Metascore
26

Generally unfavorable reviews - based on 14 Critics

Critic score distribution:
  1. Positive: 2 out of 14
  2. Negative: 9 out of 14
  1. Reviewed by: Simon Crook
    May 27, 2013
    80
    Loopy, film-literate and full-bore, it's a sadistic '70s thriller in modern-day garb.
  2. Reviewed by: Chuck Wilson
    May 8, 2013
    70
    Director Ryûhei Kitamura (The Midnight Meat Train) is too talented for material this retro-junky, but he and screenwriter David Cohen keep the action coming hard and fast.
  3. Reviewed by: James Mottram
    May 27, 2013
    60
    Depending on taste, you’ll be left either barfing or laughing.
  4. Reviewed by: Mike McCahill
    Sep 6, 2013
    40
    Director Ryuhei Kitamura ladles on the entrails like a ghoulish dinnerlady, but his three-way narrative strategies lead nowhere.
  5. Reviewed by: Robert Abele
    May 9, 2013
    40
    No One Lives is a cheap horror prank that's ultimately not clever or accomplished enough to sustain its eccentricities, and they are very bloody eccentricities indeed.
  6. Reviewed by: Drew Hunt
    May 10, 2013
    38
    Ryuhei Kitamura's latest genre bloodbath is par for the course, in spite of the occasionally flourish of interesting subtext.
  7. Reviewed by: Roger Moore
    May 8, 2013
    38
    No One Lives has to give away its biggest, best secret (the killers have messed with the wrong guy) far too early for its own good.
  8. Reviewed by: Jeannette Catsoulis
    May 9, 2013
    30
    Mr. Kitamura, an action enthusiast who prefers to show rather than tell, seems unaware that the film’s dialogue is laughable, its characters unfathomable and the acting often less than optimal.
  9. Reviewed by: Kevin Jagernauth
    May 13, 2013
    25
    Almost coming off like an academic blueprint of what a serial killer movie should look like, rather than anything with a distinct voice or authorial hand, "No One Lives" shocks by virtue of being completely uninteresting.
  10. Reviewed by: A.A. Dowd
    May 8, 2013
    25
    How bad is No One Lives, the new bottom-feeding schlock-fest from WWE Studios? Simply put: It’s bad enough to make some of the studio’s other offerings, like the Steve Austin deathmatch movie "The Condemned" and the Kane-starring slasher flick "See No Evil," look like genre gems.
  11. Reviewed by: Keith Uhlich
    May 7, 2013
    20
    The uniformly awful performances seem beamed in from Planet Ed Wood, while the script is filled with mock-macho zingers (“If I wanted to hear from an a**hole, I’d rip you a new one!”) that would give former Governor Schwarzenegger pause.
  12. Reviewed by: John DeFore
    May 10, 2013
    10
    When a slasher pic can't exploit a woodchipper for more sadistic thrills than we get here, it shouldn't expect moviegoers to salivate for a sequel.
  13. Reviewed by: Joe Neumaier
    May 10, 2013
    0
    Luke Evans, whose higher-profile work includes “Clash of the Titans,” this summer’s “Fast & Furious 6” and the next installments of “The Hobbit,” smolders embarrassingly. But he shouldn’t be embarrassed. In the shadows, that could be anyone.
  14. Reviewed by: Farran Smith Nehme
    May 9, 2013
    0
    So unspeakably dull that it can’t even offend, save when the filmmakers have the almighty nerve to quote Alfred Hitchcock and Jonathan Demme. It would be far better to rip off a William Castle movie, and aim for a level they have a prayer of actually hitting.
User Score
6.8

Generally favorable reviews- based on 25 Ratings

User score distribution:
  1. Positive: 3 out of 7
  2. Negative: 3 out of 7
  1. May 11, 2013
    10
    No One Lives is the type of movie that starts as many others and suddenly becomes something unexpected.

    It is difficult to tell what
    happens without spoiling; but as in others Ryûhei Kitamura movies, there is no Good vs Evil but Evil vs Evil. If you never see any of his movies; get VERSUS before looking at this one.

    Performances varies; Luke Evans is perfect; totally charismatic and captivating. Derek Magyar is terrifying as a psycho meeting his match. Laura Ramsey is pretty good as the other female characters; but Adelaide Clemens disappoints in a complex character far above her acting skills.

    There is strong violence and gore but it never gets too disgusting (or at least too realistic) and are lots of dark funny moments.
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  2. May 11, 2013
    10
    Naughty,scary,bloody but a great movie.
    It made me feel pump all the movie.Really really nervous who's next.
    In the trailer it spoiler too
    much,but when i watched it,i still really into the movie.Trust me,it don't waste time,just give it a chance you'll see Full Review »
  3. Jun 29, 2013
    0
    Has to be one of the worst movies ever made. Terrible acted and the plot made absolutely no sense what so ever. Honestly, How can someone honestly like trash like this? Full Review »