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  • 30
    John DeFore The Hollywood Reporter

    A grindhouse slasher picture that swings from dull to ridiculous without finding any pulpy pleasure in between. show more

  • NA
    Slant Magazine

    Padraig Reynolds's film has no interest in self-awareness, and in fact wears stupidity as a sort of badge of honor. show more

  • 70
    Variety

    Helmer-writer Padraig Reynolds creates a dizzying pastiche of genre conventions, and he has a terrific actress in Anessa Ramsey, who's that rare thing in horror, a thoroughly convincing victim. show more

  • 40
    The New York Times

    The cinematographer, Carl Herse, knows his way around genre staples like claustrophobic cornfields, animal carcasses, porcelain-doll heads, voyeur perspectives, decrepit interiors and, of course, the time-honored serial-killer wall, with thumbtacked clippings and photographs about old murders. Nevertheless, Rites of Spring yields a slender bounty. show more

  • 42
    Noel Murray The A.V. Club

    Rites Of Spring does have a real "no idea what's going to happen next" quality, which is rare. Then again, that's because the movie feels haphazard and unfinished: more weed than plant. show more

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