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The Devil's Rejects Review

Other Critics provided by Metacritic.com

Critics scores range from 0 to 100, with higher scores indicating more favorable reviews.

  • 3.0
    53

    out of 100

    Metascore®
    Mixed or average reviews
    based on a weighted average of all
    critic review scores.

  • 50

    out of 100

    USA Today Mike Clark

    A little of this will go a long way.

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  • 58

    out of 100

    Entertainment Weekly Owen Gleiberman

    Zombie doesn't pretend to be on the side of the victims. He makes no bones about his identification with the sexy outlaw serial killers.

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  • 75

    out of 100

    Chicago Sun-Times Roger Ebert

    Here is a gaudy vomitorium of a movie, violent, nauseating and really a pretty good example of its genre. If you are a hardened horror movie fan capable of appreciating skill and wit in the service of the deliberately disgusting, The Devil's Rejects may exercise a certain strange charm.

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  • 80

    out of 100

    The Hollywood Reporter Michael Rechtshaffen

    It plays like "Bonnie & Clyde" as made by a committee comprised of George Romero, Sam Peckinpah, Tobe Hooper, Sergio Leone and John Waters -- but Zombie still manages to inject a pervasive flavor all his own.

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For Families provided by Common Sense Media

not for kids

A family of sadistic killers—a big no for kids.

What Parents Need to Know

Parents need to know that the movie includes harrowing scenes of brutal violence, horrendous language, grisly nudity, and frightening family tension scenes. The film includes drinking, smoking, drug use, torture, sex performed under threat of death, murders by penetration by large weapons, car accidents that leave splatty bodies, dead animals, prostitution and pimping, religious sacrileges.

  • Families can talk about reasons for its resurrection of previous films: why is the family focus of '70s horror reappearing at this moment? What are the threats to today's families that the movie makes both metaphorical and literal?

The good stuff
  • message true0

    Messages: A family of murderers on the run, chased by a vengeful cop.

What to watch for
  • violence false5

    Violence: Horrific murders.

  • sex false5

    Sex: Nudity and sexual abuse.

  • language false5

    Language: Hundreds of uses of the f-word.

  • consumerism false3

    Consumerism: Not an issue

  • drugsalcoholtobacco false5

    Drinking, drugs and smoking: Characters drink, smoke, and do drugs incessantly.

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