• Dawn of the Dead (2004)

Dawn of the Dead

Release Date: March 19th, 2004

DVD Release Date: October 26th, 2004

R |1 hr 40 min

Plot Summary

When her husband is attacked by a zombified neighbor, Ana (Sarah Polley) manages to escape, only to realize her entire Milwaukee neighborhood has been overrun by the walking dead. After being questioned by cautious policeman Kenneth (Ving Rhames), Ana joins him and a small group that gravitates to the local shopping mall as a bastion of safety. Once they convince suspicious security guards that they are not contaminated, the group bands together to fight the undead hordes.

Cast: Sarah Polley, Ving Rhames, Jake Weber, Mekhi Phifer, Ty Burrell, Michael Kelly, Kevin Zegers, Michael Barry

Director: Zack Snyder

Genres: Horror

Production Co: Strike Entertainment, New Amsterdam Entertainment Inc.

Distributors: Universal Pictures

Keywords: House , Wife , Survival , 2000s , Police officer , Escape , Mother , Death , Pursuit , Husband ,

Ratings & Reviews

  • 75
    David HiltbrandPhiladelphia 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

  • 50
    Michael RechtshaffenThe 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 EbertChicago 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

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