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1,264 Ratings


Directed by Stuart Gordon
United States, 1985
Comedy, Horror, Sci-Fi


A dedicated student at a medical college and his girlfriend become involved in bizarre experiments centering around the re-animation of dead tissue when an odd new student arrives on campus.

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Re-Animator Directed by Stuart Gordon

Critics reviews

It’s a film that manages to have it both ways—finding dark comedy in death while still, at heart, taking death and our emotions toward it deeply seriously—without short-changing either its comic and dramatic sides.
October 23, 2015
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Rather than attempt to make jokes, Gordon allows the material’s inherent absurdity to carry most of the comedic weight. Combs gets a few snappy lines—the best being a hypothetical fridge note reading “Cat dead. Details later”—but it’s Re-Animator’s gleeful disdain for the boundaries of good taste that provokes incredulous laughter.
January 28, 2013
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Re-Animator is justifiably remembered quite fondly as a rowdy and gory detonation of taboos, but it’s the quieter touches, like Crampton’s performance, that give the film a less readily resolvable texture. Let’s put it this way: Re-Animator is the splatter-comedy ode to egocentrically dashed American dreams.
September 05, 2012
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