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  • Summary: A washed-up actor, desperate and suicidal, moves into a haunted apartment building where supernatural creatures, ghost hunters, taoist exorcists, and the souls of the undead are among his neighbors.
Score distribution:
  1. Positive: 2 out of 8
  2. Negative: 1 out of 8
  1. Reviewed by: Simon Abrams
    Jun 6, 2014
    75
    It's uneven, and more than a little mystifying, but Rigor Mortis is also a bittersweet coda to a deliriously silly series of films.
  2. Reviewed by: Ignatiy Vishnevetsky
    Jun 5, 2014
    67
    Rigor Mortis functions best as an above-average fright flick, distinguished by its sense of supernatural folklore—scads more imaginative than its Western counterparts—and Mak’s eye for bizarre close-ups.
  3. Reviewed by: Mike D'Angelo
    Jun 3, 2014
    60
    Rigor Mortis can’t fully work for a Western audience, but it does at least provide a fascinating glimpse of a strange genre that never quite crossed over.
  4. Reviewed by: Martin Tsai
    Jun 5, 2014
    60
    The film supplies a succession of hyper-stylized and potent set pieces without ever establishing any sort of internal logic.
  5. Reviewed by: Clarence Tsui
    Jun 6, 2014
    60
    Rigor Mortis’ strongest suit lies with its cast. The film comes with lavish (and sometimes distractingly so) digital effects, but it’s the old-timers who are instrumental in injecting humanity and life into the film.
  6. Reviewed by: Rob Staeger
    Jun 3, 2014
    50
    The resulting creep show has some frantic action scenes, but never quite enough spring in its step.
  7. Reviewed by: Justin Chang
    Jun 5, 2014
    30
    The cause of death would appear to be visual-effects overkill in the case of Rigor Mortis, a flashy, incoherent and virtually scare-free Hong Kong horror exercise that marks the directing debut of actor, singer, record producer and fashion maven Juno Mak.

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