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Dead Alive Reviews

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James Rocchi
Netflix
November 7, 2002
Full Review | Original Score: 2/5
Mark R. Leeper
rec.arts.movies.reviews
August 3, 2004
| Original Score: 2/5
Top Critic
Stephen Holden
New York Times
May 20, 2003
Because all of this looks blatantly unreal, and because the timing of the shock effects is so haphazard, Dead Alive isn't especially scary or repulsive. Nor is it very funny.
| Original Score: 2/5
Brian Mckay
eFilmCritic.com
March 19, 2003
I wish I could say that I loved it, but at the risk of offending every fanboy out there, I'm afraid I have a red caro-syrup covered bone to pick with it.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/5
Budd Wilkins
Slant Magazine
October 20, 2011
Lionsgate's visceral, albeit barebones Blu-ray package lets viewers really sink their teeth into Dead Alive.
Scott Weinberg
eFilmCritic.com
July 27, 2002
One of the true classics of splatterdom. Sickeningly wonderful.
| Original Score: 4.5/5
Top Critic
David Stratton
Variety
July 22, 2008
The best to date from Kiwi gore specialist Peter Jackson.
Cole Smithey
ColeSmithey.com
December 5, 2007
| Original Score: 4/5
Rob Humanick
Projection Booth
October 17, 2007
Rarely has the urge to expectorate one's lunch been a feeling so sublime.
Full Review | Original Score: B+
Christopher Null
Filmcritic.com
January 1, 2000
Before he discovered Kate Winslet in Heavenly Creatures, Peter Jackson's work looked more like it came from Troma.
| Original Score: 3/5
Michael W. Phillips, Jr.
Goatdog's Movies
February 28, 2002
It was hysterically funny at times, but the urge to laugh had to compete with the urge to vomit.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/5
Rumsey Taylor
Not Coming to a Theater Near You
October 24, 2006
Braindead is the magnum opus of Peter Jackson's early career.
Bryant Frazer
Bryant Frazer's Deep Focus
January 1, 2000
Unquestionably the single goriest film ever made.
Full Review | Original Score: A-
R. L. Shaffer
IGN DVD
January 29, 2012
Takes a few views to really appreciate, but Peter Jackson's blood-splattered horror masterpiece is a gory good time.
Full Review | Original Score: 8/10
Keith H. Brown
Edinburgh U Film Society
January 1, 2000
If you are a little squeamish then this is not the film for you, however those of a nervous disposition need not worry as Jackson is definitely playing for laughs.
Jennie Kermode
Eye for Film
December 7, 2007
Full Review | Original Score: 5/5
Edward Havens
FilmJerk.com
June 26, 2003
| Original Score: 5/5
Chuck Rudolph
Matinee Magazine
November 26, 2002
| Original Score: 3/5
Blake Davis
KFOR Channel 4 News
February 26, 2003
A gore classic featuring an ***-kicking priest, a grandmother swallowing a cat whole, a house full of zombies, and a lawnmower.
| Original Score: 4/5
Mark Palermo
The Coast (Halifax, Nova Scotia)
October 13, 2002
| Original Score: 4/5
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