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"...Henstridge and Ice Cube play two sides of the same tough coin, and they pair nicely. Cassidy, Duvall and Grier efficiently depict the brain and brawn of the colony's female domination..."Variety "...[Henstridge] handles herself well....Ice Cube seems to be having fun..."New York Times "...Natasha Henstridge proves likable..."Box Office "...A shot of adrenaline....The action soars in a series of increasingly frenetic and grisly set-pieces, which revel in an enjoyably gruesome sense of humour..."Total Film41.33934

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"A modestly effective little chiller....A welcome return from a genre filmmaker who here weds technique to gravitas."Sight and Sound34.5647

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"A modestly effective little chiller....A welcome return from a genre filmmaker who here weds technique to gravitas."Sight and Sound24.73652

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"...[A] well-made suspenser....John Carpenter demonstrates he has a finger right on the pulse of today's film-going public..." Variety "[D]ensely atmospheric....Carpenter evokes a real sense of menace..." Sight and Sound "[A] classic supernatural thriller....Masterful." Uncut17.27221

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"[A] classic supernatural thriller....Masterful."Uncut "...[A] well-made suspenser....John Carpenter demonstrates he has a finger right on the pulse of today's film-going public..."Variety "[D]ensely atmospheric....Carpenter evokes a real sense of menace..."Sight and Sound17.27221

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"...Looks better and better as time passes..." - RecommendedPremiere "...A solidly satisfying actioner....[A] proper urgent mood..."Variety "...Brutal, very fine-looking....Carpenter's most ambitous, most riveting film to date..."New York Times "...ESCAPE FROM NEW YORK featured a supporting cast of cult appeal and successfully launched Kurt Russell as a rugged action hero..."Total Film "The premise, characters and theme all resonate..."Sight and Sound Ranked #7 in Uncut's Best DVDs Of 2005 -- "John Carpenter's dystopian, kick-ass, junk-punk flick of 1977..."Uncut 3.5 stars out of 4 -- "One of the coolest and most exciting action/sci-fi flicks ever made. John Carpenter was in a zone..."Premiere17.24307

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"...Looks better and better as time passes..." - Recommended Premiere "...A solidly satisfying actioner....[A] proper urgent mood..." Variety "...Brutal, very fine-looking....Carpenter's most ambitous, most riveting film to date..." New York Times "...ESCAPE FROM NEW YORK featured a supporting cast of cult appeal and successfully launched Kurt Russell as a rugged action hero..." Total Film "The premise, characters and theme all resonate..." Sight and Sound Ranked #7 in Uncut's Best DVDs Of 2005 -- "John Carpenter's dystopian, kick-ass, junk-punk flick of 1977..." Uncut 3.5 stars out of 4 -- "One of the coolest and most exciting action/sci-fi flicks ever made. John Carpenter was in a zone..."Premiere17.24307

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"...Rarely have the remoter corners of the Panavision frame been used to such good effect, as shifting volumes of darkness and light reveal the ineluctable presence of a sinister something..." Sight and Sound "...Carpenter has a good feel for timing the thrills and occasionally adds an offbeat, almost perverse sense of humor, which works..." Variety "...Carpenter's slasher is the original teen-scream flick..." Entertainment Weekly "...A seminal slasher that gets better with age....Terrifying..." Total Film "John Carpenter's perfectly faceted gem of a horror movie..." Premiere17.20864

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"...Rarely have the remoter corners of the Panavision frame been used to such good effect, as shifting volumes of darkness and light reveal the ineluctable presence of a sinister something..."Sight and Sound "...Carpenter has a good feel for timing the thrills and occasionally adds an offbeat, almost perverse sense of humor, which works..."Variety "...Carpenter's slasher is the original teen-scream flick..."Entertainment Weekly "...A seminal slasher that gets better with age....Terrifying..."Total Film "John Carpenter's perfectly faceted gem of a horror movie..."Premiere17.20864

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"...Rarely have the remoter corners of the Panavision frame been used to such good effect, as shifting volumes of darkness and light reveal the ineluctable presence of a sinister something..."Sight and Sound "...Carpenter has a good feel for timing the thrills and occasionally adds an offbeat, almost perverse sense of humor, which works..."Variety "...Carpenter's slasher is the original teen-scream flick..."Entertainment Weekly "...A seminal slasher that gets better with age....Terrifying..."Total Film "John Carpenter's perfectly faceted gem of a horror movie..."Premiere17.20864

