• Released
  • January 25, 2013
  • R , 1 hr 39 min
  • Comedy
    Horror
  • 45 Fan Ratings
Synopsis: Flashbacks reveal how a two drug-added college dropouts saved the world from an alien invasion.

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75

St. Louis Post-Dispatch

By Joe Williams
Some of the themes and the hallucinatory special effects are reminiscent of Cronenberg’s “Naked Lunch,” and there are cheeky allusions to...
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75

Philadelphia Inquirer

By Steven Rea
John Dies at the End isn't deep. But it is deeply amusing, in the sickest possible way.
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63

Boston Globe

By Ty Burr
This loopy slacker horror farce is so intent on playing with your head — and time, and space, and paranoid conspiracy theories — that it...
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63

Rolling Stone

By Peter Travers
Coscarelli junkies won't be bothered by the film's herky-jerky rhythms. Go for the freaky fun of it, though a little soy sauce on the side...
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63

Chicago Sun-Times

Coscarelli knows how to exploit horror/sci-fi tropes and adeptly meld a practical effect with a well-timed gag. Many could depict a man's...
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60

New York Daily News

By Elizabeth Weitzman
This is really the kind of movie that was made to be watched in a haze after midnight, at which point it would all, no doubt, make perfect...
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55

NPR

By Scott Tobias
Once the colorful anecdotes sprawl out into an actual narrative, the film gets convoluted and loud, amplifying the weirdness without doing...
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50

Wall Street Journal

By Joe Morgenstern
Another is how the film manages, in the absence of a coherent plot, to be so funny and engaging until, somewhere around the midpoint, it...
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50

The Hollywood Reporter

By John DeFore
A supernatural action comedy that can never live up to its exciting opening scenes, Don Coscarelli's John Dies at the End mixes...
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25

San Francisco Chronicle

By Mick LaSalle
Every single thing wrong with John Dies at the End might have been avoided had John died at the beginning, along with all the other...
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Rated R | For Drug Content, Bloody Violence, Gore, Language and Nudity
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Common Sense Media says not for kids Oddball horror/fantasy has gore, fake drugs, monsters.
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