Survival of the Dead Reviews

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August 20, 2010
Even Romero's staunchest fans might conclude their hero is going through the motions here. Yes, almost like a zombie.
August 19, 2010
What we've got here is a just a B-movie western with buckets of gore, which might be fine coming from a Romero wannabe but not from the genuine article.
July 7, 2010
Steeped in fan-pleasing gore but woefully thin on ideas, originality (beyond new zombie-offing methods) or directorial flair.
June 7, 2010
Big set pieces showing how atrophied Romero's cutting and tactical framing have become is depressing to anyone who has valued his films for more than just splatter.
June 1, 2010
Survival of the Dead almost never snaps into focus. Even its oxymoronic title doesn't work. It feels marginal, like an extended footnote.
May 28, 2010
Placidly photographed and lacking in urgency, Survival shows us the living flailing at fate and the dead just flailing.
May 14, 2018
A weak addition to the zombie series that suffers from bad acting, a poor script and a distinct lack of action.
December 14, 2017
This is exactly what makes Romero a great political filmmaker: when he condemns wrongs, he never assumes those wrongs exist on their ow.
August 10, 2016
...he whole film feels like a perfunctory, wearied repetition of a formula.
October 3, 2015
Romero seems to have lost his touch doing zombie pics.
April 22, 2011
Are George Romero's late-career ghoul operas fatigued retreads of his seminal zombie classics, or eccentrically satirical twists on the genre tropes he pioneered? Survival of the Dead isn't about to clear things up.
April 4, 2011
December 17, 2010
full review at Movies for the Masses
October 15, 2010
"A man dies, he gets stupid," someone observes in the film. Maybe if a man makes too many films about the dead, the same fate awaits him. Mr. Romero, you are on notice.
September 12, 2010
Romero has freed his story up for a lighter, more amusingly misanthropic take on the worst tendencies of people.
September 9, 2010
I'm not sure I want to see another George A. Romero zombie movie ever again.
August 25, 2010
An exercise in beating a dead horse as well as eating a dead horse, the film demonstrates that the metaphorical usefulness of the zombie genre has reached a state of near rigor mortis, if not putrefaction.
August 20, 2010
The creator is still driving his old Model-T to the ground.
August 14, 2010
There's something here for enthusiasts to enjoy, but to newcomers or those lacking an appreciation for Romero's work, Survival of the Dead is a zombie soap opera.
July 5, 2010
A sad confirmation of if not George Romero's complete creative bankruptcy then certainly his wildly diminished gift for imparting glancing metaphorical dread.
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