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UNDEAD Reviews

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Michael Booth
Denver Post
July 15, 2005
No amount of Zombie Rules can explain a movie like this, or the recent filmmaker fascination with a creaky old genre.
Full Review | Original Score: 1/4
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Richard Roeper
Ebert & Roeper
July 11, 2005
I'm definitely zombied out.
Marc Savlov
Austin Chronicle
July 10, 2005
There are only so many ways to slice the walking dead.
Full Review | Original Score: 2/5
Cynthia Fuchs
PopMatters
July 9, 2005
Soon everyone's run down to the basement, where they ponder the usual options.
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Tom Long
Detroit News
July 8, 2005
A low-budget, mildly enjoyable oddity.
| Original Score: C
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Ty Burr
Boston Globe
July 8, 2005
Rigor mortis has set in.
Full Review | Original Score: 1.5/4
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Terry Lawson
Detroit Free Press
July 8, 2005
The film's genre-merging cleverness works against it, and releasing it in the wake of George Romero's zombie knockout Land of the Dead invites comparisons that may be unfair but inevitable.
Full Review | Original Score: 2/4
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Peter Hartlaub
San Francisco Chronicle
July 8, 2005
There are about 2,000 hard-core Fangoria readers in the Bay Area who are going to absolutely love this film. But the 6,698,000 other residents will find it at best a little boring and at worst stomach-churningly offensive.
Full Review | Original Score: 1.5/4
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Moira MacDonald
Seattle Times
July 8, 2005
The plot's standard-issue, owing much to zombie movies that have staggered before this one.
| Original Score: 1/4
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Stephen Hunter
Washington Post
July 8, 2005
Seeing people die in funny ways loses interest after a bit.
MaryAnn Johanson
Flick Filosopher
July 8, 2005
[T]here's... an oddly poignant attempt to redeem a hackneyed genre from pointless insensitivity.
Sean Axmaker
Seattle Post-Intelligencer
July 7, 2005
Directors Peter and Michael Spierig have a tendency to push the performances into camp, but that energy and slapstick mayhem helps keep the film racing along.
Full Review | Original Score: B-
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Kevin Thomas
Los Angeles Times
July 7, 2005
However visually striking, this Australian film is ultimately as tedious as it is derivative.
Full Review | Original Score: 2/5
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Desson Thomson
Washington Post
July 7, 2005
The storyline becomes pretty tedious, thanks to an incredibly slow beginning and a scenario based entirely on running around in circles to get away from the undead.
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Colin Covert
Minneapolis Star Tribune
July 7, 2005
The film will frighten only those with phobias about boredom and amuse only viewers with expectations lower than the filmmaker's miniscule budget.
Full Review | Original Score: 1/4
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Robert K. Elder
Chicago Tribune
July 7, 2005
Away from the killing field, the Spierigs' actors prove themselves to be the most zombie-like, devolving into a din of screechy bickering that'll leave you running for the exits.
Full Review | Original Score: 1/4
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Roger Ebert
Chicago Sun-Times
July 7, 2005
The kind of movie that would be so bad it's good, except it's not bad enough to be good enough.
Full Review | Original Score: 1.5/4
Chris Hewitt (St. Paul)
St. Paul Pioneer Press
July 7, 2005
Undead is not as funny or clever, but its special effects are surprisingly professional, given how low the budget clearly was.
| Original Score: 2/4
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Bob Townsend
Atlanta Journal-Constitution
July 7, 2005
Despite its clever low-budget visual style and campy sensibility, Undead is just too derivative to go on as long as it does.
Full Review | Original Score: C-
Andrew Wright
The Stranger (Seattle, WA)
July 7, 2005
Blatantly designed to be an insta-cult classic from the word go, it commits the one cardinal, unpardonable sin of a genre film: being dull.
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