Diary of the Dead
Diary of the Dead (2007)

Horror icon George A. Romero effectively hits the "reset" button on his hugely influential Dead series with this scaled-back look at the zombie apocalypse as told from the perspective of a student filmmaker who sets out to shoot a… More

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Rated: R
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Release Date: September 8, 2007
DVD Release Date: May 20, 2008
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Critic Score: 61% Rotten Tomatoes™ Critic Reviews

Consensus: As Diary of the Dead proves, time hasn't subdued George A. Romero's affection for mixing politics with gore, nor has it given him cinematic grace or subtlety.

Desson Thomson
Washington Post

We want to high-five Romero for finding new ways to off his lifeless marauders.

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Time Out

Like the recent 'Cloverfield', Romero uses the kinetic immediacy of digital video shot on-the-run, but in a more sophisticated and disturbing way.

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Mark Asch
Stop Smiling

One needn't be a splatter junkie to miss Romero's marshalling of action across multiple theaters. But the maestro finds a way to slay intellectual and aesthetic antsiness with the same bullet.

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James Berardinelli

Not only the most satisfying motion picture Romero has made in a long while, but one of the best of his career.

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Colin Covert
Minneapolis Star Tribune

It's a shame to speak ill of the dead, but Romero leaves us no alternative.

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Kelly Vance
East Bay Express

Not the best but certainly far from the worst of Romero's series of accounts of an epidemic of dead people coming to life to eat the living.

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Manohla Dargis
New York Times

It's clever, or at least clever enough to keep you going and interested from start to finish. It just isn't scary.

Dana Stevens

Hardly top-drawer Romero. In fact, it may be his worst zombie film yet. But even bad Romero is a far sight more interesting than the coolly sadistic guts-porn that currently passes for mainstream horror.

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Rob Gonsalves

In Romero's apocalypse, the brutish and soulless hold sway, and that's just the humans.

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Flixster Audience Score: 41% Flixster User Reviews
Samuel Riley
Romero's 'Diary of The Dead' has become his first independent film for years. Personally, it deserves a bit more recognition that what its… More
Coxxie Mild Sauce
At the end of the movie, the surviving girl asks, "are we worth saving?" and the movie answers its own question by including the scene in which… More
xGary Xx
A group of film students attempt to document the descent of society into chaos as the dead begin to rise again and feast on the living. I had a creeping dread… More
Carlos Magalh„es
Romero seems virtually incapable of following the language of modern horror films using the fake documentary style. The subjective camera is too steady and… More
Zach Brehany
As of now, one of the main types of horror films that are taking reign as being the main ones made are the 'Found Footage' genre. In case you do not… More
Conner Rainwater
I don't know what George A. Romero was thinking here. It was like a bad version of Cloverfield. It didn't look amateuristic at all, just corny. There… More