Romero's fourth-grade dialogue doesn't help matters, but anyone seeking out the latest achievements in cranial ruptures, spewing-blood gouts, and ground-beef spillage need look no further. full review
Zombies just aren't that interesting as villains because they zombie ahead. full review
The plot held no surprises and the acting no revelations. full review
Land of the Dead not only leaves you wishing Romero and his zombies might come back to feast once more, but that they'd take their time. full review
Land of the Dead is worth the wait, and dispels any fanboy concerns that the director was gone because he lost his mojo. full review
The metaphor, that a society that doesn't recognize the evil it is doing might be getting its comeuppance, would have been a cool subtext in a better movie. But this 'Dead' doesn't jolt, shock, scare or amuse. It just staggers along -- very, very slowly. full review
In George A. Romero's Land of the Dead, it's depressingly evident that the horror pioneer has been surpassed by his imitators. full review
Land's gruesomely creative zombie atrocities stretch an R rating's limits like a bloody tendon about to snap. full review
Land of the Dead is a horror flick, but not a screamy one -- the booming soundtrack pumps up the drama, and the gore induces squirms, but zombies more titillate than anything. full review
Land of the Dead is living proof that films still can be inventive, that Hollywood is not the absolute center of the filmmaking universe and that a zombie film still can be scary and smart.
With all due respect to 28 Days Later and Shaun of the Dead, nobody goes zombie quite like George A. Romero. full review
This new movie looks and feels like someone else's better-made schlock. full review
Romero obliges those who are less concerned with meaning than with hard-core gore.
Romero has given us, as well as the zombies, a lot to chew on. There is as much allegory to his tale as there is blood, and let me tell you, there's no shortage of blood.
Land of the Dead is rich with political metaphors and social satire, none of which ever throws us out of the story or slows the breakneck pace. full review
George A. Romero's Land of the Dead reveals that Romero remains the master of a genre he reinvented. full review
After a 20-year hiatus, George A. Romero, who practically invented his own creepy cinematic genre with 1968's Dawn of the Living Dead and its sequels, returns with his most ingenious and ambitious zombie film yet.