Survival of the Dead
Survival of the Dead (2010)

A group of rogue soldiers seek shelter from the zombie apocalypse on scenic Plum Island, only to become caught up in a bitter feud between two warring families. Sarge Crocket (Alan Van Sprang) and his motley crew of military abandoners are… More

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Rated: R
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Genre: Horror
Release Date: May 28, 2010
DVD Release Date: April 30, 2010
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Critic Score: 29% Rotten Tomatoes™ Critic Reviews

Consensus: Survival of the Dead offers glimmers of Romero's savage wit, but not nearly enough to make up for his unusually uninspired directing and a lack of new ideas

Stephen Cole
Globe and Mail

Even Romero's staunchest fans might conclude their hero is going through the motions here. Yes, almost like a zombie.

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Nick Pinkerton
L.A. Weekly

Big set pieces showing how atrophied Romero's cutting and tactical framing have become is depressing to anyone who has valued his films for more than just splatter.

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Sarah Boslaugh

...he whole film feels like a perfunctory, wearied repetition of a formula.

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Jason Anderson
Toronto Star

What we've got here is a just a B-movie western with buckets of gore, which might be fine coming from a Romero wannabe but not from the genuine article.

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David Edelstein
New York Magazine/Vulture

Survival of the Dead almost never snaps into focus. Even its oxymoronic title doesn't work. It feels marginal, like an extended footnote.

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Dennis Schwartz
Ozus' World Movie Reviews

Romero seems to have lost his touch doing zombie pics.

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Leslie Felperin

Steeped in fan-pleasing gore but woefully thin on ideas, originality (beyond new zombie-offing methods) or directorial flair.

Jeannette Catsoulis
New York Times

Placidly photographed and lacking in urgency, Survival shows us the living flailing at fate and the dead just flailing.

Fernando F. Croce
House Next Door

Are George Romero's late-career ghoul operas fatigued retreads of his seminal zombie classics, or eccentrically satirical twists on the genre tropes he pioneered? Survival of the Dead isn't about to clear things up.

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Flixster Audience Score: 19% Flixster User Reviews
xGary Xx
A squad of AWOL soldiers happens upon a remote island inhabited by two feuding clans with very different ideas of how to deal with the zombie holocaust.… More
Drew Smith
Coming as a huge surprise to absolutely no one, Survival of the Dead really sucks, barely functional as a slow-paced zombie action film and absolutely nothing… More
Film Crazy
Not my favourite zombie movie at all, in fact it was pretty terrible and even if your a huge zombie fan you may want to avoid this movie.
Lee ?
Ah, it wasn't as bad as I was expecting. It doesn't have that epic feel the other Romero Zombie films had and it does have that straight-to-DVD feel… More
Chris Weber
Well, he did it. George A. Romero finally somehow managed to make a zombie movie that I can't bring myself to recommend. It's sad too. I mean, Land… More
Cassandra Maples
As an avid watcher of zombie movies, particularly George A. Romero's Of The Dead movies, I was optimistic for this latest instalment. Survival of the Dead… More