From Dusk Till Dawn

Starring: George Clooney, Salma Hayek, Harvey Keitel, Kelly Preston, Juliette Lewis, Cheech Marin, Quentin Tarantino

Directed by: Robert Rodriguez

Produced by: Los Hooligans Productions, Dimension Films, Miramax Films, Band Apart, A

Distributed by: Dimension

Genre: horror

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Review by Xibo Date seen: January 21, 1996
Viewing Location: Secaucus Grade: A
Summary: Robert Rodriguez is an amazing director.
This is an action-packed movie from Roberto Rodriguez (Desperado). The first half runs like a chase/fugitive movie, and the second half runs like a horror film. While it is disturbing that the movie's genre changes midway through, the direction is really quite shocking. Very tense and action-packed, to the point of overdoing it, it takes violence and mayhem to new levels. 

Review by smeehrrr Date seen: May 21, 2003
Viewing Location: WA somewhere Grade: A
Summary: It's like two, Two, TWO movies in one
This starts out as an escape convict road picture and turns into a vampire gorefest. Mindless cheesy gory action.

Salma Hayek's snake dance is forever burned into my libido.  

Review by Jigen Date seen: April 3, 2004
Viewing Location: WA Grade: A
Summary: The Stars Align
I think for Xibo, Smeehrr, and I to agree on a movie, the stars must be in alignment. I don't recall >when< I first saw this, but I LOVED it. There's a point in this movie when you say "what the hell?" and you can't help but love it. Oh, and I agree on the Selma Hayak thing. 

B+ B+ B+
Review by Dream Date seen: June 10, 2004
Viewing Location: Atlanta area and then on movie channels Grade: B+
Summary: Cheesy but worth watching
I'm not a big Clooney fan, but I liked him in this. The movie changes its primary thrust halfway through the movie, but since it is just changing from a gory fugitive movie to a gory vampire massacre, it is forgivable. Lots of blood and gore. Decent music. And hey, a scene featuring a sexy woman undulating to music with snake wrapped around her. How can you go wrong? This movie holds up well under repeated viewings, which is a step up from many horror/camp movies produced these days.  

A- A- A-
Review by MWG Date seen: August 11, 2004
Viewing Location: Atlanta Grade: A-
Summary: We're not in Kansas anymore
It's great if you can deal with the sudden shift in genre halfway thru the film. I think it's important to note that the director Rodriguez had never done a horro film before, and in act spent most of his career doing family films (which explains Spy Kids). 

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