Dawn of the Dead - Movie Reviews - Rotten Tomatoes

Dawn of the Dead Reviews

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Sergio Benítez
Blog de cine
March 24, 2016
A memorable film for fans of the genre. [Full review in Spanish]
Kevin Carr
Fat Guys at the Movies
January 17, 2016
a pretty solid horror flick
Full Review | Original Score: 3.5/5
Rob Vaux
October 21, 2013
There are scares aplenty in Dawn of the Dead; enjoy them and be well. Twenty years from now, though, I know which version I'll still be watching.
Full Review | Original Score: B-
Jeffrey Lyles
Lyles' Movie Files
June 20, 2013
One of the genre's best pure zombie-fest films featuring regular folks against an army of the undead.
Full Review | Original Score: 10/10

May 27, 2011
Nicely respectful of the original film, this remake amps up the adrenalin-charged action while skimping on the depth to deliver a gripping but empty-headed thrill-ride.
Top Critic
Jonathan Rosenbaum
Chicago Reader
May 27, 2011
The new version has its share of disturbing moments, but writer James Gunn and director Zack Snyder have stripped away the social satire of the original and put little in its place.
Nell Minow
Common Sense Media
December 22, 2010
Extremely gory horror movie; not for kids.
Full Review | Original Score: 2/5
Felix Vasquez Jr.
Cinema Crazed
April 29, 2009
Will surely appeal to the easily pleased fraction of horror audiences...
Michael Dequina
December 29, 2008
Director Zack Snyder and writer James Gunn have simply traded one set of time-sensitive issues for more contemporary cliches.
Full Review | Original Score: 2/4
Urban Cinefile Critics
Urban Cinefile
October 18, 2008
The new version of George A Romero's 1979 zombie movie arrives with all the expected technical improvements but abandons the satire that made Romero's film a masterpiece of the genre.
Jim Lane
Sacramento News & Review
August 7, 2008
Snyder's style is assaultive, and there's little pleasure to the scares.
| Original Score: 2/5
Lucius Gore
June 17, 2008
The remake of Dawn of the Dead is a fun, gory ride, that makes up for its lack of depth with all out action.
Full Review | Original Score: 3.5/4
Joe Lozito
Big Picture Big Sound
December 27, 2007
This oddly effective 'reimagining' loses some of the satire but none of the bite of the 1978 George Romero classic.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/4
Keith H. Brown
Eye for Film
December 7, 2007
It's a pretty fun ride.
Full Review | Original Score: 3.5/5
Rob Humanick
Projection Booth
September 30, 2007
A more preferable kind of remake than one that simply regurgitates the storyline of the original.
Rob Gonsalves
July 29, 2007
Unfortunately, or perhaps fortunately for those who feared a true desecration of Romero's masterwork, this is only a moderately competent zombie flick.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/5
Kam Williams
Bean Soup Times
March 31, 2007
Guaranteed to induce nightmares!
| Original Score: 4/4
Robert Roten
Laramie Movie Scope
May 5, 2006
A notch above what you expect from a Zombie movie.
Full Review | Original Score: B

Empire Magazine
April 1, 2006
Truly worthy of that famous title.
Full Review | Original Score: 4/5
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Time Out
January 26, 2006
The remake, from first-time director Snyder, keeps much of the gore and loads up on the laughs, but eschews all pretence at cultural criticism in favour of high-octane, almost nonstop action.
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