Land of the Dead Reviews

  • Nov 19, 2019

    Zombie films are a dime a dozen and even the ones that are lacking are enough of an entertainment. Romero's Land of the dead comes across as generic. Despite being steeped in darkness, it lacks the taut pacing and nerve-jangling suspense of 28 Days Later, and doesn't have the tongue-in-cheek approach evident in Shaun of the Dead. It's got great makeup, though. Credit Gregory Nicotero (who replaces Dawn of the Dead and Day of the Dead's Tom Savini) for making the zombies more frightening than campy. Ultimately, however, copious gore and rotting flesh can only do so much for a movie, and the lack of ambition in Romero's storyline is where Land of the Dead fails. The movie will appeal to those with a penchant for zombie flicks, but is unlikely to reach further - not even to the broader "general horror" market. It's not startling or frightening enough. However, this is a zombie film and that in itself makes it worth a glance.

    Zombie films are a dime a dozen and even the ones that are lacking are enough of an entertainment. Romero's Land of the dead comes across as generic. Despite being steeped in darkness, it lacks the taut pacing and nerve-jangling suspense of 28 Days Later, and doesn't have the tongue-in-cheek approach evident in Shaun of the Dead. It's got great makeup, though. Credit Gregory Nicotero (who replaces Dawn of the Dead and Day of the Dead's Tom Savini) for making the zombies more frightening than campy. Ultimately, however, copious gore and rotting flesh can only do so much for a movie, and the lack of ambition in Romero's storyline is where Land of the Dead fails. The movie will appeal to those with a penchant for zombie flicks, but is unlikely to reach further - not even to the broader "general horror" market. It's not startling or frightening enough. However, this is a zombie film and that in itself makes it worth a glance.

  • Oct 24, 2019

    A solid choice. I watch this movie and the dawn of the dead remake once a year! Love this movie. Has a great sense of humor plus some new takes on the zombie genre. Very memorable!

    A solid choice. I watch this movie and the dawn of the dead remake once a year! Love this movie. Has a great sense of humor plus some new takes on the zombie genre. Very memorable!

  • Oct 05, 2019

    It is completely stupid and just so lefty moronic, zombies are good even though they eat people the rich people deserve to die and poor people are the only ones worth saving. One of the worse zombie films ever made with no sense or style.

    It is completely stupid and just so lefty moronic, zombies are good even though they eat people the rich people deserve to die and poor people are the only ones worth saving. One of the worse zombie films ever made with no sense or style.

  • Sep 16, 2019

    What in the hell is wrong with the world that this movie was even able to muster 74% critic approval. Did they watch it?

    What in the hell is wrong with the world that this movie was even able to muster 74% critic approval. Did they watch it?

  • Jul 27, 2019

    The acting and dialog by two stars in particular was so painfully campy and unapologetically cheesy. However, if you leave your expectations, standards amd self respect at the door, then this zombie installment is a kick-ass ride. U-S-A! U-S-A!

    The acting and dialog by two stars in particular was so painfully campy and unapologetically cheesy. However, if you leave your expectations, standards amd self respect at the door, then this zombie installment is a kick-ass ride. U-S-A! U-S-A!

  • May 06, 2019

    How could anyone NOT dead like this movie? With the occult layers you'd think there'd be a reasonable production value. I'm more disgusted by people who liked it than the film. So bad, there 's no where to begin dissecting it.

    How could anyone NOT dead like this movie? With the occult layers you'd think there'd be a reasonable production value. I'm more disgusted by people who liked it than the film. So bad, there 's no where to begin dissecting it.

  • Mar 31, 2019

    very awesome action great acting and proably the best action\horror film I have ever seen!

    very awesome action great acting and proably the best action\horror film I have ever seen!

  • Jan 22, 2019

    Zombie movies aren't usually going to be cinematic masterpieces, this is a perfect example of that. Horrible acting, dialogue, blah blah blah.. lots of good ol' fashioned gory kills if you're really into that stuff, that's about all this has.

    Zombie movies aren't usually going to be cinematic masterpieces, this is a perfect example of that. Horrible acting, dialogue, blah blah blah.. lots of good ol' fashioned gory kills if you're really into that stuff, that's about all this has.

  • Dec 12, 2018

    I did not like this film despite being a lover of zombie movies. Land of the Dead comes across as generic. Despite being steeped in darkness, it lacks the taut pacing and nerve-jangling suspense of 28 Days Later, and doesn't have the tongue-in-cheek approach evident in Shaun of the Dead. It's got great makeup, though. Credit Gregory Nicotero (who replaces Dawn of the Dead and Day of the Dead's Tom Savini) for making the zombies more frightening than campy. Ultimately, however, copious gore and rotting flesh can only do so much for a movie, and the lack of ambition in Romero's storyline is where Land of the Dead fails. The movie will appeal to those with a penchant for zombie flicks, but is unlikely to reach further - not even to the broader "general horror" market. It's not startling or frightening enough.

    I did not like this film despite being a lover of zombie movies. Land of the Dead comes across as generic. Despite being steeped in darkness, it lacks the taut pacing and nerve-jangling suspense of 28 Days Later, and doesn't have the tongue-in-cheek approach evident in Shaun of the Dead. It's got great makeup, though. Credit Gregory Nicotero (who replaces Dawn of the Dead and Day of the Dead's Tom Savini) for making the zombies more frightening than campy. Ultimately, however, copious gore and rotting flesh can only do so much for a movie, and the lack of ambition in Romero's storyline is where Land of the Dead fails. The movie will appeal to those with a penchant for zombie flicks, but is unlikely to reach further - not even to the broader "general horror" market. It's not startling or frightening enough.

  • Dec 11, 2018

    I did not like this film despite being a lover of zombie movies. Land of the Dead comes across as generic. Despite being steeped in darkness, it lacks the taut pacing and nerve-jangling suspense of 28 Days Later, and doesn't have the tongue-in-cheek approach evident in Shaun of the Dead. It's got great makeup, though. Credit Gregory Nicotero (who replaces Dawn of the Dead and Day of the Dead's Tom Savini) for making the zombies more frightening than campy. Ultimately, however, copious gore and rotting flesh can only do so much for a movie, and the lack of ambition in Romero's storyline is where Land of the Dead fails. The movie will appeal to those with a penchant for zombie flicks, but is unlikely to reach further - not even to the broader "general horror" market. It's not startling or frightening enough.

    I did not like this film despite being a lover of zombie movies. Land of the Dead comes across as generic. Despite being steeped in darkness, it lacks the taut pacing and nerve-jangling suspense of 28 Days Later, and doesn't have the tongue-in-cheek approach evident in Shaun of the Dead. It's got great makeup, though. Credit Gregory Nicotero (who replaces Dawn of the Dead and Day of the Dead's Tom Savini) for making the zombies more frightening than campy. Ultimately, however, copious gore and rotting flesh can only do so much for a movie, and the lack of ambition in Romero's storyline is where Land of the Dead fails. The movie will appeal to those with a penchant for zombie flicks, but is unlikely to reach further - not even to the broader "general horror" market. It's not startling or frightening enough.