George A. Romero's Survival of the Dead Synopsis
Residents of an island battle a zombie epidemic while searching for a cure.
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Philadelphia Inquirer

By Steven Rea
"Lousy times make lousy people," someone opines, and maybe that's the point Romero's trying to drive home.
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The Hollywood Reporter

By Ray Bennett
A polished, fast-moving, entertaining picture whose mainstream success will depend on audiences' tolerance of its tendency to become an...
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By Michelle Orange
While Survival of the Dead does its best to work up a decent allegorical bent -- this time involving territorial pissing matches within a...
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Entertainment Weekly

By Clark Collis
There are some memorable images, including the sight of a beautiful, horse-riding ''dead head.'' But for much of the movie, Van Sprang's...
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San Francisco Chronicle

By Peter Hartlaub
The movie is not as good as his recent low-budget effort, "Diary of the Dead," but there are enough moments of satire and coolness - two...
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The Globe and Mail (Toronto)

By Stephen Cole
Still, even Romero's staunchest fans might conclude their hero is going through the motions here. Yes, almost like a zombie.
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By James Berardinelli
There's little here that's new or interesting; the movie is for hard-core Romero devotees only.
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Chicago Sun-Times

By Roger Ebert
The skullcap moment appealed to me. It was new. Not much else is new in Survival of the Dead.
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In the past, the director has usually had an irreverent response on the issues of the day; Survival of the Dead is the first time in the...
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Boston Globe

Romero's Hatfields-and-McCoys setup feels more random than creative, and the idea that they're all Irish -- or cowboys! -- is more...
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Five Word Review

By tdross
Zombies Like Eating Human Beings...

Horrible is right. And not in a good way.

By jk_fandango
Why is Romero putting out this crap? No care or pride was taken in the making of this film whatsoever: Rustic yokels living on an island in Delaware--who speak in bad, shifting, variously Scottish...

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By harlequinn823
Future classic oldschool zombie flick...

Romero sticks to the usual formula.

By bungle75
In terms of Romero's entire 'Dead' series, 'Survival' is certainly not going to be the most memorable. I admire George for still cranking out good horror and gore with minimal aid from computer /...

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By Chvad SB
feels completely tired and souless...


By jinxsaw1
AWWWWWWW!!!!!george a romero is amazing!!!!! he is my fkn idol. all his moves are amazing i cant wait to see this its gonna be so amazing!!!!! yeaaaaaaaa!!!!!...

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By mike420
scary survival zombie hordes fast...

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Rated R | For gore, strong zombie violence, language and brief sexuality