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American Zombie Reviews

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Jonathan W. Hickman
Entertainment Insiders
October 18, 2008
A clever kind of documentary hybrid.
Full Review | Original Score: 3.5/4
Felix Vasquez Jr.
Cinema Crazed
July 8, 2008
[Director] Lee covers all bases and when we least expect it, she also manages to sneak in a creepy zombie flick...
Full Review | Original Score: 2.5/4
Devin Faraci
April 2, 2008
American Zombie is hands-down the best film I've seen so far this year.
Full Review | Original Score: 5/5
April 2, 2008
Proves that there's still lots of humor and insight to be found in the walking dead.
Full Review | Original Score: 8/10
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Amy Nicholson
I.E. Weekly
March 31, 2008
Lee wants to make an up-with-dead-people portrait that shines light on how the diverse zombie community integrates into the city.
Full Review | Original Score: B+
March 29, 2008
Besides managing to be a statement on racism, a parody of a documentary, and an enjoyable character conflict between two egotistical directors, it's also a straight up zombie comedy!
Full Review | Original Score: 4.5/5
Sara Maria Vizcarrondo
Boxoffice Magazine
March 28, 2008
Quippy send up of identity politics documentaries offers some occasionally biting moments.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/5
Rob Gonsalves
March 27, 2008
American Zombie works on several levels of satire.
Full Review | Original Score: 5/5
Rob Humanick
Projection Booth
March 27, 2008
Lee's film proves that it's a genre as viable as ever, endlessly flexible and perpetually illuminating.
Full Review | Original Score: B
Kam Williams
March 25, 2008
A cleverly-comedic, high-concept adventure, artfully-executed, and thought-provoking, too!
Full Review | Original Score: 3/4
May 29, 2007
If you're looking for zombie horror, this is not the film for you (not enough gut-ripping and arm-chewing), but if you're looking for zombie fun, check it out.
Full Review | Original Score: 3.5/5
Jette Kernion
April 4, 2007
Doesn't add much to the contemporary zombie genre or even the horror comedy genre but does provide light entertainment, especially if you like jokes about filmmaking.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/5
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Andrew O'Hehir
January 24, 2007
The mere fact that [director Grace] Lee can make both a media satire and, in the end, a creepy horror flick, while at least alluding to bigger social issues, suggests the breadth of her wit and intelligence.
Peter Sobczynski
March 27, 2008
It is essentially a one-joke premise and while it might have played beautifully as a 30-minute short subject, there just isn't enough to it to sustain itself as a 90-minute feature.
Full Review | Original Score: 2/5
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Sam Sweet
L.A. Weekly
March 27, 2008
The best zombie movies shock us into a realization about ourselves and the world in which we live, but how much can zombies teach us when their world so closely resembles 1995?
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Stephen Farber
Hollywood Reporter
March 24, 2008
Performances vary widely in quality. Some of the "experts" who expound on zombie culture are portrayed by such amateurish actors that the film threatens to collapse.
Mark R. Leeper
March 14, 2008
The film satirizes well-intentioned socially conscious documentaries, examining how zombies have been integrated into the general population. It has a rewarding last half hour if the viewer can wait it out.
Full Review| Original Score: 4/10
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Dennis Harvey
March 23, 2007
If Lee intended primarily to spoof documentary conventions, she should have chosen a theme less commercially overexposed -- and worked harder at making it more than just sorta-kinda humorous.
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