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  • Summary: The new horror series expands the stories of the characters in Robert Rodriguez-directed 1996 film of the same name, including Seth Gecko (D.J. Cotrona), his brother Richie (Zane Holtz), Jacob Fuller (Robert Patrick), and Santanico Pandemonium (Eiza Gonzalez).
  • Genre(s): Comedy, Drama, Action & Adventure, Fantasy, Horror
Score distribution:
  1. Positive: 4 out of 9
  2. Negative: 0 out of 9
  1. Reviewed by: David Hinckley
    Mar 11, 2014
    80
    Fans of the film will devour the TV series, and nonfans might give it a shot. Just be forewarned that it’s not “Blue Bloods.” It’s more like cold blood.
  2. Reviewed by: Rob Owen
    Mar 10, 2014
    70
    While the flashbacks deepen the characters, some elements are smack-you-in-the-head obvious. Still, the stylization of the story is impressive as is the way Rodriguez, who wrote and directed the premiere, introduces the robber characters, the more level-headed Seth Gecko (D.J. Cotrona) and his possibly crazy/possibly prescient brother, Richie (Zane Holtz).
  3. Reviewed by: Matt Roush
    Mar 11, 2014
    70
    I suppose you could save time by just going back and watching the original movie (which starred George Clooney and Quentin Tarantino, who wrote the script), but if you liked that one, you'll almost certainly dig this.
  4. Reviewed by: Allison Keene
    Mar 10, 2014
    60
    As a 40-minute expansion on the first 10 minutes of the original film, the action can seem needlessly drawn out and played for time rather than for narrative sense. But the occasionally snappy dialogue, twisted humor and cinematic direction--which are all in Rodriguez's hallmark style--bode well for the rest of the series.
  5. Reviewed by: Robert Lloyd
    Mar 11, 2014
    60
    It's probably enough to say that if you like this sort of thing, this is just the sort of thing you'll like. (If the tautology fits, wear it.) Rodriguez knows how this machine works as well as anyone alive. Whether such sensationalist kicks are good for us "as a people," or indeed as people in particular, is a question the culture and its guardians and gadflies have been batting around for years. A decision is not due any time soon.
  6. Reviewed by: Brian Tallerico
    Mar 10, 2014
    50
    Some casting choices are inspired, others awkward. Some style choices by Rodriguez simmer, others fizzle.
  7. Reviewed by: Brian Lowry
    Mar 11, 2014
    40
    After the plodding premiere, though, all I could think was wake me around the time they get to the snake dance. And maybe not even for that.

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Score distribution:
  1. Positive: 15 out of 23
  2. Negative: 5 out of 23
  1. May 21, 2014
    10
    At first, with the hallucinations and such, I was not sure if I wanted to keep watching, But by the 4th episode I was hooked. These peopleAt first, with the hallucinations and such, I was not sure if I wanted to keep watching, But by the 4th episode I was hooked. These people attempting to critique the series based on the first couple episodes don't have anything going for them. A well thought-out series with the only downside being the wait for the next season! Expand
  2. May 13, 2014
    10
    I think the series is amazing, a lot of differences between the movie (which was more fun) and the series. I'm waiting to see the end of theI think the series is amazing, a lot of differences between the movie (which was more fun) and the series. I'm waiting to see the end of the first season and i'm sure the second is going to be even more interesting. Good job. Expand
  3. Apr 14, 2014
    10
    Come on people, i think this is more structured than the film, anyway many people compare the film to the series, i thinks is a good job, moreCome on people, i think this is more structured than the film, anyway many people compare the film to the series, i thinks is a good job, more dark and much a deep history. Expand
  4. Mar 22, 2014
    8
    Antes que nada, no he visto la película y creo que mas que nada es por eso que el piloto me pareció totalmente genialmente, porque la mayoríaAntes que nada, no he visto la película y creo que mas que nada es por eso que el piloto me pareció totalmente genialmente, porque la mayoría de los que le dan criticas desfavorables es porque comparan con el film.
    Espero que el resto de la temporada se mantenga tan entretenido como fue el piloto.
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  5. Aug 24, 2014
    7
    A different spin on the first movie. It's got a more serious tone and provides some interesting twists on characters and events from the firstA different spin on the first movie. It's got a more serious tone and provides some interesting twists on characters and events from the first film. While I felt the movie was more of a turn your brain off and enjoy the carnage and craziness, the show has got a little more going on. The plot is deeper and there's an overall theme that something more sinister is going on in the background.

    Much like the movie the vampires don't show up until the second half. Also much like in the movie the show takes on a different feel and tone, although here it's not quite as noticeable. The show can feel like it's being stretched out a little too much at times. Like the writer/writers are trying hard to take one plot element and try to fill the episodes running time with it. It can lead to a feeling like there just isn't enough content in the movie to make for a show, even with the new inclusions. Speaking of new inclusions it feels like the new character played by Jesse Garcia was created only to help fill the void. Unfortunately I feel his character and plot-lines fall short.

    So this first season gets a little rocky at times, but overall it's still a lot of fun. Fans of the movie should enjoy this new take on the material, and those who found the movie a little too goofy for their tastes should enjoy the more serious tone. The show does get better as it progresses, and the ending hints at greater things to come in season 2. As it stand now it's an enjoyable first season, and I give it a 7.8/10.
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  6. Apr 14, 2014
    5
    nothing new added , just a remake in tv series of the movie
    a series for fans of the movie, with a new aproach in the maniac mind of Richie
    nothing new added , just a remake in tv series of the movie
    a series for fans of the movie, with a new aproach in the maniac mind of Richie
    nothing more to add
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  7. Apr 1, 2014
    0
    I watched the first 2 episodes and was like meh...halfway into episode 3, I said no way! 3 episodes in, there's constant flashbacks, badI watched the first 2 episodes and was like meh...halfway into episode 3, I said no way! 3 episodes in, there's constant flashbacks, bad acting and in all honesty, whats the point??? About 20 minutes into the third episode, I said 'F' this and put on the movie instead; I really do not need to waste my time with all this fluff. Richie drawing some BS symbol and hearing/seeing vampires?!? WTF!!! Shows like this and movies like Machete Kills is what's wrong with the people...we eat anything up....will NOT be tuning in again... Expand

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