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"...[Carpenter] has a ball mixing fun and fright..."Rolling Stone "...Nightmarish....Carpenter's best movie in years." -- Rating: B+Entertainment Weekly "...It's a nifty idea, and director John Carpenter keeps the story moving....The film has a nice balance of popular and cult appeal..."Variety "...[A] sardonic, increasingly wild-eyed nightmare....Mr. Carpenter has devised himself a cinematic hall of mirrors..."New York Times "...Carpenter begins in a low key, building tension slowly but steadily, in a first-rate display of style and craftsmanship..."Los Angeles Times17.1634

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"...[Carpenter] has a ball mixing fun and fright..."Rolling Stone "...Nightmarish....Carpenter's best movie in years." -- Rating: B+Entertainment Weekly "...It's a nifty idea, and director John Carpenter keeps the story moving....The film has a nice balance of popular and cult appeal..."Variety "...[A] sardonic, increasingly wild-eyed nightmare....Mr. Carpenter has devised himself a cinematic hall of mirrors..."New York Times "...Carpenter begins in a low key, building tension slowly but steadily, in a first-rate display of style and craftsmanship..."Los Angeles Times17.1634

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"...Carpenter throws in the works..." USA Today "...Wicked fun..."Rolling Stone "...With much humor and high adventure, JOHN CARPENTER'S ESCAPE FROM L.A. imagines a Dante-esque vision of the City of Angels..."Los Angeles Times "...ESCAPE FROM L.A. is a go-for-broke action extravaganza that satirizes the genre at the same time it's exploiting it....It goes deliberately and cheerfully over the top..."Chicago Sun-Times "[With] costlier effects and some in-jokes about Hollywood..."Uncut17.10444

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"...Carpenter throws in the works..." USA Today "...Wicked fun..."Rolling Stone "...With much humor and high adventure, JOHN CARPENTER'S ESCAPE FROM L.A. imagines a Dante-esque vision of the City of Angels..."Los Angeles Times "...ESCAPE FROM L.A. is a go-for-broke action extravaganza that satirizes the genre at the same time it's exploiting it....It goes deliberately and cheerfully over the top..."Chicago Sun-Times "[With] costlier effects and some in-jokes about Hollywood..."Uncut17.10444

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"Carpenter directs Elvis with a restless camera and a surprising amount of dramatic restraint..." -- Grade: BA.V. Club 4 stars out of 5 -- "Russell is the revelation. It's a full-on, near-perfect Elvis impression..."Empire16.87309

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"...PRECINCT 13 is filled with delectable bits of business in direction and performances..." Sight and Sound "...Carpenter is an extremely resourceful director [with an] ability to construct film entirely out of action and movement..." New York Times "...A tight, tense thriller....Carpenter's eerie score and Douglas Knapp's stylish cinematography give this low-budget shoot-out all the weight of an urban RIO BRAVO..." Entertainment Weekly "[I]nstinctively punk....Brilliant..."Uncut Ranked #20 in Uncut's Best DVDs Of 2005 -- "Carpenter's film is a classic in its own right, a benchmark of lean action cinema." Uncut 4 stars out of 5 -- "[A] stripped-down thriller....It owes as much to George A. Romero as Howard Hawks....Raw and visceral..."Empire16.8614

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"...PRECINCT 13 is filled with delectable bits of business in direction and performances..."Sight and Sound "...Carpenter is an extremely resourceful director [with an] ability to construct film entirely out of action and movement..."New York Times "...A tight, tense thriller....Carpenter's eerie score and Douglas Knapp's stylish cinematography give this low-budget shoot-out all the weight of an urban RIO BRAVO..."Entertainment Weekly "[I]nstinctively punk....Brilliant..."Uncut Ranked #20 in Uncut's Best DVDs Of 2005 -- "Carpenter's film is a classic in its own right, a benchmark of lean action cinema."Uncut 4 stars out of 5 -- "[A] stripped-down thriller....It owes as much to George A. Romero as Howard Hawks....Raw and visceral..."Empire16.82785

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"...Carpenter is conspicuously with it....An upscale send-up..." New York Times "...[The] costuming, sets, stunts and special visual effects by Richard Edlund are particularly lavish..." Variety16.76889

