Metascore
52

Mixed or average reviews - based on 14 Critics

Critic score distribution:
  1. Positive: 6 out of 14
  2. Negative: 3 out of 14
  1. 89
    This is horror with a wink and a nod to drive-in theatres and sweaty back seats. This is how it's done.
  2. Reviewed by: Todd McCarthy
    80
    A deliriously trashy, exuberantly vulgar, lavishly appointed exploitation picture, this weird combo of road-kill movie and martial-arts vampire gorefest is made to order for the stimulation of teenage boys.
  3. 75
    It's great fun, but certainly not great art.
  4. Imagine two movies...The first is a moody thriller about two brothers who pull off a bank job, take a family hostage, and head for Mexico. The second is a garish horror freak-out. The deranged hook of From Dusk Till Dawn is that it starts out as the first movie and turns, on a dime, into the second.
  5. Mr. Rodriguez demonstrates his talents more clearly than ever -- he's visually inventive, quick-witted and a fabulous editor -- while still hampering himself with sophomoric material.
  6. Reviewed by: Terrence Rafferty
    70
    The movie's horror-comics second half is cheesy, derivative, and ultimately a little wearying. But it's also unpretentious and insanely cheerful.
  7. Reviewed by: Staff (Not credited)
    60
    Rodriguez's film is a high-octane fun-house ride with only one speed: sick-making.
  8. Reviewed by: Jeff Giles
    60
    Robert Rodriguez's second effort is a funny, craftily written piece of low-grade horror crapola.
  9. On a mindless exploitation level this is pretty good, but on other levels it seems to make promises that it fails to deliver on; none of the deaths carries any moral weight, and the climactic special-effects free-for-all tends to drown out all other interests.
  10. Plenty of surprises, almost all of them nasty.
  11. Spiritually it's a John Woo-George Romero-Jim Thompson picture, outrageously bloody and weird.
  12. It's a triumph of vile over content; mindless nihilism posing as hipness.
  13. 10
    A plodding, aggressive film that is neither engaging, disturbing nor funny.
  14. Quentin Tarantino and Robert Rodriguez had their fun with From Dusk Till Dawn, and now they need to stay away from each other. For their own good. Forever.
User Score
7.8

Generally favorable reviews- based on 94 Ratings

User score distribution:
  1. Positive: 10 out of 13
  2. Negative: 2 out of 13
  1. Jan 2, 2013
    10
    To me, It's incredibly rare for a movie to not only to suck you in but to keep you interested and entertained through out and this movieTo me, It's incredibly rare for a movie to not only to suck you in but to keep you interested and entertained through out and this movie really did it for me. I loved it. Full Review »
  2. Nov 24, 2012
    8
    This movie is directed by Robert Rodriquez and has a screenplay by Quentin Tarantino who also has a role in the film. This is actually one ofThis movie is directed by Robert Rodriquez and has a screenplay by Quentin Tarantino who also has a role in the film. This is actually one of the first movies by Robert Rodriguez and Quentin Tarantino that I watched and from then on I pretty much became a fan of them both. So, when it came out on Blu-ray a while ago I had to get it for the collection of course.

    When I and my dear wife first watched this movie we did not really know what it was all about. We thought it was just another robbery/criminal story and the first half of the movie it is indeed
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  3. j30
    Nov 10, 2011
    6
    A mildly entertaining movie that starts out like a Tarantino movie and then quickly turns into a horror b-movie.