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 28, 2010
Survival of the Dead never comes alive. It feels constrained by a low budget, short running time and the outdated conceit of slow zombies trudging toward fresh victims.
May 28, 2010
It has been six days since the dead began to walk, and a powerful emotion is gripping the land. Boredom.
May 28, 2010
I suppose it's nice that Romero has a hobby, but he couldn't be more of a bore if he were showing off his pine cone collection.
May 27, 2010
For the first time, a Romero zombie movie feels as if it was rushed out.
May 27, 2010
Romero is using better actors than in the past, which helps. But they are hobbled by a sometimes nonsensical script with logical lapses even genre fans will find hard to swallow.
May 27, 2010
A lot of Survival seems stale, as if Romero were growing bored with his own redundancies. Now in the final years of an uneven career, Romero needs to get out of his comfort zone.
May 27, 2010
Like the literary monster mash-ups that have invaded the best-seller lists, Survival of the Dead mixes genres and milieus with absurdist glee.
May 27, 2010
Romero's Hatfields-and-McCoys setup feels more random than creative, and the idea that they're all Irish -- or cowboys! -- is more desultory still.
May 27, 2010
As a Romero project, Survival Of The Dead is a frustrating disappointment, nowhere close to the director's classic '70s films -- though it is better than Romero's last "reboot" zombie effort, Diary Of The Dead.
May 27, 2010
After you've seen, oh, I dunno, 20 or 30 zombie movies, you sort of stop caring very much, unless something new is going on, as in Zombieland.
May 26, 2010
At best, Survival's ending, with a riff on "beating a dead horse," may be taken for evidence of self-awareness.
May 26, 2010
There are some memorable images, including the sight of a beautiful, horse-riding ''dead head.'' But for much of the movie, Van Sprang's zombie fatigue seems to be an echo of Romero's own.
May 26, 2010
The hurtful truth is that others -- many others -- have co-opted Romero's whole living dead thing and have been doing it with more style than the Pittsburgh zombie auteur is capable of these days.
May 26, 2010
Another year, another George Romero Dead film. But wait, there's plenty to delight in his sixth zombie eat-'em-up, which follows a rogue group of soldiers who come between warring clans on an isolated island.
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