VFW

critic Reviews

81% Fresh Tomatometer Score81%
  • VFW's solid cast, deft direction, and surprisingly weighty subtext add extra heft to a gory thriller that should hold buckets of sanguine appeal for grindhouse fans.
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    Frank ScheckHollywood Reporter
    VFW ultimately lacks the cinematic flair to be truly memorable. But the film succeeds on its own terms of being a nostalgic throwback to the days when such B-movies routinely opened on double and triple bills in urban grindhouses.
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    Jeannette CatsoulisNew York Times
    "VFW" is riotously scuzzy and warmly partial to its rusty heroes.
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    Katie RifeAV Club
    It's a regular intergenerational summit of a movie, bringing together a young director on the rise, a cast of veteran actors, and a recently relaunched magazine for an '80s exploitation throwback that's outrageous in all the right ways.
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    Brent McKnightThe Last Thing I See
    "VFW" feels like it crawled out of a grimy, urine-soaked 1980s gutter. And I mean that in the best possible way.
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    Ryan LarsonGhastly Grinning
    VFW is a low budget, DIY festival of blood and guts. When the gas hits the pedal, it's a full throttle drive into gore fueled mayhem and it's fun as hell.
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    David G. HughesElectric Ghost Magazine
    As grindhouse cinema, it's solid and pleasing, but it is also saying something about the value of human connection and communitarian solidarity as the best treatment to collective malady, contra the fracturing pharmaceuticalisation of everyday life.
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    James ClayFresh Fiction
    With a plugin play version of genre tropes, it spins a wheel of more celebrated films with the novelty of it throwing up some devil horns and exclaiming: "Old guys rule!"
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    Jeffrey LylesLyles' Movie Files
    Isn't for the faint of heart and while it might be a stretch buying these seniors fighting off hordes of twentysomethings, the cast make it worth checking out.
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    Zoe Rose SmithZobo With A Shotgun
    This is not a film with depth and personality, but more a homage to some of the most-loved and gory action movies ever made...
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    Garry McConnachieDaily Record (UK)
    Joe Begos has swiftly become one of the most reliable film-makers in horror.
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