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The Return of the Living Dead Reviews

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Philip Martin
Arkansas Democrat-Gazette
July 30, 2002
| Original Score: 1/5
Jake Euker
F5 (Wichita, KS)
September 24, 2004
| Original Score: 2/5
Emanuel Levy
August 8, 2005
| Original Score: 2/5
Jeff Beck
The Blu Spot
July 18, 2016
Dan O'Bannon's The Return of the Living Dead is a classic of the zombie genre that delivers a good laugh with its silly, over-the-top nature, while also giving you several thrills along the way.
Full Review | Original Score: 4.5/5
Christopher Lloyd
Sarasota Herald-Tribune
September 19, 2010
Ed O'Bannon and John Russo may have intended The Return of the Living Dead as a comedy, but it's just too damn gory, too scary and too good to be dismissed as a zom com.
Full Review | Original Score: 5/5
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Roger Ebert
Chicago Sun-Times
January 1, 2000
Full Review | Original Score: 3/4
Michael Szymanski
June 2, 2003
| Original Score: 3/5
Scott Weinberg
July 25, 2002
| Original Score: 4/5
Anton Bitel
Little White Lies
June 8, 2012
this overnight zombie apocalypse is a tongue-in-cheek brainload of hard-rocking fun.
Matthew Sorrento
Film Threat
March 30, 2011
Bastard Son of a Prodigal Son: Interview on The Complete History of The Return of the Living Dead
| Original Score: 5/5
Rob Vaux
Flipside Movie Emporium
August 13, 2002
| Original Score: 4/5
Jeffrey M. Anderson
San Francisco Examiner
February 6, 2003
A beauty of a cult classic.
| Original Score: 4/5
Felix Vasquez Jr.
Cinema Crazed
October 14, 2012
For pure eighties, punk rock, walking dead, brain eating mayhem, this is the film to watch.
Rob Humanick
Projection Booth
October 5, 2007
Effectively announces itself as a horror movie deliberately pitted against customary cinematic values.
Full Review | Original Score: B
Christopher Null
August 12, 2002
impressively ornate yet extremely cheesy
| Original Score: 3.5/5
Shane Burridge
January 1, 2000
This isn't a sequel - it's a reinventing of how zombies had been seen on the screen
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Jeremiah Kipp
Slant Magazine
September 27, 2007
A tongue-in-cheek, splatter-laden homage to George A. Romero's zombie pictures.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/4
Kevin Carr
7M Pictures
January 18, 2014
an icon of the 80s
Full Review | Original Score: 3/5
Pete Vonder Haar
Film Threat
August 12, 2005
A fresh and immensely entertaining take on the zombie genre
| Original Score: 5/5
Daniel M. Kimmel
Worcester Telegram & Gazette
February 22, 2004
| Original Score: 3/5
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