Shaun of the Dead - Movie Reviews - Rotten Tomatoes

Shaun of the Dead Reviews

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Tim Robey
Daily Telegraph
October 7, 2014
It may only be April, but what we have here is pretty likely to be the British comedy of the year, its knockout final punchline planting a silly grin on your face that takes some while to fade.
Wendy Ide
Screen International
October 7, 2014
Despite the emphasis on humour, Shaun shows its zombie movie credentials with some impressively gory special effects makeup and a willingness to despatch cast members in an exceptionally gruesome fashion.
Paul Byrnes
Sydney Morning Herald
October 7, 2014
Some scenes are too talky, too much like a sitcom, but whenever that threatens to sink the film, the zombies appear and save the day (if you see what I mean).
Chad Nelson
Metro Times (Detroit, MI)
October 6, 2013
For everyone who likes good acting and great writing, it's a bloody fun time and a wonderful display of how parody should be done.
Full Review | Original Score: 4/5
Alan Jones
Radio Times
October 6, 2013
If you like Pegg and director Edgar Wright's cult Channel 4 series Spaced, you'll enjoy this deadpan blend of undergraduate humour and hardcore horror, which ransacks George A Romero's Dead saga and virtually every Italian zombie flick for inspiration.
Full Review | Original Score: 4/5
Leah Rozen
People Magazine
October 6, 2013
Pegg, who cowrote Shaun with director Edgar Wright, shows off expert timing, whacking punchlines and zombies with equal panache.
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Keith Phipps
AV Club
October 6, 2013
Mixing horror and humor is no mean feat, but Shaun Of The Dead tightens throats in fear without making the laughs stick there in the process.
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Christy Lemire
Associated Press
October 6, 2013
The pasty, scruffy Pegg shows a surprising amount of range for the unlikely hero of a zombie flick.
Tim Brayton
Antagony & Ecstasy
August 29, 2013
Enough of a pointed study of character that it's more than just a collection of some of the best and most ridiculous jokes in a generation.
Full Review | Original Score: 9/10

Total Film
October 9, 2012
Like Romero's best efforts, the movie is motored by a keen observational reality, cleverly twisting the characters' mundane world inch by inch until the real nightmare dawns on them.
Full Review | Original Score: 4/5
Common Sense Media Editors
Common Sense Media
January 1, 2011
Some funny moments, but for adults only.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/5
September 11, 2009
Shaun of the Dead is not only one of the single best zombie movies ever made, but it's also as close to perfect as a film can get.
Full Review | Original Score: 5/5
Felix Vasquez Jr.
Cinema Crazed
April 29, 2009
A modern masterpiece, this is probably altogether the funniest and scariest film I've seen in years...
Urban Cinefile Critics
Urban Cinefile
October 18, 2008
Comedy and horror are real life partners, of course, and who better to bring all this to life in a zombie movie than the Brits?
David Nusair
Reel Film Reviews
April 26, 2008
Extremely well made but only sporadically engaging...
Full Review | Original Score: 2.5/4
Christopher Campbell
Cinematical
October 27, 2007
I think the movie is one of the most hilarious I've ever seen ... But the symbolism and depth of the movie make me appreciate it as a masterpiece.
Full Review | Original Score: 5/5
Rob Humanick
Projection Booth
October 22, 2007
In this most apocalyptic of genres, Shaun of the Dead is not unlike a ray of unexpected sunshine - even if it has a little red on it.
Full Review | Original Score: B+
Rob Gonsalves
eFilmCritic.com
September 23, 2007
...not only a loving, teasing homage to the Romero Dead films. It's also a superb zombie film in its own right...
Full Review | Original Score: 5/5
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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