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Just when we think we’ve got it all figured out, Southbound serves up another deliciously bloody twist.
The A.V. Club
Tacking the weakest segments onto the end of the film may leave some viewers exiting the theater with a shrug, but the interesting bits are original enough to stick.
The Hollywood Reporter
Southbound should well please genre fans nostalgic for the likes of Tales From the Crypt and Creepshow.
The New York Times
These are fragments more than complete stories, and the incompleteness is its own kind of creepiness.
Southbound is yet another contemporary horror film that belongs to seemingly every era but its own.
A prime example of a horror omnibus film: even the weaker segments have something to recommend them.
This entertaining-enough quartet of loosely interwoven terror tales falls right into the middle ground of horror omnibuses, with no outright duds but no truly memorable (or scary) segments either.
Just as most of them can't outrun their pasts, neither can they escape familiar plot contrivances that try too hard and achieve too little.
Los Angeles Times
For all its gore and violence, stabs at tension and nightmarish intrigue, the film proves a slow-going, largely unsatisfying ride.
The Film Stage
The movie shifts gears with each section.... This hodgepodge encourages some variety in the world-building, but, to the littlest detail, it’s derivative — and, worse, not scary.
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