Dead Alive Reviews

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David Stratton
Variety
July 22, 2008
The best to date from Kiwi gore specialist Peter Jackson.
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Time Out
June 24, 2006
The finale, in which Lionel reduces a horde of flesh-eaters to a mulch of blood, flesh and offal with the aid of a flymo, is probably the goriest scene ever.
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Stephen Holden
New York Times
May 20, 2003
Because all of this looks blatantly unreal, and because the timing of the shock effects is so haphazard, Dead Alive isn't especially scary or repulsive. Nor is it very funny.
Full Review | Original Score: 2/5
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Owen Gleiberman
Entertainment Weekly
February 12, 1993
Horror films used to be primordial spook shows, tapping midnight-dark fears. Now they tap bodily goo: rivers of blood, dripping limbs, eyeballs that go pop in the night.
Full Review | Original Score: B