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4.6

Mixed or average reviews- based on 25 Ratings

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  1. Positive: 11 out of 25
  2. Negative: 9 out of 25

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  1. Jul 12, 2013
    6
    There are definitely better zombie films out there, especially from Romero also as I quite like him as a Director but this is not one of his great films. It focuses more on a fight between two bitter old men rather than a zombie apocalypse so it can hardly be called a zombie film at the end of the day. It has some good, and it did hold my interest, but at the end of the day there is just better films in the genre out there worth watching when comparing them, so perhaps give this one a miss. Expand
  2. Feb 1, 2013
    6
    A band of rogue militants that are attempting to escape a world overrun by the undead find themselves caught in the middle of a feud between two families when they land on a remote island in the latest entry of George Romero's epic zombie series. Here, Romero quarrels with the idea of whether or not the living dead can be domesticated and eventually cured, or whether they must be eradicated to avoid any future outbreaks. This debate fuels the ongoing struggle between the O'Flynns and the Muldoons, a battle which takes center stage over any of the zombie mayhem in the film. While it cannot be argued that Romero has not attempted any new and interesting ideas in LAND, DIARY, and now SURVIVAL, the execution of each of the films always falls short. The sixth installment never manages to generate any forward momentum, and the social commentary that is worked in to the plot is never fully developed or used to effectively impact the viewer. To put it bluntly, the film is completely uninteresting. There is no one left for the audience to relate to or sympathize with between the thieving soldiers and the two warring families. The man once known for discovering Horror's greatest make-up artist has settled for cheaply-made computerized effects once again, effects which are entirely unconvincing and immediately take the viewer out of the action. Still, what the gore lacks in quality, it makes up for in quantity, with numerous attack sequences filled with head explosions and multiple maulings by the rampaging ghouls. As hard as Romero fans may try to dispute it, SURVIVAL OF THE DEAD continues the downward trend of declining interest and bland filmmaking that has plagued the director's most recent efforts.

    -Carl Manes
    I Like Horror Movies
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  3. Oct 10, 2012
    1
    It escapes me how awful a zombie movie came from a director who started the entire movement of Zombie films and made some of the greatest in its genre. I honestly can't think of a reason to watch Survival of the Dead. Romero's longtime fans can't even defend this one.
  4. Jun 3, 2012
    2
    this movie is good zombie are his word romero movies but still not good fact is that if george took what he down back in early 70s dawn of the dead used it in his zombie here it would be good


    the was plot hole in it how could the be internet or even cell tower was still up even knowing all power down
  5. Feb 17, 2012
    0
    Ugh, Romero really REALLY should just stop making movies. This was just so DUMB I think watching it actually hurt my Brain.. A poor story badly written with badly characters and really lame effects. None of that eerie zombie feeling for even a minute in this film.
  6. Oct 27, 2011
    3
    "Survival of Dead" is one dumb, cheap looking, and terrible B-zombie movie that looks like it was inspired from a video game. I'd suggest George A Romeo to stop directing silly zombie movies or get the **** out of Hollywood.
  7. j30
    Sep 22, 2011
    0
    Really no purpose in this movie. George A. Romero has already secured his status as among the great horror directors. Is this movie necessary? Regurgitated ideas and just a boring plot line. He really needs to move away from the zombie obsession that he has.
  8. Jun 11, 2011
    7
    This has definitely mad it's way onto my favorite zombie movies of all time, it provides action and laughs, and is ultimately enjoyable and cheesy, it may not be as intense as other zombie movies but it will entertain zombie loving maniacs.
Metascore
43

Mixed or average reviews - based on 22 Critics

Critic score distribution:
  1. Positive: 3 out of 22
  2. Negative: 4 out of 22
  1. Still, even Romero's staunchest fans might conclude their hero is going through the motions here. Yes, almost like a zombie.
  2. 60
    Silly and not nearly scary enough, this does not rank as grade-A Romero, but the story unfolds efficiently and economically and it provides plenty of laughs.
  3. 40
    At long last, the Dead series may be ready for that final bullet between the eyes.