American Zombie
American Zombie (2007)

As the walking dead fill the streets of Los Angeles, filmmakers John Solomon and Grace Lee turn their cameras on the misunderstood flesh-eaters, their fierce proponents, and their staunch opponents to offer a glimpse of just how society has… More

Rated: Unrated
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Release Date: July 8, 2008
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Critic Score: 72% Rotten Tomatoes™ Critic Reviews
Sam Sweet
L.A. Weekly

The best zombie movies shock us into a realization about ourselves and the world in which we live, but how much can zombies teach us when their world so closely resembles 1995?

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Andrew O'Hehir
Salon.com

The mere fact that [director Grace] Lee can make both a media satire and, in the end, a creepy horror flick, while at least alluding to bigger social issues, suggests the breadth of her wit and intelligence.

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Devin Faraci
MovieWeb

American Zombie is hands-down the best film I've seen so far this year.

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Stephen Farber
Hollywood Reporter

Performances vary widely in quality. Some of the "experts" who expound on zombie culture are portrayed by such amateurish actors that the film threatens to collapse.

Jonathan W. Hickman
Entertainment Insiders

A clever kind of documentary hybrid.

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Devin Faraci
CHUD

Proves that there's still lots of humor and insight to be found in the walking dead.

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Dennis Harvey
Variety

If Lee intended primarily to spoof documentary conventions, she should have chosen a theme less commercially overexposed -- and worked harder at making it more than just sorta-kinda humorous.

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Felix Vasquez Jr.
Cinema Crazed

[Director] Lee covers all bases and when we least expect it, she also manages to sneak in a creepy zombie flick...

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Amy Nicholson
I.E. Weekly

Lee wants to make an up-with-dead-people portrait that shines light on how the diverse zombie community integrates into the city.

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Flixster Audience Score: 40% Flixster User Reviews
Randy Tippy
Is it just me or is the whole mockumenatary thing wearing a little thin? This has a few enjoyable quirky moments but overall it never really takes flight.… More
A.D. Villarreal
A satirical zombie film that for the most part succeeds mainly due to the fact that it feels real. In other words if zombies were real I could see me watching… More
James Alvarez
This makes Land of the Dead look Like Diary of the Dead, which still isnt saying much.
Aurelius Duchtius
"Thoughts of suicide among teenagers and adults is common. You may experience rectal bleeding, shortness of breath and a drop of IQ by 102 point."… More
_kelly .King
I REALLY hate when a movie is so middle of the road in quality that I struggle with what I want to say about it. I do know that I had high hopes for this film… More
Rose Gonzaga
Since it looks like a mockumentary, there is a lot of dialogue. The good parts only come in the final minutes. Since I prefer the more action-packed type of… More