The Crazies
The Crazies (1973)

The Crazies is a low-budget sci-fi/horror thriller directed by George Romero, who is best known for Night of the Living Dead. It is shot in basically the same location in western Pennsylvania. When a truck shipment of biological warfare… More

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Rated: R
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Release Date: April 29, 2003
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53%
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44%



Critic Score: 53% Rotten Tomatoes™ Critic Reviews
Scott Weinberg
FEARnet

It may be a second-tier Romero film, but hell, it's still a Romero film.

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Bill Gibron
PopMatters

While George Romero would come to redefine horror once again with his brilliant Dawn of the Dead, this interesting action thriller illustrates the talent it took to be such a consistent genre visionary.

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Rob Gonsalves
eFilmCritic.com

Edited at a sprint, the movie is often shocking, occasionally gory, and never boring.

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Walter Chaw
Film Freak Central

It's tough for a dyed-in-the-wool George Romero apologist to observe that a film of Romero's in good repute is an amateurish, exploitative piece of shit

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Fernando F. Croce
CinePassion

Even with no ghouls, Romero exposes a nightmare

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Dennis Schwartz
Ozus' World Movie Reviews

Thought-provoking horror film about the effects of a biochemical disaster.

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David Nusair
Reel Film Reviews

An uncommonly interminable piece of work...

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Jeffrey M. Anderson
Combustible Celluloid

Though it sounds like it ought to have more in the way of exploitation and gore, Romero shoots it straight, hoping his social commentary will carry it. It works superbly.

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Widgett Walls
Needcoffee.com

Outbreak movie that devolves into yet another zombie knockoff.

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Flixster Audience Score: 44% Flixster User Reviews
xGary Xx
A small American town is quarantined by the military to prevent the spread of an extremely virulent contagion that induces madness and death. Made in between… More
Anthony Lawrie
The Crazies is an old school horror/thriller cult classic. Done on a shoe-string budget with all the B-Movie trimmings. Unlike most classic horror films though,… More
AJ Verser
First of all, Romero reuses the plot of Night of the Living Dead, but sets it outside instead. I don't know what the point of this movie is supposed to… More
Ken Stachnik
Really really really really really really manic.
James Alvarez
I think I watch Romero movies just so I can give them 1 star.
Alex roy
After Romero directed his legendary film Night Of The Living Dead in 1968, he shifted into different territory and made quite a few flops in the 70's. One… More

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