Dawn of the Dead
Dawn of the Dead (2004)

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… More

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Rated: R
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Release Date: December 28, 2004
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75%
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77%



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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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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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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Jeffrey Lyles
Lyles' Movie Files

One of the genre's best pure zombie-fest films featuring regular folks against an army of the undead.

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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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Film4

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.

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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
Apeneck Fletcher
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

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