A nurse (Sarah Polley), a policeman (Ving Rhames) and other residents of Milwaukee fight flesh-eating zombies while trapped in a mall.
Movie Reviews from Rotten Tomatoes®
" ... bloody good fun. "
" [Sarah Polly] pretty much owns the picture, beginning with a slam-dunk prologue that establishes right off that this isn't your dad's Dawn, despite a plot that hews fairly closely to the original movie. "
" A big chomping horror delight, Dawn of the Dead reworks director George Romero's zombie classic with gobs of blood, buckets of black humor and enough cocky style to induce giggles between shivers. "
" Faster, leaner and more compact than the original. "
" For those who enjoy tight, tense, graphic horror, this movie offers an ample helping. "
" Has many of the elements that made the first Dawn so darkly entertaining. "
" It more than surpasses the original. "
" It's silly, witty and good-natured, not scary so much as icky, and not horrifying or horrible but consistently amusing. "
" Scarier, funnier and more entertaining than it has a right to be. "
" The joke isn't fresh, but it holds up well in this crackling remake of George Romero's 1978 sequel to Night of the Living Dead. "
" The new Dawn won't be revered like the old one, but if there's a sequel, I'll shamble instinctively to the theater. "
" 'Fun' moments do peek through the rising piles of bodies, but Dawn can't quite sustain interest because it becomes repetitive and overwhelming. "
" A remake of the 1978 George Romero cult-classic, it has no purpose of its own, except to exploit the latest advances in gore effects. "
" Only gore-thirsting teens will be satisfied. "
" Save your quarters for the video game. "
" The new version has its share of disturbing moments, but writer James Gunn and director Zack Snyder have stripped away the social satire of the original and put little in its place. "
" The remake adds little to the genre and doesn't bother with character development. "
" The remake, from first-time director Snyder, keeps much of the gore and loads up on the laughs, but eschews all pretence at cultural criticism in favour of high-octane, almost nonstop action. "
" Whereas the resonance of Romero's film (and of 28 Days Later) derived from its ability to involve auds emotionally with a few spartan protagonists, here viewers don't spend enough time with any of the characters to feel such a connection. "
" You know Snyder isn't the guy for the job about five minutes into the proceedings. "
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