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Dawn of the Dead

6.9
8,395
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Synopsis
Picking up where NIGHT OF THE LIVING DEAD left off, and still offering no explanation of why the dead are walking the earth, DAWN plunges headlong into one of the most violent and original horror films ever made. After securing an apartment building overcome with flesh-eating zombies, two Philadelphia area SWAT team members, Peter and Roger, flee to a television station, where they escape in the station’s helicopter with Francine and ... [+]
Author Review
United StatesUnited States M
Peter Travers
Rolling Stone
"Besides scares, the movie gives Romero a platform for a scathing satire of a sexist, racist America."  POS
United StatesUnited States M
Dave Kehr
The New York Times
"A more accomplished and more knowing film (...) Romero's sensibility approaches the Swiftian in its wit, accuracy, excess, and profound misanthropy."  POS
United StatesUnited States M
Roger Ebert
rogerebert.com
"One of the best horror films ever made (...) Brilliantly crafted, funny, droll, and savagely merciless in its satiric view of the American consumer society (...) Rating: ★★★★ (out of 4)"  POS
United StatesUnited States M
Christopher Monfette
IGN
"There's no doubt he's right when [Roger Ebert] calls Dawn of the Dead an ultimate horror film, because it is (...) [It] has a decidedly bleak, almost nihilistic worldview"  POS
United KingdomUnited Kingdom M
Adam Smith
Empire
"A bright splatterfest that manages to deliver not only some of the most astonishingly intense horror make-up effects to date, but is also a bleak, pessimistic attack on modern consumerism (…) Rating: ★★★★ (out of 5)"  POS
United StatesUnited States M
Eric Henderson
Slant
"A testament to the politics of retrenchment, consumerist balm (...) Most unsettling aspect is in how it shows us how little we’ve changed as a culture (…) Rating: ★★★★ (out of 4)"  POS
United KingdomUnited Kingdom M
David Pirie
Time Out
"Undoubtedly the zombie movie to end 'em all (...) The horror/suspense content is brilliant enough to satisfy the most demanding fan"  POS
United StatesUnited States F
Meagan Navarro
Bloody Disgusting
"[It] traded the gloomy, depressive black and white aesthetic of its predecessor in favor of something bold, over the top, and humorous (...) it solidified Romero’s rank as a master of horror"  POS
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