Dawn of the Dead
Dawn of the Dead (2004)

Packed with more blood, more gore, and more bone-chilling, jaw-dropping thrills, Dawn of the Dead Unrated Director's Cut is the version too terrifying to be shown in theaters! Starring Mekhi Phifer, Ving Rhames and Sarah Polley in an… More

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Rated: R
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Release Date: March 19, 2004
DVD Release Date: December 28, 2004
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Critic Score: 75% Rotten Tomatoes™ Critic Reviews

Consensus: A kinetic, violent and surprisingly worthy remake of George Romero's horror classic that pays homage to the original while working on its own terms.

Jonathan Rosenbaum
Chicago Reader

The new version has its share of disturbing moments, but writer James Gunn and director Zack Snyder have stripped away the social satire of the original and put little in its place.

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Richard Roeper
Ebert & Roeper

... bloody good fun.

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Sergio Benítez
Blog de cine

A memorable film for fans of the genre. [Full review in Spanish]

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Time Out

The remake, from first-time director Snyder, keeps much of the gore and loads up on the laughs, but eschews all pretence at cultural criticism in favour of high-octane, almost nonstop action.

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James Berardinelli
ReelViews

For those who enjoy tight, tense, graphic horror, this movie offers an ample helping.

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Kevin Carr
Fat Guys at the Movies

a pretty solid horror flick

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Michael Atkinson
Village Voice

Only gore-thirsting teens will be satisfied.

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Michael O'Sullivan
Washington Post

It more than surpasses the original.

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Rob Vaux
Mania.com

There are scares aplenty in Dawn of the Dead; enjoy them and be well. Twenty years from now, though, I know which version I'll still be watching.

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Flixster Audience Score: 77% Flixster User Reviews
Christian C
Although the acting and make up are weak, is there really any honor movie where that can't be said? Cliché script and poor character development prevent a… More
Mark Beckford
Remakes generally suck. And to remake Dawn of the Dead (the penultimate zombie apocalypse movie of its time) would have to beat very high expectations. (Yes,… More
Kevin M. Williams
The end of western society... Again. Or:"I love the smell of zombies in the morning...!" Entertaining? It's my fav zombie movie. My fav Zack… More
Mark Beckford
Remakes generally suck. And to remake Dawn of the Dead (the penultimate zombie apocalypse movie of its time) would have to beat very high expectations. (Yes,… More
Samuel Riley
Sometimes its difficult to make a good remake, especially if its a remake to George A.Romero's 'Dawn Of The Dead'. This may not be as memorable,… More
Jason Calvin
As far as creating gore, this is a pretty slick movie. Overall, it's a pretty mediocre horror flick. The zombies are way faster and stronger than most… More