Juan of the Dead

Juan of the Dead

The zombie movie world has yet to witness one last stand; Cuba. 2.6 out of 5 based on 7 reviews
Juan of the Dead

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Certificate 15
Genre Comedy, Horror
Director Alejandro Brugués
Cast Jorge Molina, Andrea Duro Alexis Díaz De Villegas
Studio Metrodome Films
Release Date May 2012
Running Time 100 mins
 

The zombie movie world has yet to witness one last stand; Cuba.

Reviews

Empire Magazine

Kim Newman

As with Shaun, background rules lifted from George Romero’s films are transplanted into a fresh social/political/national context. Gags which might have Cubans howling in recognition will whoosh over the heads of everyone else, though it’s easy to pick up the gist. When the monsters first attack, the official news channels blame the USA for fomenting dissent and there’s a very broadly played nudge-nudge bit about Cuba’s (coyly unnamed) most famous member of the living dead.

01/05/2012

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The Guardian

Peter Bradshaw

Exploits to the full this genre's juicy potential for satire.

03/05/2012

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Scotland on Sunday

Siobhan Synnot

If you see only one Cuban zom-com this year, this is the Juan to go for.

06/05/2012

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Total Film

Simon Kinnear

The postmodern, post-Shaun zomcom roadshow totters unsteadily but flamboyantly in Cuban heels, its jaunty tone bristling uneasily with often unlikeable heroes. But director Alejandro Brugués dispatches the undead with cartoonish glee.

02/05/2012

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The Times

Wendy Ide

Juan of the Dead borrows a pun from the Edgar Wright zom-rom-com and a political subtext from the zombie flicks of George Romero, but could have done with nicking a plot from somewhere while they were at it.

04/05/2012

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The Daily Mail

Chris Tookey

A shameless rip-off of Shaun Of The Dead. It’s probably best enjoyed while drunk.

04/05/2012

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The Observer

Philip French

The film's chief interest resides in the opportunity it seizes to mock almost every aspect of the country from the general state of decay to, somewhat obliquely, Castro himself.

06/05/2012

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