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Zombieland (2009)

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90

Average Rating: 7.4/10
Reviews Counted: 221
Fresh: 199 | Rotten: 22

Wickedly funny and featuring plenty of gore, Zombieland is proof that the zombie subgenre is far from dead.

90

Average Rating: 7.1/10
Critic Reviews: 39
Fresh: 35 | Rotten: 4

Wickedly funny and featuring plenty of gore, Zombieland is proof that the zombie subgenre is far from dead.

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A cowardly shut-in named Columbus (Jesse Eisenberg) is forced to join up with a seasoned zombie slayer named Tallahassee (Woody Harrelson) in order to survive the zombie apocalypse. As Tallahassee sets out on a mission to find the last Twinkie on Earth, the duo meets up with Wichita (Emma Stone) and Little Rock (Abigail Breslin), two young girls who have resorted to some rather unorthodox methods to survive amidst the chaos. Reluctant partners in the battle against the undead, all four soon

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Horror, Comedy

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Rhett Reese, Paul Wernick

Feb 2, 2010

$75.6M

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All Critics (221) | Top Critics (39) | Fresh (199) | Rotten (22) | DVD (8)

Warts, entrails and all, I had a ball at Zombieland. It's 81 minutes of my kind of stupid.

October 8, 2013 Full Review Source: Chicago Tribune
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Woody Harrelson has a rip-roaring time in this comic splatterfest as a redneck from hell who is out to kill zombies. It's the kind of genre acting that doesn't get much notice, but it's a gleeful rampage of a performance.

October 8, 2013 Full Review Source: New Yorker
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Wildly implausible, slightly scary and plot-lite though Zombieland is, it stands to add a few comic bons mots to popular parlance.

December 16, 2009 Full Review Source: Washington Post
Washington Post
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Scattershot but sharp, this postapocalyptic road comedy gives Shaun of the Dead a run for its money.

December 16, 2009 Full Review Source: Chicago Reader | Comments (2)
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Director Ruben Fleischer has his eyes trained on the comic jugular, and he attains an astronomical laugh count from Rhett Reese and Paul Wernickat's fizzing, pop-savvy script.

October 9, 2009 Full Review Source: Time Out
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By the time Zombieland reached its climax, I actually cared about who lived and died, and that reaction honestly took me by surprise.

October 7, 2009 Full Review Source: ReelViews | Comment (1)
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Wants to be nothing more than (yes, bad pun straight ahead) a bloody good time, and director Ruben Fleischer delivers exactly that with gusto.

January 27, 2014 Full Review Source: TheMovieReport.com
TheMovieReport.com

It's slick, glossy and engaging, if nowhere near as clever as zom-com Shaun of the Dead.

October 8, 2013 Full Review Source: Radio Times
Radio Times

Zombieland is downright delightful.

October 8, 2013 Full Review Source: TV Guide's Movie Guide
TV Guide's Movie Guide

A fun little romp, a mashup of "coming-of-age" and "zombie movie" that has enough of the latter to make up for the relative limpness of the former.

June 22, 2013 Full Review Source: Deadspin
Deadspin

The last word in zombie movies -- funny, touching and romantic.

January 8, 2013 Full Review Source: McClatchy-Tribune News Service
McClatchy-Tribune News Service

The zombie film has never been so funny or so cool.

August 15, 2011 Full Review Source: Cinema Sight
Cinema Sight

It's Zombieland's delightfully offbeat characters that give the movie its staying power.

January 21, 2011 Full Review Source: Cinema Writer | Comment (1)
Cinema Writer

Now this isn't the most violent film I've ever seen, but it is certainly one of the only films in which the infliction of violence (gut-churning violence) brings people together. And to that I say ... finally!

October 27, 2010 Full Review Source: Quickflix | Comment (1)
Quickflix

Zombieland is nowhere near the classic it has been labelled, and is more a film that will be encrusted in this time and place. Give it a few years, and it will seem as relevant as the latest game console.

July 6, 2010 Full Review Source: Matt's Movie Reviews
Matt's Movie Reviews

Zombieland will undoubtedly become the new zombie-comedy cult classic for the current generation.

April 15, 2010 Full Review Source: Fan The Fire | Comments (2)
Fan The Fire

Mildly enjoyable throughout...[the film] has a hard time competing with its own trailer.

April 8, 2010 Full Review Source: Cinefantastique | Comments (2)
Cinefantastique

I just might write my own 31 rules to live by.

