Dawn of the Dead Movie Information

Movie Information

Overall Rank: 420

Average Rating: 3/4

# of Ratings: 381

Theatrical Release Date: 04/20/1979

Language: English

Genre: Horror

MPAA Rating: R

Director: George A. Romero

Actors: David Emge, Ken Foree, Scott H. Reiniger, Gaylen Ross, David Crawford, David Early

Plot: A group of four people barricade themselves in a mall to hoping to survive against the recently risen dead. A militant motorcylce gang threatens to ruin their plans.

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Rating of
3/4

Indyfreak - wrote on 12/18/2018

Gory, scary, and sometimes even funny, Romero's classic zombie movie is an effective horror film.

Rating of
4/4

Matthew Brady - wrote on 01/01/2014

"When they is no more room in hell the Dead will walk the earth". What a awesome zombie movie. This is a fun gory horror movie with so many great lines and great sense with it. the visual effect's was stunning and looked really at times to be honest.

Rating of
3.5/4

mitchellyoung - wrote on 12/08/2011

One of the most iconic zombie films - one that most modern day horror zombie films own homage to. Romero unleashes a plot that is both horrifying (and often instantly and shockingly violent) and rife with social commentary. It certainly isn't an accident that the film's iconic climax is set in a shopping mall, as the film takes not-so-subtle potshots at consumerism and materialism. That said, it's very effective, full of intense acting, and some creepy and scary zombie "crowd" sequences.

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FSUNoles27TS
FSUNoles27TS
Producer

Rating of
4/4

Best Zombie Movie of All-Time

FSUNoles27TS - wrote on 01/28/2013

It took me a long time to catch this movie. I am a huge Zombie movie fan, and this has become my favorite. This movie was perfect. It was excellent in delivering powerful underlying themes throughout the movie. Some of my favorites expressed in the movie were how we have been conditioned to stuff to where we cannot let go of frivolous things, even in the face of destruction. Consumerism and politics were still playing a part in the word even at the cliff of doom. I also found it interesting that the main characters saw themselves as something greater than looters when they talked about other people heading to the mall. Romero was brilliant at delivering this themes and many more. I wish the zombies were a little more vicious and able, but they would have had to have more characters in …

Daniel Corleone
Daniel Corleone
Movie God

Rating of
4/4

Dawn of the Dead (1979) review

Daniel Corleone - wrote on 02/02/2012

The deceased human beings transform into flesh-eating zombies. Its epidemic is unknown and it has spread around the country. Roger and Peter, in which both are SWAT, escape Philadelphia with Francine and Stephen. They all try to survive in a mall. Most of the characters lack common sense as such the zombie nearing and girl just staring while another empties his gun by shooting shadows. Despite this irritating aspect, the gore, direction and themes of the film resonate. Subjects on consumer society, voracity, survival, humanity, death and even racism were exhibited. Screenplay was good with quotes: Old priest – “When the dead walk, señores, we must stop the killing... or lose the war.” Stephen – “Some kind of instinct. Memory, of what they used to do. This was an …

Yojimbo
Yojimbo
Movie God

Rating of
3.5/4

"Dawn Of The Dead" by Yojimbo

Yojimbo - wrote on 01/28/2012

A disparate group of survivors from a zombie holocaust hole up in an abandoned shopping mall that becomes beseiged by an ever-increasing horde of the dead. The performances may not be of the highest calibre and dated as some of the effects may be, Dawn Of The Dead is still THE zombie movie. Romero's zombies are of the "true" kind in that their mindless shuffling gait reminds us of own own mortality and the inevitability of our own demise and eventual decay as well as the animal instinct within we try so hard to mask with a civilisation that so quickly crumbles into chaos. It may not have the visceral impact of Night Of The Living Dead, but the sly social commentary on consumerism and greed combined with humour and observations on the human condition makes for one of the most influential …

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