100

Premiere

By Aaron Hillis
Land of the Dead is Romero's long-awaited masterpiece, a slyly suspenseful and droll thrill-ride that expounds on both the highbrow and the chewed-off-brow concepts of his previous trilogy, then flippantly dismisses the cheap scare tactics of the control-pad generation's gimmicky genre knockoffs.
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100

The Hollywood Reporter

By Michael Rechtshaffen
The latest installment could well be Romero's masterpiece. Taking full advantage of state-of-the-art makeup and visual effects, he has a more vivid canvas at his disposal, not to mention two decades worth of pent-up observations about American society.
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100

Chicago Tribune

By Michael Wilmington
Romero's newest is a horror movie for hard-core fans of the gory and the gruesome and a classic genre film for genre aficionados.
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75

Philadelphia Inquirer

By David Hiltbrand
Oddly enough, though Land of the Dead is more clever and grand than Romero's early classics, it is not as haunting.
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75

San Francisco Chronicle

By Peter Hartlaub
The master is back, and there's no shortage of exploding brain matter -- or fun -- to be had in the theaters this weekend.
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75

New York Daily News

Land is pure entertainment and superbly well done. It is not as scary as it is gross, and its grossness is so outrageously graphic (hint: don't seat yourself next to a zombie at your next barbecue) that it is laugh-out-loud funny.
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75

USA Today

By Mike Clark
It's fairly solid fun, though, without breaking any new ground, just as January's remake of "Assault on Precinct 13" was.
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75

Chicago Sun-Times

By Roger Ebert
Romero finds still new and entertaining ways for unspeakably disgusting things to happen to the zombies and their victims.
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50

Boston Globe

By Wesley Morris
Looks and feels like someone else's better-made schlock.
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42

Entertainment Weekly

By Owen Gleiberman
In Land of the Dead there are virtually no good parts. The movie is listless and uninspired.
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71 out of 100
Generally favorable reviews
Metascore® based on all critic reviews. Scores range from 0 to 100, with higher scores indicating more favorable reviews.