• miriam

    ★★★ Watched by miriam 26 Aug, 2014

    uhm podría estar mejor pero la daremos por buena por ser del maestro romero

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  • AngryAssSloth

    ★★★ Watched by AngryAssSloth 19 Aug, 2014

    The years haven't done much good to this movie. That plus the budget for this movie was incredibly low made for a very dated film. The special effects were pretty bad. The story was original, at least of the time that this movie was made. Now there are a lot of movies that use the government quarantine kind of story. One thing that had me somewhat disappointed was how most of the story was focused on the government interaction in…

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  • Ollie

    ★★★ Watched by Ollie 04 Aug, 2014

    I love all the low budget horror stuff that came out back in the day, even though a lot drag a bit a times. This is no exception as it feels Romero was still finding his feet as a director after the success of Night of the Living Dead (see also Season of the Witch). Still worth a watch, but I actually think I prefer the remake... Soz George.

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  • Michael Audet

    ★★★ Watched by Michael Audet 16 Jul, 2014

    The Crazies is not Romero's best outing (that'd be Dawn of the Dead, his best non-zombie movie being Martin), but it's decent enough. Sadly, a lot of Romero's weaknesses as a filmmaker, these particularly qualities mainly being prevalent in his early days (bad acting, way-too-red blood, occasionally self-indulgent and heavy-handed social commentary) come to light here, and his screenplay and direction isn't enough to save this sinking ship, as it is in other movies of his where these problems are…

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  • Naughty

    Watched by Naughty 15 Jul, 2014 7

    This review reportedly contains spoilers. I can handle the truth.

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  • Daniel Rodriguez

    ★★★½ Watched by Daniel Rodriguez 18 May, 2014

    I consider myself a big fan of George Romero mostly because he invented my favorite subgenre in horror and one of my favorite things: Zombies; however, I have never seen any of his films that weren't ... of the Dead. I believe that part of me always feared the possibility of disliking those movies, which would be almost treason with the man whose work I worshiped. Well, I can't say I loved The Crazies or that I'll have it in…

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  • No-Personality

    ★★★★ Rewatched by No-Personality 15 Apr, 2014

    Gets better every time you see it. It does waste considerable screen time on fleshing out the entire military operation as it dives into the delirium of trying to contain the virus when 75% of the movie at least should have stayed with the townspeople. The remake definitely got that right. Also, the effect of watching a bunch of extras try and act crazy becomes numbing very quickly. And there's too much ultra-fake looking blood. (No, I won't let that…

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  • mizpol

    ★★★★½ Watched by mizpol 17 Mar, 2014

    Really great, fast paced Virus film from Mr Dawn of The Dead himself. The movie follows a group of survivors that have to both fear the infected people, but also the army that have been sent in to quarantine the town. There is also a sub plot following the military trying to find a cure. The film is bleak, with a few scenes that I didn't expect!!. Some memorable performances and a great film in any horror collection

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  • adam_j_scott

    ★★★ Rewatched by adam_j_scott 22 Feb, 2014

    A rare virus contamination, quarantining small town America. The military getting involved. The constant paranoia of who has it or who doesn't. You get the picture!

    Kind of a shame that George Romero's non-zombie movies don't get a fair shake.

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  • mrpigeon

    ★★★ Watched by mrpigeon 16 Feb, 2014

    The Crazies could almost fit in with Romero's apocalyptic "Dead" series, telling the tale of a rural town exposed to a virus that sends (almost) anyone exposed to it into a psychopathic rage. The film follows the resulting government clean-up and a group of people attempting to escape the quarantine zone.

    It gets full marks for ambition but neither the film's budget, nor Romero's experience as a filmmaker, seem quite able to match it. It drags heavily in spots, and…

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  • Colin Rinehart

    ★★½ Watched by Colin Rinehart 19 Jan, 2014

    Paranoid cult film from horror maestro George A. Romero that can be slow at times, but is fraught with tension and dread. Well acted and directed, but plays it too safe where it should be more daring. Worth a look for genre fans.

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  • Andrew Bemis

    ★★★★ Rewatched by Andrew Bemis 05 Dec, 2013

    Much of The Crazies plays less like a horror movie than an early, prototypical version of recent procedural thrillers like Contagion and World War Z. Like those films, The Crazies centers around an epidemic - an Army plane crashes near a rural Pennsylvania town, releasing an experimental chemical weapon that causes many of the townspeople exposed to it to turn into homicidal maniacs. The movie cuts back and forth between townspeople attempting to survive and government and military personnel trying…

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