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.
  • Fresh Tomatometer Score
    Justin ChangLos Angeles Times
    "Zombi Child" seeks to interrogate the bitter legacy of French colonialism, from its brutal applications in the past to its spiritual and psychological reverberations in the present.
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  • Fresh Tomatometer Score
    Kathleen SachsChicago Reader
    Bertrand Bonello blends his singular style with his fascination with voodoo for an exceptional film.
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  • Fresh Tomatometer Score
    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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  • Fresh Tomatometer Score
    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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  • Fresh Tomatometer Score
    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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  • Fresh Tomatometer Score
    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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  • Fresh Tomatometer Score
    Tim BraytonAlternate Ending
    Remains proudly opaque in the way only a French art film can remain.
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  • Rotten Tomatometer Score
    Kelly VanceEast Bay Express
    [Filmmaker Bertrand Bonello's] film seems reasonably sincere, but dreadfully awkward.
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  • Fresh Tomatometer Score
    Peg AloiArts Fuse
    For all of its anthropological power, Zombi Child presents an absorbing kaleidoscopic landscape of imagery that beguiles and confounds; at times we don't know where we are, or even if we're awake or dreaming.
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  • Fresh Tomatometer Score
    Forrest CardamenisHyperallergic
    An insightful critique of colonialism and an exploration of the contradictions that liberalism and history create for liberty and revolution.
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