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Night of the Living Dead Reviews

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½ October 23, 2016
really thought Barbara was Téa Leoni xD
October 5, 2016
C'mon! The one that started it all was frightening enough! This looks pointless!
August 15, 2016
I like how it's just like the original but it has a more modern flavour to it.
June 18, 2016
Pretty great remake. One of the better ones. Leave it to Savini and the original crew to pull it off. A little melodramatic, but some great tropes are handled well. My only complaint is the dramatic gutpunch the ending of the original had, is robbed here...
½ May 6, 2016
"They're coming to get you, Barbara."

How did the zombie apocalypse start in Night of the Living Dead?
May 3, 2016
Interessante como estudo de persona humana e eficaz ao se passar quase completamente em um único cenário. Tem seus problemas de roteiro, atuação e de produção mas, no geral, um bom filme.
½ February 8, 2016
Tom Savini's Nightmare of the Living Dead kind of takes the why fix what isn't broken approach. The story is mostly the exact same as the original, just with a few minor changes here and there, most notably a slightly different ending, and Barbara being more of a heroine than in the original. The only thing that really surprised me about this remake is that, especially for a movie directed by Tom Savini, has less gore than the original. If you have seen the original you don't really need to see this remake, but it is a very solid update for more modern audiences (especially those who aren't very tolerant of black and white movies).
½ November 21, 2015
Although a shot-for-shot remake, it's nevertheless a compelling story that pays perfect homage to Romero and his perfect intentional lack of style or flair.
November 14, 2015
Reviewers will never give a film like this a higher rating than the original. But in every modern day way, this film pretty much surpasses the original. Your main female protagonist is less of a coward and much more of an initiative taker in this outing. Tony Todd plays the black main character from the original, and Candyman nails it in this role. Easily, the best actor in the whole movie, again better than the original. The asshole dad is still a massive jerk.

The credits are awkward, the very ending us slightly dragged on and unnecessary. The pacing of the film and storyline and characters are pretty much like the original. Color is a nice touch. It's still isn't violent, but there are random naked zombie men and we see chap shots as a result for just the right touch of a brief nudity factor. The zombies are just as super slow as in the original. Tony Todd is really just the icing on the cake for why this version is so great.
½ September 26, 2015
A useless zombie remake of the 1968 classic, even though it was good. It's almost just like the original, but in color, better and more gore effects and a few twists. But still, it isn't as good as the original. Recommended !
September 19, 2015
this is a very good remake they need to do more remakes like this good not shit like now a days reboot suck
August 27, 2015
A decent effort by the master Tom Savini. The remake isn't as good as the original but it has its own flavour that you can appreciate.
June 24, 2015
This remake doesn't get enough respect. George A. Romeo didn't get his original film copyrighted, so he needed up not making any money on the film because it ended up in the public domain. With this 1990 remake, he scripted a remake o this original film that's quite loyal to the original story and vision, though this time it's in color and amped up with plenty of gore and quite realistic special effects. Of all the zombie movies ever made (and that's quite a few of late), this film is the only one I can think of where the zombies really look like corpses (though the zombies on "The Walking Dead" are quite good too). Romeo turned the directing reigns over to special effects maestro Tom Savini who does a competent job behind the camera, though the special effects in the film are top notch, even if Savini wasn't credited as the special effects or make up person on the film. Tony "Candyman" Todd takes on the role of Ben, Patricia Tallman is Barbara, Tom Towles is a nicely obnoxious Mr. Cooper and Bill Moseley is great as the short lived Johnnie. What's most fun about this film is that the story stays so loyal to the original films that when the film deviates from the original for the last 25 minutes, it's kind of a mindblower for anyone who grew up repeatedly viewing this film. On the downside, the film does feel rather stiff and even corny and quaint at times.
½ June 7, 2015
I read an article with Romero once that urged viewers to watch this 1990 remake rather than his 1968 original as it was better. I've seen the original many times before but never got around to watching this till 2015! To be honest it doesn't differ that wildly from the '68 version other than being in colour and the special effects being better. The performances are still cheesy as hell and the main storyline follows the original pretty much to the tee. Still good fun and worth a watch, but as a huge Romero fan I prefer the original!
½ April 14, 2015
A politically correct remake with color. The highlight of the film is seeing Directed By Tom Savini in the credits.
½ March 26, 2015
Not faithful or as gripping as the original and only true zombie fans should even get anything from this version.
March 11, 2015
I thought this was pretty good, considering Romero says it was done purley as a cash grab. The effects are well done, which makes sense as Savini directed, and the story (Romero script) holds up as a worthwhile alternative to the classic.
February 13, 2015
A good remake of a horror classic. Savini directs with purpose and Tony Todd gives a great performance to tip his hat to Duane Jones.
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February 11, 2015
Two big fat gold stars for Tom Savini's peerless practical effects work. A big fat zero for literally everything else in this exceptionally pointless remake.
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