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"[A]n affectionate, anarchic sci-fi satire featuring hippie astronauts, talking bombs and cosmic surfing." Sight and Sound16.76889

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"[A]n affectionate, anarchic sci-fi satire featuring hippie astronauts, talking bombs and cosmic surfing."Sight and Sound16.76889

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"[A]n affectionate, anarchic sci-fi satire featuring hippie astronauts, talking bombs and cosmic surfing."Sight and Sound16.76889

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"...[The] costuming, sets, stunts and special visual effects by Richard Edlund are particularly lavish..."Variety "...Carpenter is conspicuously with it....An upscale send-up..."New York Times16.76889

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"[Bruckner's] section is superb, with affecting performances, a sense of dread reminiscent of John Carpenter's 'Prince of Darkness' and many striking images."New York Times0.587212

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"...Carpenter and his team seem to be having lots of fun. THEY LIVE, one of his best films, has the paranoid buildup of THE THING or HALLOWEEN..."Los Angeles Times "...With this goofy bit of sci-fi, Carpenter reached the height of subversive absurdity..."Entertainment Weekly "...John Carpenter's last decent film is cartoonish, high-concept sci-fi with a heavy hint of politics..."Total Film0.5617832

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"...Carpenter and his team seem to be having lots of fun. THEY LIVE, one of his best films, has the paranoid buildup of THE THING or HALLOWEEN..."Los Angeles Times "...With this goofy bit of sci-fi, Carpenter reached the height of subversive absurdity..."Entertainment Weekly "...John Carpenter's last decent film is cartoonish, high-concept sci-fi with a heavy hint of politics..."Total Film0.5617832

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"[A] potent thriller with some stirring performances."USA Today "[T]ense and exciting....The interplay between the characters is consistently revealing, and Hawke and Fishburne, with their sharply contrasting personalities and physical presences, anchor the escalating action and suspense."Los Angeles Times "John Carpenter's 1976 classic gets a smart, subversive make-over from director Jean-Francois Richet..." Uncut0.5380589

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The Wire (p.65) - "Sequencers glower and go into holding patterns in a manner that wouldn't be out of place in a John Carpenter main title theme, time signatures and key changes are cut and pasted together..."CMJ (No. 922, p.4) - "Wooshy keyboards and whimsical vocals replace blastbeats and snarling on BLOOD INSIDE's nine prog epics."0.4194371

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3 stars out of 4 -- "[The film] delivers an entertaining mix of action, gnarly gore gross-out and humor all on its own."Rolling Stone "[A] splatterific tale of zombie types running amok in a rural Texas town..." -- Grade: B-Entertainment Weekly "[An] homage to drive-in horror's cheap 'n' nasty heyday....[With] a game support cast, including sharp-shooting drifter Freddy Rodriguez and embattled sheriff Michael Biehn."Total Film 3 stars out of 5 -- "There are great scenes....It's hard not to cheer at the sick effects and slick stunts..."Empire 4 stars out of 5 -- "Like John Carpenter's best, the action takes place in an endless night, in a town where the dead are coming back to life."Uncut "The film shares several characters with DEATH PROOF, but it's located closer to KILL BILL and SIN CITY..."Sight and Sound0.2516623

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"GRINDHOUSE, soaked in bloody nostalgia for the cheesy, disreputable pleasures of an older form of movie entertainment can also be seen as a passionate protest against the present state of the entertainment industry."New York Times "PLANET TERROR is an instant classic of deadpan perfection....[DEATH PROOF's] final showdown is sheer brutality, sheer bliss, and sheer primal statement on the new power balance of the sexes." -- Grade: AEntertainment Weekly 3.5 stars out of 4 -- "GRINDHOUSE is a double dose of lowdown, dirty, blood-splattering fun....This babes-and-bullets tour de force gets you high on movies again."Rolling Stone 3 stars out of 4 -- "DEATH PROOF is a slasher/revenge fantasy with a female empowerment theme....GRINDHOUSE is a rowdy jolt of quasi-nostalgic escapism."USA Today 4 stars out of 5 -- "Infectious and irresistible....It's blessed with a rare, raw enthusiasm, made by two directors who really care for their day job."Total Film 5 stars out of 5 -- "Tarantino makes his usual interesting music choices, giving the film a must-have soundtrack. Rodriguez does his own score with a John Carpenter-esque synthesizer. Every little detail adds up to make GRINDHOUSE the total package..."Ultimate DVD0.2516623

