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Stake Land

Overview


Genre :

Horror

Release Date :

April 22, 2011 (Limited)

MPAA Rating :

R

Director :

Jim Mickle

Starring :

Danielle Harris, Kelly McGillis, Connor Paolo, Michael Cerveris, Bonnie Dennison, Marianne Hagan, Chance Kelly

REVIEWS RATE:  Critics  Not quite bad, but it's not recommended either.    Readers  3 of 5 [Rate It]

1 of 4

“..the movie ought to be embarrassed even to exist in a world that already contains the excellent spoofs "Zombieland" and "Shaun of the Dead"..”
by Kyle Smith [New York Post]
“..the mayhem is beautifully composed..”
by Bruce Diones [New Yorker]
“..smoothly maintaining an unstable atmosphere of lurking horror..”
by Jeannette Catsoulis [NY Times]
2.5 of 4

“..is original and entertaining enough to keep the audience focused, even though a lot of things go unexplained..”
by Rex Reed [New York Observer]
“..is a gritty, low-key hybrid of horror film and road movie that aptly demonstrates the stylistic flexibility of this undying genre..”
by Justin Lowe [Hollywood Reporter]
“..has a lot in common with last year's Zombieland..”
by Scott Tobias [npr.org]
2.5 of 5

“..doesn't offer much beyond mood and style..”
by Josh Bell [Filmcritic.com]
2 of 4

“..does make a valiant effort at rendering well-mapped territory at least newly habitable..”
by Richard Larson [Slant Magazine]
“..an ambitious hybrid, grafting the ethereal, landscape-driven, light-infused beauty and naif narration..”
by Karina Longworth [Village Voice]
“..a highly satisfying low-budget horror-thriller..”
by Alissa Simon [Variety]

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