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  • Summary: The Revenant centers around a fallen soldier who somehow finds he has joined the ranks of the living dead. Bart Gregory has just recently been laid to rest - so why is he still up and walking around? The only person Bart can turn to for answers is his best friend Joey, and before long the two pals have surmised that blood is life. In order to survive, Bart requires a steady supply of it. Convinced that no one will miss the drug dealers and killers who have transformed LA into a swirling cesspool of crime and vice, the two friends decide to do law enforcement a favor by cleaning up the streets while collecting the precious blood needed to keep poor Bart from withering away into dust! (Paladin) Expand
Score distribution:
  1. Positive: 6 out of 12
  2. Negative: 1 out of 12
  1. Reviewed by: Gabe Toro
    Aug 21, 2012
    91
    Made with a chip on its shoulder and a generational insight that would put most Oscar bait to shame, this completely daft film deserves to be seen by anyone who remotely supports the potential of the horror genre, to frighten, to disgust and to anger.
  2. Reviewed by: Andrew O'Hehir
    Aug 22, 2012
    80
    It almost continuously gets darker, funnier and edgier as it goes along.
  3. Reviewed by: Noel Murray
    Aug 22, 2012
    75
    The result is a horror film that progresses organically and unpredictably, even willing to take a turn for the tragic, if that's what's inevitable.
  4. Reviewed by: Chris Packham
    Aug 21, 2012
    50
    The Revenant kind of aspires to be a horror-comedy in the vein of "Shaun of the Dead" but keeps tripping on its own misanthropy.
  5. Reviewed by: Frank Scheck
    Aug 23, 2012
    50
    Ultimately suffers from an uneven execution and repetitive overload.
  6. Reviewed by: Bill Goodykoontz
    Aug 23, 2012
    50
    Horror comedies can be wildly entertaining -- "The Return of the Living Dead," from 1985, for instance. It sends up horror movies in hilarious fashion while still managing to be gross-out scary. The Revenant never rises to that level. Nor does it seem to want to.
  7. Reviewed by: Joe Neumaier
    Aug 23, 2012
    20
    By the middle of the second hour, you'll be wishing a zombie would just chomp off your head to end the pain.

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Score distribution:
  1. Positive: 4 out of 4
  2. Mixed: 0 out of 4
  3. Negative: 0 out of 4
  1. Jun 6, 2013
    10
    Man, this movie was just awesome. I totally expected this movie to be a mediocre b-rated horror comedy but I was dead wrong. I was literally laughing out loud on several occassions.The interesting thing is the movie is more than just a comedy too... there were times during the movie where I was genuinely disturbed and also sad. The 2 main actors are rock solid and the supporting cast is great except for 2 extra soldier dudes in the 1st 5 minutes of the film. I reccomend this movie to anyone... doesn't matter if you are a fan of the genre or not. This one is a guaranteed future cult classic. Oh and the critics must have seen a different film, or they are mentally challenged, because there is no way this should be getting mixed reviews. Expand
  2. Jan 30, 2014
    8
    This movie is certainly darker than I would normally expect from a dark comedy, but it is a lot of fun. If you're looking to have a lighthearted laugh, this movie is not for you. The morale I got from this movie is that, you may feel on top of the world when you're having fun, but you will have to come down eventually and when you come down, you will come down hard. Expand
  3. Dec 24, 2012
    8
    Caught this movie recently on Cinemax. It's a darkly clever take on the genre: a vampire buddy pic?! It goes several directions and alternates between funny, touching and disturbing. Not a masterpiece, but fun to watch, very original and not too gory. Expand
  4. Oct 20, 2014
    8
    Caught this on Syfy last night and thought it was pretty good. It's an interesting take on horror/comedy that doesn't involve zombies, vampires, or werewolves. David Anders and Chris Wylde both did a great job as buddies dealing with a "unique" situation. The dialogue is the best part. If you are paying attention there are some really funny jokes hidden in well delivered lines. Expand

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