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Generally favorable reviews - based on 10 Critics

Critic score distribution:
  1. Positive: 6 out of 10
  2. Negative: 0 out of 10
  1. Reviewed by: Matthew Sorrento
    80
    The joy behind this film is right there in the old-time, exploitation-tinged title.
  2. 75
    The movie goes out on a high, but until then, it plays almost like the pilot for a TV series. But it would be a GOOD TV series.
  3. Reviewed by: Chris Barsanti
    70
    The result is smart, gruesome and inventive enough to more than please niche genre fans who are likely to spread the word to fellow admirers of gallows humor.
  4. The jokes do wear thin, and the setup does too, but it’s nonetheless worth noting what a couple of crafty thieves can do with elbow grease, some spare change and the kind of deep movie love that never dies.
  5. Reviewed by: Dennis Harvey
    70
    Antic horror comedy I Sell the Dead nods to the '60s Hammer heyday of fog-swirling Victorian chillers, as well as that period's penchant for teaming genre favorites (Boris Karloff, Basil Rathbone, Peter Lorre, etc.) in genial sendups.
  6. 63
    Genre fans will definitely get off on I Sell the Dead, but outsiders might be less enthusiastic.
  7. Reviewed by: Nicolas Rapold
    60
    The storytelling frame allows a genial, ain't-it-cool pile-up of occasionally antic episodes.
  8. Reviewed by: Ty Burr
    50
    A sweet, splattery bit of in-jokery; if it’s not actually a good movie, on some level you have to admire the chutzpah of a film set in 1850s Ireland but shot on Staten Island.
  9. Low-budget, grubby and gleeful, but with a nice sense of style and apparently an endless supply of dry ice. Points deducted, though, for a too-easy alien-corpse joke.
  10. Reviewed by: Michael Ordoña
    50
    The movie's not without charm -- the creature effects are fun and the mix of vampires, zombies (et al) is amusing. That's not enough to save it from the Curse of the Predictable Plot Twist and the Blight of the Creeping Shadows.

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