-of-control mayhem readily available in the other two films. It just doesn't work. show more

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