February 15, 2010 Full Review Source: 3BlackChicks Review | Comments (4)
3BlackChicks Review

No Shaun of the Dead, but an enthusiastic comedy all its own.

February 12, 2010 Full Review Source: Window to the Movies | Comments (2)
Window to the Movies

Embora não tão inteligente quanto Todo Mundo Quase Morto ou tão engraçado quanto Débi & Lóide, Zumbilândia acaba se estabelecendo como uma mistura improvável destes dois ótimos filmes.

January 30, 2010 Full Review Source: Cinema em Cena | Comment (1)
Cinema em Cena

This is proof that horror movies can really be funny. It wasn't just the violent humor, but the little sidetrips for twinkies and Bill Murray's zombie makeup that sent this film into zombie heaven. Murray's best line is if he had any regrets and he said

January 22, 2010 Full Review Source: CNNRadio | Comment (1)
CNNRadio

A quin se le ocurri que a los fanticos del cine de zombies se los iba a conformar con una breve aparicin de Bill Murray y una cita a Los Cazafantasmas? Un poco ms de respeto!

January 20, 2010 Full Review Source: Uruguay Total | Comments (9)
Uruguay Total

A constantly clever comedy whose characters have amusingly direct motives (i.e. Tallahassee wants a Twinkie above all else) that disguise some genuine losses.

December 17, 2009 Full Review Source: Cinematical | Comment (1)
Cinematical

Great, snappy fun, featuring, by way of a nice change, characters you genuinely do not want to see get chomped.

December 16, 2009 Full Review Source: Rip It Up | Comment (1)
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Audience Reviews for Zombieland

This movie has many things I love: it's a zombie movie, it's a road movie, it's a horror comedy, it's gory, but at the same time, it has some substance, but it's not overbearing. Mostly this movie is just really fun and hugely entertaining, which is probably the most important factor. The script is decent, and contains the right amount of wit and quirk without seeming derivative. There's sone real cleverness with the title sequence and the presentation of Columbus' "rules"-they are flashy, yet remain the punctuation, not the sentence. The performances are great. Each player is perfect for their respective roles. Jesse Eisenberg rivals only Michael Cera for the king of deadpan geeky quirk. Harrelson is having the time of his life, and Stone and Breslin prove that chicks can be pretty and kick ass, too. It isn't for me as good as Romero's stuff or Shaun of the Dead, but it takes the best from each camp, and makes it into its own little thing. The wonderful not quite a surprise cameo around the middle definitely serves as the cherry on top of a beautiful mound of ice cream, but the soundtrack kicks much ass as well- especially the usage of one of my favorite songs by one of my favorite bands during the opening credits sequence.

Obviously I recommend this movie, so do yourself a favor, and check it out. There are far worse ways to spend a night at home.
June 27, 2013
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Chris Weber

Super Reviewer

Its nice to see another Zombie/Comedy film after the success of 'Shaun of The Dead'. Featuring a superb cast of Woody Harrelson, Jesse Eisenberg, Emma Stone and a fantastic cameo from *SPOILER REMOVED*. 'Zombieland' also features both creepy scenarios and nice humour. For those who are any form of zombie fan, this is a nice guide for surviving the undead.
April 25, 2013
Samuel Riley
Samuel Riley

Super Reviewer

One of the stand out movies of 2009, funny, violent, zombie filled and most of all original.
January 13, 2013
stuartb1234

Super Reviewer

    1. Tallahassee: I hate coconut! Not the taste, the consistency.
    – Submitted by Sean R (5 months ago)
    1. Columbus: Yeah, I shave every morning but sometimes by like 4:30 I'll have a thing. I mean, I know it's called a five o'clock shadow but sometimes I'll get it prematurely.
    – Submitted by Kaleb H (7 months ago)
    1. Columbus: Don't let them catch you with your pants down.
    – Submitted by Cj d (11 months ago)
    1. Tallahassee: Time to nutt up or shut up.
    – Submitted by Matthew D (15 months ago)
    1. Tallahassee: In Mexico, you know what they call Twinkies? "Los submarinos."
    – Submitted by Alec L (15 months ago)
    1. Little Rock: Who's Bill Murray?
    2. Tallahassee: I've never hit a kid before. I mean, that's like asking who Gandhi is.
    3. Little Rock: Who's Gandhi?
    – Submitted by Alec L (15 months ago)
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