David Goleb’s review published on Letterboxd:
I'll preface this by saying that zombie movies are my favorite sub-genre of film, ever since watching Night Of The Living Dead when I was around 6 or 7.
It made me so happy hearing Richard Cheese doing the opening song for this. I first discovered his hilarious music watching Snyder's Dawn Of The Dead when it came out. I love that Snyder has featured his music in so many of his movies.
Now onto the movie. Well, it's a cheesy zombie action film. You're getting exactly what you expect with this. It has a few characters that are decent, and I actually really enjoyed Bautista in this.
I appreciate that they tried to not make just a typical zombie movie and instead tried to do something a little different with the plot. It isn't all executed well, but it makes the movie more watchable than the standard zombie fare that we typical get.
It holds your attention and I got some enjoyment out of it, and that's about all I can ask for out of a Netflix original zombie movie. They should have cut at least 30 minutes out of this though, there is absolutely no need for this to be as long as it was.
I still think Snyder peaked with Dawn Of The Dead and I would recommend that any day over this, but if you're looking to kill two and a half hours this weekend this is mostly worth the time.
I've been watching so many incredible films this month. Working my way through Wong Kar-wai's works, watching some great films with The Three Colors Trilogy (plan on finally watching Red this weekend), and especially Hiroshima Mon Amour. And that has been fantastic, but watching a big dumb zombie movie was a refreshing change of pace.