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Year
1973
Runtime
103 min.
Director
George A. Romero
Genres
Action, Sci-Fi, Horror
Rating *
6.1
Votes *
6,944
Checks
1,985
Favs
38
Dislikes
48
Favs/checks
1.9% (1:52)
Favs/dislikes
1:1
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  1. GodPepper's avatar

    GodPepper

    I didn't like this movie. Maybe the script is not so bad as the rest of the film, but if I were you I wouldn't see it. 13 years 8 months ago
  2. dajmasta94's avatar

    dajmasta94

    These comments are lame, this movie is fantastic! One of Romero's best. The chaotic atmosphere is definitely present, but it's not supposed to be suspenseful or scary as much, it's a slow burn. It's also a gigantic series of metaphors for Vietnam and they are very well done, thematically this is the most consistent and the most intriguing of Romero's work that I've seen and I think anyone who fails to notice that is just not looking for what this film has to offer and is instead looking for some generic thrills. That's what makes Romero great is he has a lot to say and his early independent film style that's certainly always been rough around the edges on a technical level adds a charming quality to them, but what's impressive is his ability to create messages with horror/thriller-centric plots. Cut from a similar clothe as Cronenberg although I'd say the similarities definitely have their limits and are more apparent from a broad description. Anyways Romero is so much more than "The Zombie Guy" and it is a shame that he could not continue making more films outside of the boundaries of horror because his talents are far more reaching than the cheap thrills some audiences love him for. 5 years 10 months ago
  3. neocowboy's avatar

    neocowboy

    Goddamn this film has a lot of radio faces.

    While Romero's key theme is consistent with that of his zombie films it feels far less visceral or affecting as say Night or Dawn of the Dead.
    The film lacks tension, fear and most importantly a sense of chaos and anarchy you'd expect from a film called The Crazies.

    One of the exceptions to the rule that originals are always better than remakes.
    10 years 7 months ago
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  1. This movie ranks #770 in TSZDT's The 1,000 Greatest Horror Films
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