Mixed or average reviews - based on 17 Critics

Critic score distribution:
  1. Positive: 2 out of 17
  2. Negative: 1 out of 17
  1. 70
    Rudely funny splatter comedy.
  2. 67
    You know you're watching some sort of bizarre classic when King of Trash John Waters gets half his face burned off by sulfuric acid in the first act.
  3. Reviewed by: Chad Bixby
    Recommended for the toothsome Jennifer Tilly, the manic Billy Boyd, some inventive deaths, some inspired gore, and one frankly hilarious scene involving Tilly and a decapitated corpse.
  4. It's all fairly brilliantly twisted, but it seems that series creator Don Mancini has utterly given up on scares -- there's only one decent shock toward the very end.
  5. By far, the most shocking carnage is Tilly carving up her persona. What a doll.
  6. Reviewed by: Richard James Havis
    Does possess some eccentric moments of high camp humor. But other than that, this low-concept slasher/horror film suffers from creaky direction, a tatty story line, and -- even worse, considering the genre -- a lack of suspense and shocks.
  7. 50
    Actually two movies, one wretched, the other funny. The funny one involves the Jennifer Tilly scenes.
  8. Horror fans will be appalled by the frivolity of the beheadings, amputations and blunt-force trauma. But when Tilly, complaining about all the good roles going to Julia Roberts, says she could have played Erin Brockovich and done it without the Wonderbra, you know you're into something almost inspired.
  9. Reviewed by: Leah McLaren
    This movie is about the opposite of political correctness. It's about rooting for the bad guy and the black ending, and shouting at the screen whenever you feel like it. If you like that sort of thing, go see it. If you don't, then don't.
  10. Reviewed by: Anita Gates
    Most of the humor falls flat. One of the film's little joys is John Waters in a small part as a sleazy photographer who ends up having his face melted off with sulfuric acid.
  11. Reviewed by: Ken Fox
    In the end it's simply another Chucky movie -- whether that's a recommendation or a warning is entirely up to you.
  12. Reviewed by: Kim Newman
    As horror, it's a worn-out succession of gory, meaningless, hard-to-enjoy deaths, and too much of the running time is given over to puppets arguing with each other.
  13. 40
    Seed Of Chucky goes even further toward comedy over horror, but the Chucky-as-comic-antihero gag has grown stale.
  14. Reviewed by: Ben Kenigsberg
    The film mostly shoots blanks; it's less than the sum of its in-jokes.
  15. Chintzy-looking gore-bore.
  16. Reviewed by: Joe Leydon
    Simply isn't funny or frightening enough to expand its appeal beyond core fan base.
  17. Were there an award for most bizarre and dispiriting comedy-horror hybrid featuring killer dolls, the latest installment in the "Child's Play" series would have it locked up.
User Score

Mixed or average reviews- based on 54 Ratings

User score distribution:
  1. Positive: 13 out of 26
  2. Negative: 9 out of 26
  1. TaylorG.
    Aug 29, 2006
    The Chucky movies are probably my favorite horror/comedy movies of all time. This one wasn't the greatest out of all of them, but it was still pretty good. Full Review »
  2. Apr 17, 2014
    I like the Child's Play films because of the horror, but I like Seed and Bride of Chucky because they are comedy. Seed still has a few hints of horror, but most of it is humorous. Full Review »
  3. Dec 31, 2013
    The whole series is my guilty pleasure. Actually,I LOVED Bride of Chucky. Not because it was scary,but because it was hilarious. I have not a single clue why this doll, voiced expertly by the respected Brad Dourif, has captured my fantasy and gaze. Perhaps because it is ridiculous, edgy, and at times there are some one liners that I have laughed over for hours on end,

    Seed is more of the black sheep of the series. It's comedic, but it's also not very well directed which is explained by Don Mancini, the creator/director. As much as I love the whole Tiffany/Chucky already married and having a baby, I felt there could have more to really sink some teeth into. I am not ashamed to admit it, this is a fun ride if you're able to look past the film's flaws. Ordinarily, I would suggest not viewing it at all, but if you have a love for the series (especially if you love Brad Dourif's work) it's certainly worth a look. I'll come back to view this every once in a while.
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