Countdown Reviews

November 24, 2019
While Elizabeth Lail carried the film well enough and there were some good scares sprinkled throughout, it was not enough to hide this fact. While I wouldn't recommend seeing it in cinema, it would be a decent Halloween movie to rent later in the year.
November 13, 2019
Its influences are obvious, but that hardly matters, when the film deftly delivers the scares.
November 10, 2019
"Countdown" is just above the usual "rent-em-and-forget-em" horror fare out there.
October 28, 2019
It's pretty taut, pretty tense, and a lot of good, solid jump scares.
October 28, 2019
I didn't like the movie at all, but damn, I had a good time.
October 28, 2019
You won't be counting down to the end credits; it paces itself well, doesn't overstay its welcome and gets the job done.
October 26, 2019
A solid mixture of Final Destination scale, red-herring deaths, and a Ring-like ticking time-bomb, Countdown is an admirable hybrid of these films for the current tech savvy generation.
October 26, 2019
As proven by Mary Elizabeth Winstead in Final Destination 3 or the spunky Jessica Rothe in Happy Death Day, these fate-driven, high-concept horror flicks can be redeemed by a committed central performance. Countdown's Elizabeth Lail joins their company.
October 26, 2019
With it's PG-13 rating, for a YA audience who still thinks Stranger Things can get creepy, and are looking for a fun time, Countdown is a serviceable bundle of jumps and laughs.
October 25, 2019
If you're looking for a few good scares that push the PG-13 boundary without breaking it, "Countdown" has fun with its clever premise.
October 25, 2019
Can never be taken seriously enough to work as a conventional horror thriller, and it's never quite funny enough to be a great horror comedy, but it's got just enough eccentricity and self-awareness to entertain.
October 24, 2019
It may not be re-inventing the wheel in regards to originality...but those looking for a scary movie to see with a group of friends will be in for a real treat.
October 24, 2019
This isn't a subtle, moody film filled with a sense of unease; instead, jump scares are around every corner. If that's all you want from a horror movie, you'll have a very good time - and an elevated heart rate for its speedy 90 minutes.
October 24, 2019
Dec makes a few critical errors that disrupt the mood of "Countdown," but there's fun to be had with the app-fearing chiller, as it plays quick enough and panicked enough to create a basic thrill ride.
October 24, 2019
Countdown teases the most out of its 90-minute run time, blending deadly serious and enjoyable horror in equal measure.
October 24, 2019
"Countdown" doesn't break new ground in PG-13 horror - but it's quick, efficient, and gets the job done.