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  • 100
    Peter Hartlaub San Francisco Chronicle

    Bursts with action, ideas and interesting characters. show more

  • 70
    The Hollywood Reporter

    A gritty, low-key hybrid of horror film and road movie that aptly demonstrates the stylistic flexibility of this undying genre. show more

  • 65
    Scott Tobias NPR

    Though it has plenty of shocks, the film creates a wasteland that would be compellingly deranged even without vampires pressing insistently at every border. Horror is just the half of it. show more

  • 75
    Roger Ebert Chicago Sun-Times

    Director Jim Mickle, who co-wrote the film with his star Nick Damici, has crafted a good-looking, well-played and atmospheric apocalyptic vision. show more

  • 75
    Boston Globe

    This doomed world may feel familiar, but Stake Land remains one of the genre's smartest entries in years. show more

  • 63
    Michael Phillips Chicago Tribune

    It is a film of many ploooooches, meaning: stake in the chest? Ploooooch goes the sound effect. Yank it out again: ploooooch. Wipe. Rinse. Repeat. show more

  • 25
    Kyle Smith New York Post

    This genre flat-lined a long time ago. Why won't it stay dead? show more

  • 90
    Pam Grady Boxoffice Magazine

    Stake Land is the movie "The Road" should have been. show more

  • 20
    Joshua Rothkopf Time Out New York

    The whole movie aches from tired blood. show more

  • 80
    Andrew O'Hehir Salon.com

    Horror fans will celebrate Stake Land, and future horror-film directors should go to school on it. The flame is still burning -- and it keeps the undead away, at least for a while. show more

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