Dawn of the Dead Reviews

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December 18, 2017
It is ferocious and young and exciting.
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.
Top Critic
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.
April 9, 2004
This one has more pyrotechnical gore, better acting, slicker direction but very few moments when it is scary at all.
March 30, 2004
Fiercely funny and utterly horrifying.
March 23, 2004
Only gore-thirsting teens will be satisfied.
March 22, 2004
... bloody good fun.
March 21, 2004
For those who enjoy tight, tense, graphic horror, this movie offers an ample helping.
March 19, 2004
It more than surpasses the original.
March 19, 2004
Has many of the elements that made the first Dawn so darkly entertaining.
March 19, 2004
Whereas the resonance of Romero's film (and of 28 Days Later) derived from its ability to involve auds emotionally with a few spartan protagonists, here viewers don't spend enough time with any of the characters to feel such a connection.
March 19, 2004
[Sarah Polly] pretty much owns the picture, beginning with a slam-dunk prologue that establishes right off that this isn't your dad's Dawn, despite a plot that hews fairly closely to the original movie.
March 19, 2004
The new Dawn won't be revered like the old one, but if there's a sequel, I'll shamble instinctively to the theater.
March 19, 2004
It's silly, witty and good-natured, not scary so much as icky, and not horrifying or horrible but consistently amusing.
March 19, 2004
Save your quarters for the video game.
March 19, 2004
A remake of the 1978 George Romero cult-classic, it has no purpose of its own, except to exploit the latest advances in gore effects.
March 19, 2004
The remake adds little to the genre and doesn't bother with character development.
March 19, 2004
The joke isn't fresh, but it holds up well in this crackling remake of George Romero's 1978 sequel to Night of the Living Dead.
March 19, 2004
Faster, leaner and more compact than the original.
March 19, 2004
You know Snyder isn't the guy for the job about five minutes into the proceedings.
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