88

Chicago Tribune

By Michael Phillips
I greatly prefer this cleverly sustained and efficiently relentless remake to the '73 edition. It is lean and simple.
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80

Wall Street Journal

The big difference between Mr. Romero's film and Mr. Eisner's--which is so intelligent you fear the fanboys will scatter--is that Mr. Eisner never gives us the military's point of view. All we know is what David and Judy and Russell know, which for a long time isn't much. And The Crazies is all the scarier for it.
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75

Boston Globe

By Ty Burr
Does what an exploitation movie should: It gets in, it scares you silly, and it gets out, all while playing fair by the audience.
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70

The Hollywood Reporter

By Michael Rechtshaffen
Part zombie movie, part apocalyptic bioterror, part military conspiracy thriller, the refit hybrid doesn't stint on the visceral kicks demanded by contemporary audiences while remaining reasonably true to those Romero roots.
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63

Philadelphia Inquirer

By Steven Rea
Olyphant has a cool, amiable vibe, kind of postmodern Jimmy Stewart, while Mitchell brings intelligence and quietude to yet another role that doesn't deserve such consideration.
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63

USA Today

By Claudia Puig
Familiar B-movie fare, but it's also lively fun and presented with well-paced flair.
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50

Entertainment Weekly

By Owen Gleiberman
Here's what I can say for sure about the humanoid attackers in the new version of The Crazies: They're not very interesting.
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40

NPR

The incoherence is made all the more disappointing because Eisner displays a great deal of raw talent for the genre's tone and set pieces.
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25

San Francisco Chronicle

Eisner has almost nothing on his mind, no political rumblings, nothing behind the urge to upgrade vintage trash.
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20

New York Daily News

By Joe Neumaier
Has warmed-over chills and a muddled, zombie-like execution.
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55 out of 100
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