Countdown Reviews

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 25, 2019
An abject failure whose only virtue is its utter forgettability.
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
[Countdown] also doesn't seem to care about its characters, its premise or any sense of coherence, so there's no reason viewers should, either.
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.
Top Critic
October 24, 2019
Forget cheating death. In Countdown, it's the audience that really gets cheated.
October 24, 2019
The one thing you can say about "Countdown" is that the title is entirely accurate. Almost from the moment it starts, you're checking your watch waiting for the closing credits to come up.
October 24, 2019
The movie arrives at an eye-roll inducing final twist, and hints at an inevitable sequel. But this app isn't exactly begging for an upgrade.
October 24, 2019
A pedestrian thriller whose personal-tech gimmick is even more thinly imagined than one might guess, it's a jumble of cheap jump scares made watchable by likable leads Elizabeth Lail and Jordan Calloway.
October 24, 2019
Rather than screaming for them to go the other way, you'll be urging them to accept fate and die instead.
October 24, 2019
[A] bombastically dumb new chiller that probably would have been called "Killer App" if that title hadn't already been used several times.