Dawn of the Dead
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A re-envisioning of George Romero's apocalyptic horror classic, "Dawn of the Dead": An unexplained plague has decimated the world's population--and yet, the dead aren't dying. They've become zombies, stalking endlessly in a quest to feed on the flesh and blood of the few remaining living. A ragtag group of desperate survivors in a Wisconsin town seek refuge in a large indoor mall, where they must learn not only to protect themselves from the ever-increasing zombie horde, but also to co-exist with each other as a last bastion of humanity. Sealed off from the rest of… More

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Rotten Tomatoes Score: 75%

Critic Reviews from Rotten Tomatoes

"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."
‑ Jonathan Rosenbaum, Chicago Reader
"... bloody good fun."
‑ Richard Roeper, Ebert & Roeper
"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."
‑ Rob Vaux, Mania.com
"Extremely gory horror movie; not for kids."
‑ Nell Minow, Common Sense Media
"The new version of George A Romero's 1979 zombie movie arrives with all the expected technical improvements but abandons the satire that made Romero's film a masterpiece of the genre."
‑ Urban Cinefile Critics, Urban Cinefile
"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."
‑ , Time Out
"For those who enjoy tight, tense, graphic horror, this movie offers an ample helping."
‑ James Berardinelli, ReelViews
"One of the genre's best pure zombie-fest films featuring regular folks against an army of the undead."
‑ Jeffrey Lyles, Lyles' Movie Files
"Will surely appeal to the easily pleased fraction of horror audiences..."
‑ Felix Vasquez Jr., Cinema Crazed
"Snyder's style is assaultive, and there's little pleasure to the scares."
‑ Jim Lane, Sacramento News & Review
"Only gore-thirsting teens will be satisfied."
‑ Michael Atkinson, Village Voice
"It more than surpasses the original."
‑ Michael O'Sullivan, Washington Post
"Nicely respectful of the original film, this remake amps up the adrenalin-charged action while skimping on the depth to deliver a gripping but empty-headed thrill-ride."
‑ , Film4
"Director Zack Snyder and writer James Gunn have simply traded one set of time-sensitive issues for more contemporary cliches."
‑ Michael Dequina, TheMovieReport.com
"The remake of Dawn of the Dead is a fun, gory ride, that makes up for its lack of depth with all out action."
‑ Lucius Gore, ESplatter
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