Countdown

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  • Countdown may offer a few fleeting jolts for horror fans with barren queues, but it lacks enough wit or creativity to leave a lasting impression.
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    Rob HunterFilm School Rejects
    Think 'Final Destination' plus 'Flatliners' but minus all of the fun.
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    Steve BiodrowskiCinefantastique
    Its influences are obvious, but that hardly matters, when the film deftly delivers the scares.
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    David NusairReel Film Reviews
    ...a prototypically uneven teen-friendly horror flick.
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    Alan JonesRadio Times
    Nothing really makes sense, even by the movie's own crazed rules with the uninspired ending adding further resignation.
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    Richard BonaduceKTSU-TV (Salt Lake City, UT)
    "Countdown" is just above the usual "rent-em-and-forget-em" horror fare out there.
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    Jim JudyScreen It!
    Yet another example of a high-concept idea that doesn't deliver enough of the goods. (Full Content Review for Parents - Violence, Profanity, etc. - also Available)
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    Kevin L. LeeFilm Inquiry
    Countdown is not aggressively terrible, but it's life-threateningly dull. A lot of moments don't make sense, and the writing is both amateurish and too self-serious to be clever or entertaining.
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    Tim BraytonAlternate Ending
    Crudely uninteresting, the kind of horror film that demonstrates nothing but contempt for horror fans.
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    Matt BrunsonFilm Frenzy
    As a horror film, Countdown is feeble in almost every regard.
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    Roxana HadadiChesapeake Family Magazine
    The constant loud noises and jump scares of Countdown are only enjoyable for truly novice horror watchers.
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