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Based on 32 Reviews
critic reviews (10)
fan reviews ( 3 )
  • 75
    Mick LaSalle San Francisco Chronicle

    It's silly, witty and good-natured, not scary so much as icky, and not horrifying or horrible but consistently amusing. show more

  • 63
    Mike Clark USA Today

    Overall, this Dead is zippier than 1995's retake on "Village of the Damned" and somewhat less junky than the recent remake of "The Texas Chainsaw Massacre." show more

  • 75
    Philadelphia Inquirer

    This film plays out like one of those trigger-happy video games -- it's all cranial splatter. Word to the squeamish: Dawn of the Dead merits a very hard R rating. The depictions of violence are exceedingly graphic. show more

  • 75
    Jami Bernard New York Daily News

    There was no burning need for a remake, but this one is respectful of its predecessor. It incorporates the technology and acquisitiveness of the intervening quarter century since Romero's vision. It even features a metrosexual, something unheard of in 1978. show more

  • 50
    Michael Rechtshaffen The Hollywood Reporter

    When there's a whole mess of zombie killing to be done, who cares about reflective writing or that time-wasting element of suspense? show more

  • 75
    Roger Ebert Chicago Sun-Times

    My only complaint is that its plot flatlines compared to the 1979 version, which was trickier, wittier and smarter. Romero was not above finding parallels between zombies and mall shoppers. show more

  • 75
    Rene Rodriguez Miami Herald

    Faster, leaner and more compact than the original. Dumber, too, but that's almost always the case with remakes. show more

  • 75
    James Berardinelli ReelViews

    Calling this version of Dawn of the Dead a remake is applying a misnomer. It's more of a re-imagination. show more

  • 75
    Aaron Hillis Premiere

    An amply entertaining tale of survival terror, fully realizing the epicness of Romero's vision by infecting every wide-angled overhead shot with as many computer-generated cadavers as possible, and bridging tense moments with a laugh-aloud, plucky wit. show more

  • 75
    Chris Kaltenbach Baltimore Sun

    Dawn of the Dead may depict the end of the world as we know it, but rarely has watching doom proved such a kick. show more

  • March 24, 2009 robbie61987
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    This was a stupid movie and showed that Syder's whole movie making career is a F*&^(*& Joke.

  • December 03, 2008 StephyStatic
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    it was a great movie about zombies

  • July 23, 2008 RadioheadFan1732
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    Dose not surpass the 1978 classic. But is still a GREAT REMAKE!!

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