Countdown

critic Reviews

26% Rotten Tomatometer Score26%
  • 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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    Joshua RothkopfTime Out
    As proven by Mary Elizabeth Winstead in Final Destination 3 or the spunky Jessica Rothe in Happy Death Day, these fate-driven, high-concept horror flicks can be redeemed by a committed central performance. Countdown's Elizabeth Lail joins their company.
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    Peter SobczynskiRogerEbert.com
    An abject failure whose only virtue is its utter forgettability.
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    William BibbianiTheWrap
    Can never be taken seriously enough to work as a conventional horror thriller, and it's never quite funny enough to be a great horror comedy, but it's got just enough eccentricity and self-awareness to entertain.
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    Adam GrahamDetroit News
    [Countdown] also doesn't seem to care about its characters, its premise or any sense of coherence, so there's no reason viewers should, either.
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    Kimber MyersLos Angeles Times
    This isn't a subtle, moody film filled with a sense of unease; instead, jump scares are around every corner. If that's all you want from a horror movie, you'll have a very good time - and an elevated heart rate for its speedy 90 minutes.
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    A.A. DowdAV Club
    Forget cheating death. In Countdown, it's the audience that really gets cheated.
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    Andrew GaldiMovie Bitches
    Spoiler alert: This movie is garbage.
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    Avaryl HalleyMovie Bitches
    You could get drunk and laugh at it.
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    Heather WixsonDaily Dead
    Countdown is pretty damn fun and does an excellent job of tapping into technology driven terrors for the modern age that completely surprised me and left me thoroughly entertained to boot.
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    Diego BatlleOtroscines.com
    A cinematic salad with too many ingredients that never mix well with each other. [Full Review in Spanish]
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