Zombi Child

critic Reviews

87% Certified Fresh Tomatometer Score87%
  • If the strain of its ambitious juggling act sometimes shows, Zombi Child remains an entertainingly audacious experience, enlivened with thought-provoking themes.
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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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    Dennis SchwartzOzus' World Movie Reviews
    Dreamlike and contentious political horror film.
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    Katie HoganZavvi
    Zombi Child easily subverts the typical genre films that surround 'zombies' and is able to overstep elements expected to appear.
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    B. P. FlanaganSeventh Row
    It feels like the first act of a slasher film, where the biggest incidents are white school friend Fanny's increasing, exoticised interest in Mélissa. Fanny believes Mélissa has some Voodoo tradition that can help her win back a lost love.
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    Miguel Martín MaestroEl antepenúltimo mohicano
    The result is a great political movie whose packaging seemed to indicate something else. [Full Review in Spanish]
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    Tanner TafelskiKinoscope
    [Bertrand Bonello] has made a zombie movie with astounding poise and formal control...
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