Shaun of the Dead - Movie Reviews - Rotten Tomatoes

Shaun of the Dead Reviews

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Christopher Smith
Bangor Daily News (Maine)
August 2, 2007
A romantic zombie comedy that tips its hat to George Romero and mines one very funny spoof that doesn't ignore the rules of the zombie horror genre--though it does tamper with them.
Full Review | Original Score: B+
Joe Lozito
Big Picture Big Sound
July 14, 2007
Shaun is able to balance the comedy and the gore in a way that will satisfy both zombie genre fans and less bloodthirsty viewers.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/4
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Nick Bradshaw
Time Out
June 24, 2006
The cast make a cosy fit, the patter is still sitcom snappy, but Wright also has the visual snap to carry this saga of backyard apocalypse.
Kim Newman
Empire Magazine
April 1, 2006
Even when in danger of self-destructing, it cadges laughs with smart lines, silly observations or blokish inside jokes about zombie movies, video games and pub nibbles.
Full Review | Original Score: 4/5
Alex Sandell
Juicy Cerebellum
September 30, 2005
The Office meets Annie Hall meets Night of the Living Dead.
Full Review | Original Score: 9/10
Dennis Schwartz
Ozus' World Movie Reviews
July 23, 2005
Silly drop-dead sight gags that don't seem to work as well as intended but, nevertheless, offer some humor.
Full Review | Original Score: C
Jason Zingale
Bullz-Eye.com
July 5, 2005
Co-written by director Edgar Wright and star Simon Pegg, this gory zombie satire is filled to the brim with charming English wit.
Full Review | Original Score: 4.5/5
Mark Pfeiffer
Reel Times: Reflections on Cinema
April 14, 2005
Writer-director Edgar Wright and co-writer and star Simon Pegg have terrific fun riffing on zombie lore.
Full Review | Original Score: B-
Brian Juergens
Freeze Dried Movies
April 1, 2005
What a sheer delight that we now have a romantic comedy that puts false hope where it belongs: in the face of the annihilation of the entire human race.
Full Review | Original Score: 4/5
Kevin N. Laforest
Montreal Film Journal
January 15, 2005
This is played for laughs, but director Edgar Wright also builds up suspense and dread better than a lot of straight horror flicks
Full Review | Original Score: 4/4
Forrest Hartman
Reno Gazette-Journal
January 12, 2005
For a comedy, the material is awfully bloody. But it's good, silly fun nonetheless.
| Original Score: B
Robert Roten
Laramie Movie Scope
December 19, 2004
A more complex film with a lot more plot and character depth than you would expect of a lowly horror genre film.
Full Review | Original Score: B
Kelly Glover
Zap2it.com
December 19, 2004
The film has gruesome effects that won't disappoint zombie lovers.
Full Review | Original Score: 3.5/4
Ali Gray
TheShiznit.co.uk
November 25, 2004
Delightfully silly, slathered with gore and yes, even touching at times, Shaun Of The Dead should at the very least highlight Wright and Pegg as the British comedic force to watch for the future.
Full Review | Original Score: 4/5
Kevin A. Ranson
MovieCrypt.com
November 10, 2004
... who better to trust with your life than someone you wouldn't trust with anything else?
Full Review | Original Score: 3.0/4.0
Steve Rhodes
Internet Reviews
November 5, 2004
A well executed one-joke movie. But, even it's a good joke, it's only one joke.
Full Review | Original Score: 2/4
Randy Shulman
Metro Weekly (Washington, DC)
November 4, 2004
A singularity among the clones it so deftly and ingeniously parodies.
Full Review | Original Score: 4.5/5
James Sanford
Kalamazoo Gazette
November 3, 2004
a terrific horror movie send-up... even filmgoers who normally shy away from shockers will probably have a good time...
Full Review | Original Score: 3.5/4
Anthony O'Connor
FILMINK (Australia)
October 31, 2004
Shaun Of The Dead is quite simply a film you should not miss. A deserved hit in the UK, this hopefully marks a return to form for British cinema.
James Kendrick
Q Network Film Desk
October 31, 2004
works hard to find a delicate balancing act between generating tension and humorously subverting it, often in the blink of an eye
Full Review | Original Score: 3/4
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