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"GRINDHOUSE, soaked in bloody nostalgia for the cheesy, disreputable pleasures of an older form of movie entertainment can also be seen as a passionate protest against the present state of the entertainment industry."New York Times "PLANET TERROR is an instant classic of deadpan perfection....[DEATH PROOF's] final showdown is sheer brutality, sheer bliss, and sheer primal statement on the new power balance of the sexes." -- Grade: AEntertainment Weekly 3.5 stars out of 4 -- "GRINDHOUSE is a double dose of lowdown, dirty, blood-splattering fun....This babes-and-bullets tour de force gets you high on movies again."Rolling Stone 3 stars out of 4 -- "DEATH PROOF is a slasher/revenge fantasy with a female empowerment theme....GRINDHOUSE is a rowdy jolt of quasi-nostalgic escapism."USA Today 4 stars out of 5 -- "Infectious and irresistible....It's blessed with a rare, raw enthusiasm, made by two directors who really care for their day job."Total Film 5 stars out of 5 -- "Tarantino makes his usual interesting music choices, giving the film a must-have soundtrack. Rodriguez does his own score with a John Carpenter-esque synthesizer. Every little detail adds up to make GRINDHOUSE the total package..."Ultimate DVD0.2516623

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"[A] taut, seductive thriller....Sam Shepard plays the grizzled father, Russel, with a malevolence that's all the more chilling for its bizarre detachment..."Wall Street Journal "Between EASTBOUND & DOWN, DJANGO UNCHAINED, and now COLD IN JULY, Johnson has a nice little streak going of turning seemingly disposable characters into indelible scene-stealing rascals. -- Grade: BEntertainment Weekly 3 stars out of 4 -- "Channeling John Carpenter and David Cronenberg, director Jim Mickle expertly builds nerve-shattering tension into COLD IN JULY."Rolling Stone "Theres a very 1980s vibe to the middle passage, especially once the director cranks up Jeff Graces mood music....Entertaining..."A.V. Club "The pulpy neo-noir COLD IN JULY should propel the filmmaking team of Jim Mickle and Nick Damici further up the blood-spattered, zombie-infested hierarchy of B-movie auteurs with Hollywood ambitions."New York Times 3 stars out of 4 -- "Adapted from Joe R. Lansdales novel...COLD is Greek tragedy with a twang."Washington Post0.2516623

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"[A] taut, seductive thriller....Sam Shepard plays the grizzled father, Russel, with a malevolence that's all the more chilling for its bizarre detachment..."Wall Street Journal "Between EASTBOUND & DOWN, DJANGO UNCHAINED, and now COLD IN JULY, Johnson has a nice little streak going of turning seemingly disposable characters into indelible scene-stealing rascals. -- Grade: BEntertainment Weekly 3 stars out of 4 -- "Channeling John Carpenter and David Cronenberg, director Jim Mickle expertly builds nerve-shattering tension into COLD IN JULY."Rolling Stone "Theres a very 1980s vibe to the middle passage, especially once the director cranks up Jeff Graces mood music....Entertaining..."A.V. Club "The pulpy neo-noir COLD IN JULY should propel the filmmaking team of Jim Mickle and Nick Damici further up the blood-spattered, zombie-infested hierarchy of B-movie auteurs with Hollywood ambitions."New York Times 3 stars out of 4 -- "Adapted from Joe R. Lansdales novel...COLD is Greek tragedy with a twang."Washington Post0.2516623

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"[A] taut, seductive thriller....Sam Shepard plays the grizzled father, Russel, with a malevolence that's all the more chilling for its bizarre detachment..."Wall Street Journal "Between EASTBOUND & DOWN, DJANGO UNCHAINED, and now COLD IN JULY, Johnson has a nice little streak going of turning seemingly disposable characters into indelible scene-stealing rascals. -- Grade: BEntertainment Weekly 3 stars out of 4 -- "Channeling John Carpenter and David Cronenberg, director Jim Mickle expertly builds nerve-shattering tension into COLD IN JULY."Rolling Stone "Theres a very 1980s vibe to the middle passage, especially once the director cranks up Jeff Graces mood music....Entertaining..."A.V. Club "The pulpy neo-noir COLD IN JULY should propel the filmmaking team of Jim Mickle and Nick Damici further up the blood-spattered, zombie-infested hierarchy of B-movie auteurs with Hollywood ambitions."New York Times 3 stars out of 4 -- "Adapted from Joe R. Lansdales novel...COLD is Greek tragedy with a twang."Washington Post0.2516623

