103. From Dusk Till Dawn (1996)

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7.3 Falls flat on its face
  • Acting 7.9
  • Directing 7.9
  • Story 6.0
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Starring: George Clooney, Quentin Tarantino, Harvey Keitel

Director: Robert Rodriguez

Running Time: 108 mins


From Dusk Till Dawn is an American film about two criminals who take a family on a campervan holiday hostage, and end up going to a bar in Mexico, where there is a deadly threat awaiting them once the sun goes down.

I normally love Tarantino movies; they have amazing stories, and brilliant action throughout, however this was a little more unorthodox. From the start, it seems to be a typical Tarantino movie, involving evil criminals taking hostages and killing everyone in their sight, and as the story was developing, I was becoming more and more intrigued.

I was fascinated to see what was to happen in Mexico, however this was immediately ruined when all these stupid vampire aliens turned up! As soon as this happened, the story just went to mush, and it ended up being a 50 minute-long bloodbath, where the objective just seemed to be how gruesome a death can they make for every single character in the film.

Overall, I’ll give this a 7.3 because it was looking really good from the outset, but it just really disappointed me once the story was got rid of, and they just felt like shooting up countless (and I mean COUNTLESS) vampires for no reason at all!

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