From Dusk Till Dawn

From Dusk Till Dawn ★★★★

genre mayhem at some of its finest. From Dusk Till Dawn opens as a crime thriller that takes a sharp one-eighty into an action horror, bound by a thin layer of dark humor and a creepy Tarantino. George Clooney acts the absolute hell out of his role along with stellar support from Harvey Keitel, Juliette Lewis and Ernest Liu, all retaining their personalities even despite the ludicrous turn of events. though somewhat jarring, the eruption into a high-octane, practical-effect bar brawl of dismemberment is such an enthralling change of pace that against all odds, refrains from slashing its previously built tension in the initial half, and instead liberates itself in a near rhapsody of insanity. some dialogue flies past camp and slots into a more dated spectrum, but the film’s sheer uniqueness does away with most of its shortcomings quite naturally, giving its tribal tattooed Clooney and liquor-coated-Salma-Hayek-foot-sucking Tarantino the “what in the fuck” spectacle element that Robert Rodriguez surely went for, and certainly achieved.

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