Moria gives it 4 out of 5 stars and says, "It is certainly hard to believe from watching such a gungy, seat of the pants splatter film like Bad Taste that you were watching the work of someone who would later rank in the lists of the most powerful directors in Hollywood." HorrorNews.net says, "If you’ve ever watched a film and thought “What this needs is more exploding sheep” then this is the film for you." Horror Express closes its review with this: "It's a splatter comedy with random grab-bags of other genre elements (sci-fi, slasher, Arnie movie), topped off with Antipodean cool. Bad Taste should theoretically be utter shite, but in fact it's unmissable." Rotten Tomatoes has a critics score of 68%.