The Dead
The Dead (2011)

In the very near future, most of the world has succumbed to the virus of the living dead. After crashing off the coast of Africa, Lt. Brian Murphy battles for survival across the terrible terrain of Africa in search of a way to get back to… More

Rated: R
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Release Date: October 7, 2011
DVD Release Date: February 14, 2012
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Critic Score: 72% Rotten Tomatoes™ Critic Reviews
Neil Genzlinger
New York Times

A long, chemistry-free slog through the zombified countryside.

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Tom Horgen
Minneapolis Star Tribune

Beyond its auspicious premise -- survivors fighting a zombie outbreak against the continent's scorching vistas -- there's little else to chew on here.

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Beth Accomando

The Dead is not the great zombie film I was hoping for but it does deliver a more grown-up horror film that eschews gimmicky shakycam and CGI to try and tell a real story, and for that I am appreciative.

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Chuck Wilson
Village Voice

The Dead, with its vast, pitiless landscapes and moral seriousness, is Night of the Living Dead reimagined as a Sergio Leone western. It's a knockout.

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Felix Vasquez Jr.
Cinema Crazed

A dread filled homage to the classic zombie pictures of the seventies and eighties...

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Lawrence Toppman
Charlotte Observer

The Ford brothers' take on this tradition offers a fair number of shocks and the arm-chomping that is de rigueur mortis for this genre. Yet it has things to say, mostly by implication, before a finish that took me by surprise.

Los Angeles Times

"The Dead," evocatively filmed in grainy 35mm, might carry the cinematic vibe of an old-school, flesh-eating adventure, but as it should be with stories like this, it's not a pretty picture.

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Steve "Uncle Creepy" Barton
Dread Central

The Dead reveres the films that came before it and wears its love for them on its sleeve.

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Chuck Bowen
Slant Magazine

The ironies of the white man having to face potential extinction in a country infamous for racially tinged violence is too neat.

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Flixster Audience Score: 46% Flixster User Reviews
Ryan Marshall
*** out of **** "The Dead" possesses all the bare essentials of a zombie movie. That shouldn't be enough for it to succeed, yet here we are;… More
Francisco Godinho
This zombie road movie was a pleasant surprise on the genre. Though it doesn't offer anything new or fresh, everything it does is confindent and very well… More
John Me
"The Dead" is one of the best zombie movies I have ever seen. It begins good, and is solid throughout. It is not overly gory but the effects are very… More