Birth Of The Living Dead Reviews

August 17, 2017
Birth is filled with these types of candid moments, but there is something else, a genuine excitement that occurs when something new is created.
June 22, 2016
Viewers will feel most rewarded by Kuhns' dissecting of Night's production, which provides a colorful and inspiring portrait of guerrilla filmmaking from a pre-digital era.
February 9, 2016
Birth of the Living Dead does not uproot the order of behind-the-scenes documentaries, but the great likelihood that this film will send viewers right back to Romero's original with eyes reopened is a mark of its considerable success.
August 24, 2015
Stands as a firm and very convincing argument that Night of the Living Dead (1968) is among the most important and influential films of all time.
November 11, 2013
A reminder that this zombie flick was as much a product of its time as "Easy Rider" or "The Graduate".
November 7, 2013
Sweet and simple, Birth of the Living Dead is a nostalgic, informative trip back to the origins of the modern zombie, featuring a George A. Romero who is as spry and entertaining as ever.
November 7, 2013
Basically a glamorized DVD extra, but it entertains.
Top Critic
November 7, 2013
Fans won't learn much from it that they didn't already know.
November 7, 2013
What works here is enthusiasm, enjoying a wealth of appreciation presented to a worthy production, reinforcing its status as a groundbreaking picture that reverberates to this day.
November 7, 2013
Ultimately, Birth Of The Living Dead is little more than a glorified DVD featurette, but it's the kind of featurette that most Romero fans probably wouldn't mind watching more than once.
November 6, 2013
The film is unavoidably slight, but there's a certain pleasure in watching talented people wax passionate about a common source of inspiration.
November 5, 2013
Mr. Romero, manifesting a self-effacing demeanor and sensible humanity, is a most agreeable raconteur.
November 5, 2013
Kuhns makes time for political insights, provocative montages of race riots cut with the movie's hick militia, and the comments of owlish Romero himself, who recounts the shoot like the enthusiastic 27-year-old he was.
November 5, 2013
What distinguishes this doc from much of the tedious critical prose Romero has inspired is the fan-boy and fan-girl ardor that fuels its smarts - both behind and in front of the camera.
November 2, 2013
Sheds light on Dead's own strange parallel journey from grindhouse to born-again arthouse immortal classic. And these voracious monsters embodying collective social anxieties in reality, and related back biting, dog-eat-dog capitalism's creepy context.
November 2, 2013
You don't need to be a fan of zombie movies to appreciate this documentary.
November 1, 2013
Birth of a Zombie-Loving Nation. Insightful, funny.
October 31, 2013
Rob Kuhns's amusing but perfunctory documentary about the origins of the 1968 ur-text of zombiedom, George Romero's "Night of the Living Dead."
October 28, 2013
The Birth of the modern zombie film wasn't scary. It was downright hilarious, according to this smart new doc.
October 27, 2013
A short but sweet look at an iconic cinema masterpiece...