• Nathan Sizemore

    ★★★ Watched by Nathan Sizemore 12 Sep, 2014

    Feels pretty low budget and constrained. Knightriders made me want to go and watch the Romeros I haven't seen. The Crazies put a little bit of a damper on that impulse.

    50/100

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  • Filip Önell

    ★★★ Added by Filip Önell

    "The Crazies" (1973) suffers somewhat from a limited budget, but George A. Romero made a really smart, gripping, dark and eerie satire of government ineptitude. The film is about a biochemical warfare virus that infects the water supply of a small town and turning the locals insane. However, the bigger threat here are the soldiers dressed in creepy, white, bacteria-proof suits and gas masks, as well as the government officials bickering among themselves; they can't control the outbreak and are…

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  • film|captures

    ★★½ Watched by film|captures 03 Sep, 2014

    Lacked the tension that I had expected.

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  • Liam Hathaway

    ★★★ Added by Liam Hathaway

    The clunky cutting back-and-forth between the two groups severely undercuts any of the film’s tension but also simultaneously gives the film a sort of pseudo-documentary quality. This is bolstered by the sense of rawness which the film possesses in spades; the same rawness which made Night of the Living Dead so such a grim ordeal.

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  • 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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