Rolling Stone - 11/01/2007 3 stars out of 4 -- "[The film] delivers an entertaining mix of action, gnarly gore gross-out and humor all on its own."
Entertainment Weekly - 10/19/2007
"[A] splatterific tale of zombie types running amok in a rural Texas town..." -- Grade: B-
Total Film - 11/01/2007
"[An] homage to drive-in horror's cheap 'n' nasty heyday....[With] a game support cast, including sharp-shooting drifter Freddy Rodriguez and embattled sheriff Michael Biehn."
Empire - 10/19/2007 3 stars out of 5 -- "There are great scenes....It's hard not to cheer at the sick effects and slick stunts..."
Uncut - 12/01/2007 4 stars out of 5 -- "Like John Carpenter's best, the action takes place in an endless night, in a town where the dead are coming back to life."
Sight and Sound - 12/01/2007
"The film shares several characters with DEATH PROOF, but it's located closer to KILL BILL and SIN CITY..."
Director Robert Rodriguez (SIN CITY) pays homage to his favorite B-movies with PLANET TERROR, an old-fashioned zombie film that's infused with enough gore and giggles to please even Peter Jackson (BAD TASTE). Rose McGowan (CHARMED) plays Cherry, a go-go dancer whose night is interrupted by a vicious zombie attack that leaves her missing a leg. Her ex-boyfriend, Wray (Freddy Rodriguez, SIX FEET UNDER), takes charge, fashioning her a new leg from a machine gun and killing zombies along the way. PLANET TERROR plays as a pleasing ode to the horror and exploitation films that once played in grimy grindhouses across the country. Rodriguez splashes plenty of blood, guts, and gore across the screen, while also taking the plot into some wonderfully bizarre territory. PLANET TERROR was originally released as part of the GRINDHOUSE double feature with Quentin Tarantino's DEATH PROOF.