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"[A] taut, seductive thriller....Sam Shepard plays the grizzled father, Russel, with a malevolence that's all the more chilling for its bizarre detachment..."Wall Street Journal "Between EASTBOUND & DOWN, DJANGO UNCHAINED, and now COLD IN JULY, Johnson has a nice little streak going of turning seemingly disposable characters into indelible scene-stealing rascals. -- Grade: BEntertainment Weekly 3 stars out of 4 -- "Channeling John Carpenter and David Cronenberg, director Jim Mickle expertly builds nerve-shattering tension into COLD IN JULY."Rolling Stone "Theres a very 1980s vibe to the middle passage, especially once the director cranks up Jeff Graces mood music....Entertaining..."A.V. Club "The pulpy neo-noir COLD IN JULY should propel the filmmaking team of Jim Mickle and Nick Damici further up the blood-spattered, zombie-infested hierarchy of B-movie auteurs with Hollywood ambitions."New York Times 3 stars out of 4 -- "Adapted from Joe R. Lansdales novel...COLD is Greek tragedy with a twang."Washington Post0.2516623

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"The fight scenes in this Indonesia-set pressure cooker of an underworld thriller are done in the vintage hand-to-hand style of highly choreographed martial arts."Entertainment Weekly 4 stars out of 5 -- "An orgiastic barrage of violence, THE RAID: REDEMPTION is, at least in its finest moments, one of the most breathless, blistering action movies in recent memory."Box Office "Opening with the image of a ticking watch placed beside a gun, THE RAID: REDEMPTION is, as those props would suggest, a tense, hyper-violent action thriller..."Sight and Sound "Prizing speed and impact, THE RAID unfolds as a series of high-impact setpieces....The focus is on grace and skill, the blistering speed of the choreography, and the personal panache the performers inject into their combat."Film Comment 3.5 stars out of 4 -- "RAID is the year's most turbo-charged film, an Indonesian martial-arts movie that ups the violence by giving its characters a modern-day worldview -- and weaponry."USA Today "[A] slam-bang, knock-your-socks-off action bonanza with some of the most peerlessly shot, performed and choreographed fight sequences you're likely to see on screen."Los Angeles Times "[A] genre mash-up -- part John Carpenter B-movie, part high-concept action thriller, mostly a martial arts kick-em-up....It's inventive..."Uncut "The emphasis here is speed: The fight choreography is blisteringly quick, designed to make viewers gasp, and then cheer." -- Grade: B+A.V. Club0.2097186

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"The fight scenes in this Indonesia-set pressure cooker of an underworld thriller are done in the vintage hand-to-hand style of highly choreographed martial arts."Entertainment Weekly 4 stars out of 5 -- "An orgiastic barrage of violence, THE RAID: REDEMPTION is, at least in its finest moments, one of the most breathless, blistering action movies in recent memory."Box Office "Opening with the image of a ticking watch placed beside a gun, THE RAID: REDEMPTION is, as those props would suggest, a tense, hyper-violent action thriller..."Sight and Sound "Prizing speed and impact, THE RAID unfolds as a series of high-impact setpieces....The focus is on grace and skill, the blistering speed of the choreography, and the personal panache the performers inject into their combat."Film Comment 3.5 stars out of 4 -- "RAID is the year's most turbo-charged film, an Indonesian martial-arts movie that ups the violence by giving its characters a modern-day worldview -- and weaponry."USA Today "[A] slam-bang, knock-your-socks-off action bonanza with some of the most peerlessly shot, performed and choreographed fight sequences you're likely to see on screen."Los Angeles Times "[A] genre mash-up -- part John Carpenter B-movie, part high-concept action thriller, mostly a martial arts kick-em-up....It's inventive..."Uncut "The emphasis here is speed: The fight choreography is blisteringly quick, designed to make viewers gasp, and then cheer." -- Grade: B+A.V. Club0.2097186

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