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John Dies at the End

Rated R for bloody violence and gore, nudity, language and drug content.

R In Theaters 01/25/2013 , 108min.
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Chicago Sun-Times
Coscarelli knows how to exploit horror/sci-fi tropes and adeptly meld a practical effect with a well-timed gag. Many could depict a man's disembodied moustache with the right degree of farcicality, but few can imbue it with such an oddball credibility. Full Review
A.O. Scott
The New York Times
It lays waste to linear narration, thematic coherence, psychological plausibility and just about everything else you might expect to encounter. 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. Full Review
Andrew O'Hehir
Salon.com
Is this an "indie" film with a deliberately messed-up chronology and an ambitious narrative you'll appreciate even more the second time through? Yes. Is this a deliberately trashy horror-comedy with a few decent jolts and several big laughs, best viewed with a gang of friends and a consciousness-altering agent of your choosing, parasitical or not? That too. Full Review
Dana Stevens
Slate
A gleefully crummy buddy comedy that uses horror-movie conventions as catapults to hurl the audience down one "whoa, dude!" narrative wormhole after another. Full Review
Elizabeth Weitzman
New York Daily News
This is really the kind of movie that was made to be watched in a haze after midnight, at which point it would all, no doubt, make perfect sense. Full Review

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