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  • Summary: A husband and wife in a small Midwestern town find themselves battling for survival as their friends and family descend into madness in The Crazies. A mysterious toxin in the water supply turns everyone exposed to it into mindless killers and the authorities leave the uninfected to their certain doom in this terrifying reinvention of the George Romero horror classic. (Overture Films) Expand
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  1. Positive: 14 out of 30
  2. Negative: 3 out of 30
  1. I greatly prefer this cleverly sustained and efficiently relentless remake to the '73 edition. It is lean and simple.
  2. Reviewed by: Ty Burr
    75
    Does what an exploitation movie should: It gets in, it scares you silly, and it gets out, all while playing fair by the audience.
  3. 70
    Despite a midfilm lull of his own, Eisner stages a series of nifty action sequences, nearly all of which feature a moment of surprise, as well as gruesome wit.
  4. An entertaining fright movie that’s crazy fun and full of genuine scares.
  5. Reviewed by: Dan Kois
    50
    What's disappointing about The Crazies, though, is the lack of care that Eisner and screenwriters Scott Kosar and Ray Wright put into their film's atmosphere. There's little in the way of Romero-esque dread; Eisner substitutes a grim lack of humor and frequent splashes of gore.
  6. 50
    To call The Crazies the most original horror film in a long while only serves to point out just how lousy mainstream, studio-released horror has become. It's a solid thriller, sure, but there's precious little in it that hasn't been seen countless times before, and in the end it plays it safe … by not playing it safe.
  7. Has warmed-over chills and a muddled, zombie-like execution.

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Score distribution:
  1. Positive: 27 out of 32
  2. Negative: 0 out of 32
  1. Jan 2, 2011
    9
    I went into this movie with low expectations, but I actually loved this movie. Filled with good acting, good script, awesome gore, bloody action, and a really scary atmosphere, I highly recommend this. Expand
  2. Nov 16, 2011
    8
    THE CRAZIES is a great remake, the film was filled with suspenseful scenes and cringe worthy moments (in a good way). The acting was also decent as well. Expand
  3. Nov 19, 2013
    8
    The sequences of action are very well made ​​and will not let you look away, even if at times you feel not satisfied, in most of the film, it makes you believe. Expand
  4. Oct 20, 2010
    7
    A pretty well-made film and it was done very well. I got the same feeling I got from 28 days later. There are a few scenes that terrified me, and there are a few scenes that pissed me off, but I would recommend this to anyone for a halloween-horror movie-extravaganza for those who still do them. All-in-all, good movie. Expand
  5. Dec 8, 2012
    6
    Surprising solid. Definitely a few too many "convenient" moments, but that's common for horror films. Overall, I really liked this one. I definitely recommend it! Expand
  6. Dec 13, 2010
    6
    "The Crazies" was crazy! (That wasn't cliché was it?) This 2010 movie is a remake of George Romero's 1973 film also called "The Crazies". Director Breck Eisner completely modernizes the original story, turning "The Crazies into more than just your average zombie film where everyone just runs around biting people. Also any movie that starts off playing John Cash has to be half way decent, right?

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  7. Jul 31, 2011
    4
    this movie was like one of those okay movies, but i do have to that jim carry was very good in this movie especially when he got licked by a dinosaur and puked out his large intestine out, and like said nothing great about it. Expand

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