75

Chicago Tribune

By Dave Kehr
Much of the movie's charm, in fact, is derived from its sense of its own instant disposability. Raimi has created the cinematic equivalent of fast food-efficient, unassuming and seriously regressive. It may not be much good for you in the end, but consuming it is loads of fun. [19 Feb 1993, Friday, p.C]
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75

ReelViews

By James Berardinelli
No matter what your opinion is of the movie, you're unlikely to be bored.
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70

Film Threat

Easily the most unique film in the trilogy, and in many ways the most fun.
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60

Empire

As a film in its own right, this quirky Ray Harryhausen tribute (a skeleton army!) rocks. As an Evil Dead film, though, it’s ultimately not funny, scary or gory enough.
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58

Entertainment Weekly

By Owen Gleiberman
By the time Army of Darkness turns into a retread of "Jason and the Argonauts," featuring an army of fighting skeletons, the film has fallen into a ditch between parody and spectacle.
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50

Christian Science Monitor

By David Sterritt
Fans of ultraviolent sword-and-sorcery nonsense will have a good time; others will head for the exit. [19 Feb 1993, Arts, p.10]
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50

TV Guide

Raimi is a master at pacing this kind of material, however, and never allows it to become redundant.
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50

San Francisco Chronicle

By Mick LaSalle
Army of Darkness has good moments and shows traces of wit right up to the end, though these moments wind up coming fewer and farther between. [19 Feb 1993, Daily Datebook, p.D1]
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50

Chicago Sun-Times

By Roger Ebert
The movie isn't as funny or entertaining as "Evil Dead II," however, maybe because the comic approach seems recycled.
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38

USA Today

By Mike Clark
The movie runs just 80 minutes, but it's enough time for doldrums to set in when nifty special effects and funny verbal exchanges are out grabbing a smoke. [19 Feb 1993, Life, p.5D]
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57 out of 100
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