70

Variety

By Dennis Harvey
A horror comedy much closer to the actor-riffing drollery of Edgar Wright and Christopher Guest than "Scary Movie"-style splatstick, Rosencrantz & Guildenstern Are Undead is one sly slice of the ridiculous.
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60

L.A. Weekly

All of the riffs are twice and thrice removed, but the effect is lively rather than tiresome, largely on the strength of game performances, Sean Lennon's atmospheric score and writer/director Jordan Galland's clear affection for his sources.
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60

Time Out New York

By Joshua Rothkopf
Like the vampires that cavort throughout it, this horror-comedy doesn’t have much chance of surviving the harsh light of scrutiny--but as a loopy, antiserious lark, it should prove plenty alive on the midnight-movie circuit.
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50

Los Angeles Times

By Gary Goldstein
Starts off feeling clever and original but turns silly and diffused as its convoluted story spins out.
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50

The New York Times

By Mike Hale
A toothless satire whose targets include vampire mania, low-rent theater, indie romantic comedies, Scorsese, Shakespeare and “Law & Order,” it plays like a Web series expanded to feature length, or an adaptation of one of the Naked Angels’ staged serial soap operas.
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40

The Hollywood Reporter

By Frank Scheck
A horror spoof that has little reason for being, Rosencrantz and Guildenstern are Undead pretty much uses up its quotient of wit with the title.
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38

New York Post

By Kyle Smith
This loopy farce has the feel of a wacky off-off-Broadway play with more energy than wit, but it has its moments. And the laid-back acting of Hoffman (son of Dustin) just about holds it together.
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20

NPR

By Ian Buckwalter
This is a movie so in love with its own supposed cleverness that it never realizes it's not all that clever.
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45 out of 100
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