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Rotten Tomatoes Score: 82%

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"Demonstrates you don't need to be bombed back into the stone age when you can reach that state by exercising your own stupidity. The subterranean setting is the tip-off: While the zombies evolve the humans devolve -- almost literally -- into cave men."
‑ John Beifuss, Commercial Appeal (Memphis, TN)
"Largely missing is the primal horror of the first film and the sharp satire of the second, yet what remains isn't bad at all."
‑ Matt Brunson, Creative Loafing
"The third leg of an entertaining and thought-provoking but not completely satisfactory 1950's zombie trilogy."
‑ Dennis Schwartz, Ozus' World Movie Reviews
"The film's frosty pessimism about mankind's future does eventually get under your skin."
‑ Nick Schager, Lessons of Darkness
"The most flawed in the series, but also the most ambitious."
‑ Gabe Leibowitz, Film and Felt
"The years have been kind to Day Of The Dead, however...And though it's still a disappointment in relation to its two predecessors, it has much to recommend it."
‑ Keith Phipps, The Dissolve
"One of the most uneasy and unnerving horror movies ever created."
‑ Felix Vasquez Jr., Cinema Crazed
"This deconstruction is so encompassing that the climactic explosion of zombie mayhem - revealing and awesome though it is - is practically an afterthought."
‑ Rob Humanick, Projection Booth
"Excellent message, excellent carnage. Two great tastes that taste great together."
‑ Widgett Walls, Needcoffee.com
"at once the most hopeful and the most melancholy of the trio..."
‑ Walter Chaw, Film Freak Central
"An indisputable classic."
‑ Mike McGranaghan, Aisle Seat
"The director's favorite of his zombie trilogy is an unrecognized masterpiece."
‑ Rob Humanick, Projection Booth
"It feels frustrated, embittered, made by a man who's fed up with the business side of the movie industry."
‑ Rob Gonsalves, eFilmCritic.com
"Darker and more contained than the first two, this is one film that deserves a second look."
‑ Jeffrey M. Anderson, Combustible Celluloid
"Day of the Dead is unquestionably the most controversial and debated entry in George A. Romero's unrivaled zombie trilogy."
‑ Eric Henderson, Slant Magazine
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