Metascore
34

Generally unfavorable reviews - based on 20 Critics

Critic score distribution:
  1. Positive: 2 out of 20
  2. Negative: 9 out of 20
  1. 38
    The kind of movie that would be so bad it's good, except it's not bad enough to be good enough.
  2. Reviewed by: Ty Burr
    38
    In Undead, sadly, rigor mortis has set in.
  3. Watching it is a smidgen like listening to the same monkey-walks-into-a-bar joke for the 105th time, but for the Spierig brothers, it is clearly a demonstration of fast-cheap capabilities and a one-way ticket straight out of Queensland.
  4. However visually striking, this Australian film is ultimately as tedious as it is derivative.
  5. The story is more undead than all of these revenant shufflers. And the orgy of gore and home-engineered special effects doesn't make up for the shortfall.
  6. If only they didn't cannibalize their source material so much, then take an extreme rule reversal just before the end credits, they might have achieved something original, rather than just a fan-fiction derivation of George A. Romero's canon.
  7. Gore fans will dig the makeup effects and some of the tongue-in-cheek slice-&-dice.
  8. At best a little boring and at worst stomach-churningly offensive.
  9. On the level of a no-budget student film in which the shots barely match up into sequences. It's about as much fun as watching blood dry.
User Score
6.4

Generally favorable reviews- based on 20 Ratings

User score distribution:
  1. Positive: 9 out of 14
  2. Mixed: 0 out of 14
  3. Negative: 5 out of 14
  1. Jul 20, 2013
    2
    All the quality of a crappy straight to DVD zombie film. The performances here are pitiful, and Felicity Mason has the stupidest look on her face throughout this entire thing. It tries to be a horror-comedy, but lacks any horror or comedy of any sort. I'm a zombie fanatic who obsesses over all things zombie related, so when I say a zombie movie is bad that means it's BAD. Avoid this movie like you would avoid getting bit by a zombie. Full Review »