100

Entertainment Weekly

By Lisa Schwarzbaum
Don't leave before the final frame -- if you're still breathing.
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75

Philadelphia Inquirer

This film plays out like one of those trigger-happy video games -- it's all cranial splatter. Word to the squeamish: Dawn of the Dead merits a very hard R rating. The depictions of violence are exceedingly graphic.
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75

New York Daily News

By Jami Bernard
There was no burning need for a remake, but this one is respectful of its predecessor. It incorporates the technology and acquisitiveness of the intervening quarter century since Romero's vision. It even features a metrosexual, something unheard of in 1978.
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75

Miami Herald

By Rene Rodriguez
Faster, leaner and more compact than the original. Dumber, too, but that's almost always the case with remakes.
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75

San Francisco Chronicle

By Mick LaSalle
It's silly, witty and good-natured, not scary so much as icky, and not horrifying or horrible but consistently amusing.
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75

ReelViews

By James Berardinelli
Calling this version of Dawn of the Dead a remake is applying a misnomer. It's more of a re-imagination.
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75

Chicago Sun-Times

By Roger Ebert
My only complaint is that its plot flatlines compared to the 1979 version, which was trickier, wittier and smarter. Romero was not above finding parallels between zombies and mall shoppers.
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63

USA Today

By Mike Clark
Overall, this Dead is zippier than 1995's retake on "Village of the Damned" and somewhat less junky than the recent remake of "The Texas Chainsaw Massacre."
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50

The Hollywood Reporter

By Michael Rechtshaffen
When there's a whole mess of zombie killing to be done, who cares about reflective writing or that time-wasting element of suspense?
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50

Boston Globe

By Wesley Morris
The movie is weak on attempts at survivalist philosophy (anyone bit by a zombie is likely to become one). Even the religious overtones feel tinny and unpronounced.
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58 out of 100
Mixed or average reviews
Metascore® based on all critic reviews. Scores range from 0 to 100, with higher scores indicating more favorable reviews.