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3.5
1,727 Ratings

Day of the Dead

Directed by George A. Romero
United States, 1985
Horror, Sci-Fi

Synopsis

A small group of military officers and scientists dwell in an underground bunker as the world above is overrun by zombies.

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Day of the Dead Directed by George A. Romero

Critics reviews

What remains fascinating is the timing. “It was 1968, everyone had a message” is what Romero said about Night of the Living Dead. But now it’s 1985, and the two things that are most startling about Day of the Dead are a) its unreconstructed 60s liberalism during Reagan’s morning in America, and b) its ultimate conclusion that no amount of utopian idealism will ever save us. It’s a sour, detached film, covered in red corn syrup and fake intestines.
October 24, 2017
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[There’s] plenty of concept, but Day of the Dead is more fun to discuss than to actually watch. The first act mostly works as a gory 1980s action comedy of bickering consumption, but the rest is a cold, schematic consideration of Romero’s pet themes. There’s no urgency because the characters never transcend their initial stereotypical associations, as they did in Night of the Living Dead and Dawn of the Dead.
September 14, 2013
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