Zombi Child

critic Reviews

85% Certified Fresh Tomatometer Score85%
  • If the strain of its ambitious juggling act sometimes shows, Zombi Child remains an entertainingly audacious experience, enlivened with thought-provoking themes.
  • Rotten Tomatometer Score
    Tim CogshellFilmWeek (KPCC - NPR Los Angeles)
    It doesn't quite work, but I do like the idea behind this and there are some good performances.
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    Scott NyeBattleship Pretension
    Fanny and her friends are simply dull, far more dull than most teenagers.
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  • Fresh Tomatometer Score
    Matt DonatoFlickering Myth
    Its authenticity and uniqueness deserve merit, bolstered by the film's ability to unite two seemingly untethered storylines.
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    Peter SobczynskieFilmCritic.com
    Those with a certain degree of patience and a willingness to embrace something that so overtly defies most narrative and generic expectations are likely to find it fascinating.
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    Simon AbramsRogerEbert.com
    French voodoo/gothic drama "Zombi Child" is mostly satisfying, but also a little frustrating because of its creators' walking-on-shells sensitivity.
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    Andrew LapinNPR
    Haiti's rich history of revolution and rebirth is still in want of filmmakers willing to take it seriously. But at least this one returns the undead to their roots, before they themselves were colonized.
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    Glenn KennyNew York Times
    The movie's inconclusiveness is the source of its appeal; "Zombi Child" is fueled by insinuation and fascination.
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    Ignatiy VishnevetskyAV Club
    For Bonello, whose previous films have emphasized emotional continuity over conventions of chronology and realism, it all seems to be part of the same continuum, suggesting a deeper, contradictory myth.
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    Roger MooreMovie Nation
    If you see one zombi movie this year...
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    Gena RadcliffeThe Spool
    Any movie that features a privileged white teenager who believes she's entitled to trespass in the veil between worlds just because her boyfriend dumped her gets points for audacity.
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