Opening

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The Dead Reviews

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Felix Vasquez Jr.
Cinema Crazed

A dread filled homage to the classic zombie pictures of the seventies and eighties...

Full Review Source: Cinema Crazed

May 23, 2013

The Dead reveres the films that came before it and wears its love for them on its sleeve.

Full Review Source: Dread Central | Original Score: 4/5

February 25, 2012
Beth Accomando
KPBS.org

The Dead is not the great zombie film I was hoping for but it does deliver a more grown-up horror film that eschews gimmicky shakycam and CGI to try and tell a real story, and for that I am appreciative.

Full Review Source: KPBS.org

January 21, 2012
Lawrence Toppman
Charlotte Observer

The Ford brothers' take on this tradition offers a fair number of shocks and the arm-chomping that is de rigueur mortis for this genre. Yet it has things to say, mostly by implication, before a finish that took me by surprise.

Full Review Source: Charlotte Observer | Original Score: 3/4

October 14, 2011
Neil Genzlinger
New York Times
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A long, chemistry-free slog through the zombified countryside.

Full Review Source: New York Times | Original Score: 1.5/5

October 13, 2011
Chuck Wilson
Village Voice
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The Dead, with its vast, pitiless landscapes and moral seriousness, is Night of the Living Dead reimagined as a Sergio Leone western. It's a knockout.

Full Review Source: Village Voice

October 11, 2011
Chuck Bowen
Slant Magazine

The ironies of the white man having to face potential extinction in a country infamous for racially tinged violence is too neat.

Full Review Source: Slant Magazine | Original Score: 2/4

October 10, 2011
Bryant Frazer
Bryant Frazer's Deep Focus

You get used to the sight of the slow-moving undead swaying against the film's natural landscapes like half-imagined phantoms, and somehow that makes them more unnerving.

Full Review Source: Bryant Frazer's Deep Focus | Original Score: B-

October 7, 2011
Marc Savlov
Austin Chronicle

The film provides a whole new way of looking at the same old dead things. Eat up.

Full Review Source: Austin Chronicle | Original Score: 3/5

October 7, 2011

Los Angeles Times
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"The Dead," evocatively filmed in grainy 35mm, might carry the cinematic vibe of an old-school, flesh-eating adventure, but as it should be with stories like this, it's not a pretty picture.

Full Review Source: Los Angeles Times | Original Score: 3/5

October 7, 2011
Tom Horgen
Minneapolis Star Tribune
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Beyond its auspicious premise -- survivors fighting a zombie outbreak against the continent's scorching vistas -- there's little else to chew on here.

Full Review Source: Minneapolis Star Tribune | Original Score: 2/4

October 6, 2011
Matt Glasby
Total Film

With its desiccated plains and rotting crops, the Africa depicted in the Ford Brothers' zombie flick proves an evocative setting.

Full Review Source: Total Film | Original Score: 3/5

September 7, 2011
Philip French
Observer [UK]

The film's rough edges contribute to the film's disconcerting rawness.

Full Review Source: Observer [UK]

September 5, 2011
Tim Robey
Daily Telegraph

More marks for effort than achievement are notched up here.

Full Review Source: Daily Telegraph | Original Score: 2/5

September 2, 2011
Derek Malcolm
This is London

Film-makers Howard J Ford and his brother Jonathan have shot the scenery well, but since the undead are everywhere the quest for safety becomes repetitive.

Full Review Source: This is London | Original Score: 2/5

September 2, 2011
Phelim O'Neill
Guardian

The low-budget zombie movie market may have long since reached saturation point, but this one displays some talent, style, intelligence and imagination, proving that in the right hands there's still plenty of life in the genre yet.

Full Review Source: Guardian | Original Score: 3/5

September 1, 2011
Scott Weinberg
FEARnet

The directors do a very fine job of keeping things creepy and consistently unsettling while trying to make their larger points.

Full Review Source: FEARnet | Original Score: 4/5

January 9, 2011
Anton Bitel
Little White Lies

The Ford brothers' zombie apocalypse is the better for being told so straight - although its adherence to Romero's shuffling conventions does not extend to the film offering any coherent contemporary social commentary.

Full Review Source: Little White Lies

September 23, 2010
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