Land of the Dead Reviews

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Josh Bell
Las Vegas Weekly
June 24, 2005
For those who've waited 20 years for another expert combination of social satire and zombie action, Land is a serious disappointment.
Full Review | Original Score: 2.5/5
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Roger Moore
Orlando Sentinel
June 24, 2005
The metaphor, that a society that doesn't recognize the evil it is doing might be getting its comeuppance, would have been a cool subtext in a better movie. But this 'Dead' doesn't jolt, shock, scare or amuse. It just staggers along -- very, very slowly.
Full Review | Original Score: 2/5
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James Berardinelli
ReelViews
June 23, 2005
There's a sense that Romero has run out of ideas and is recycling.
Full Review | Original Score: 2.5/4
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Richard Roeper
Ebert & Roeper
June 27, 2005
Zombies just aren't that interesting as villains because they zombie ahead.
Anton Bitel
Eye for Film
July 6, 2007
a weak, if fun, appendix to Romero's excellent trilogy.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/5
Nick Schager
Lessons of Darkness
June 28, 2005
About as lively as a piece of roadkill.
Garth Franklin
Dark Horizons
October 30, 2006
Full Review | Original Score: 2.5/4
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Stephen Hunter
Washington Post
June 24, 2005
The plot held no surprises and the acting no revelations.
Kit Bowen
Hollywood.com
June 27, 2005
Land of the Dead is just a giant excuse to see the walking dead pigging out on human flesh--in all its blood-dripping, bone-crunching, brain-slurping fashion. Yuck.
Full Review | Original Score: 2.5/4
Mark R. Leeper
rec.arts.movies.reviews
August 5, 2006
Romero is more interested in Technicolor gore effects and in young people shooting big guns than in telling a frightening story.
Full Review | Original Score: 4/10
Rob Blackwelder
SPLICEDWire
June 22, 2005
There's little to distinguish this movie from the countless imitators (Romero's) work has spawned.
Full Review | Original Score: 2/4
Jeremiah Kipp
Slant Magazine
June 22, 2005
How disappointing that Land of the Dead is a familiar rehashing of what Romero already covered in Day of the Dead.
Full Review | Original Score: 2/4
Kevin Carr
7M Pictures
June 27, 2005
I pity Romero. Instead of a fresh Dead film, we're given a bizarre mixture of Day of the Dead and Escape from New York - and not in a good way.
Full Review | Original Score: 2/5
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Wesley Morris
Boston Globe
June 24, 2005
This new movie looks and feels like someone else's better-made schlock.
Full Review | Original Score: 2/4
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Michael Atkinson
Village Voice
June 28, 2005
Romero's fourth-grade dialogue doesn't help matters, but anyone seeking out the latest achievements in cranial ruptures, spewing-blood gouts, and ground-beef spillage need look no further.
Jules Brenner
Cinema Signals
June 22, 2005
Romero may have enhanced the scale of his production, but not his iconic status in the zombie-making hierarchy.
Full Review | Original Score: 2.5/5
June 24, 2005
After a while, I was hoping for something besides more of the same old gore. The zombie genre isn't dead yet, but it's starting to look a little stiff.
Full Review | Original Score: 2.5/5
Pete Vonder Haar
Film Threat
July 6, 2005
Hardly the magnum opus for which Romero fans have been waiting.
Full Review | Original Score: 2.5/5
Alan Simpson
Sex Gore Mutants
August 21, 2005
does not deserve to share the same glory that its vastly superior predecessors justly deserve
Chuck O'Leary
Fantastica Daily
June 24, 2005
Land of the Dead is easily the worst of Romero's four zombie movies, and clearly should have never been made.
Full Review | Original Score: 1.5/4
David Edwards
Daily Mirror [UK]
September 24, 2005

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Boston Phoenix
July 5, 2005
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July 5, 2005

BBC.com
August 30, 2005
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Time Out
September 22, 2005
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AV Club
September 26, 2005

Sydney Morning Herald
January 17, 2006

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September 28, 2006
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