Cleveland Movie Blog:
As just a straight forward zombie action film, THE DEAD might still have satisfied if the leads were even slightly engaging. As written, though, the characters are pretty bland, and the actors portraying them give competent but bland performances. Aside from that, the film is technically solid, and the brothers Ford do manage to deliver a few good scenes of zombie mayhem and a few visually arresting shots. It's not enough to lift the film more than a hair above mediocre, but I do at least appreciate the effort and filmmaking talent that went into this.