Zombieland Reviews

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Josh Bell
Las Vegas Weekly
September 30, 2009
Uses the undead the way a similarly glib, flashy comedy might use cheerleading or football -- as pure window dressing.
Full Review | Original Score: 2.5/5
Sonny Bunch
Washington Times
October 2, 2009
Not as timeless as forebears like Shaun of the Dead.
Full Review | Original Score: 2/4
Fernando F. Croce
CinePassion
October 6, 2009
Simultaneously frenetic and boring gore-farce shambles
Robbie Collin
News of the World
October 9, 2009
Yes, it's got zombies. Yes, it's got jokes. But it's soulless - dead behind the eyes.
Full Review | Original Score: 2/5
Nick Schager
Slant Magazine
October 1, 2009
Unlike its spiritual predecessor Shaun of the Dead, Fleischer's film doesn't really get either zombie movies or human relationships.
Full Review | Original Score: 2/4
Rob Vaux
Mania.com
October 2, 2009
Parts of it rank among the funniest moments of the year, but they never last.
Full Review | Original Score: C+
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Manohla Dargis
New York Times
October 2, 2009
A minor diversion dripping in splatter and groaning with self-amusement.
Rob Gonsalves
eFilmCritic.com
October 11, 2009
It's a fundamentally lazy and witless film.
Full Review | Original Score: 2/5
Cole Smithey
ColeSmithey.com
October 4, 2009
Watching a 12-year-old Abigail Breslin killing zombies with semi-automatic weapons doesn't do much for me, but I'm sure there are many audiences that will remark, "cool." Gratuitous violence never seemed so cheap.
Full Review | Original Score: C-
Geoff Berkshire
Metromix.com
October 1, 2009
There's nothing wrong with a little light comedy after a zombie apocalypse leaves humanity utterly devastated. But there's nothing very smart about it either.
Full Review | Original Score: 2.5/5
Robin Clifford
Reeling Reviews
October 3, 2009
Laugh-out-loud is a good thing in a comedy and this one has plenty.
Full Review | Original Score: B+
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Mick LaSalle
San Francisco Chronicle
October 2, 2009
What you're ultimately left with is a movie for people who think what they really would like to do tonight is watch zombies.
Full Review | Original Score: 2/4
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A.O. Scott
At the Movies
October 5, 2009
This movie is fundamentally empty.
John Thomason
Orlando Weekly
October 2, 2009
Unencumbered by such petty nuisances as a point, a vision or even an ounce of social commentary, Ruben Fleischerā(TM)s transparently hollow zombie flick still succeeds at passing the time, even if a good 15 of its 81 minutes are pure filler.
Full Review | Original Score: 2/4
Jackie K. Cooper
jackiekcooper.com
October 6, 2009
This movie is so clever it almost transcends the plodding performances of Harrelson and Eisenberg
Full Review | Original Score: 6/10
Enrique Buchichio
Uruguay Total
January 20, 2010
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!
Full Review | Original Score: 2/5
John Beifuss
Commercial Appeal (Memphis, TN)
October 6, 2009
According to movie lore, a bullet to the brain can drop a zombie. The typically less lethal presence of Bill Murray, however, is all that is needed to stop 'Zombieland' dead in its tracks.
Full Review | Original Score: 2/4
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Joshua Rothkopf
Time Out
September 30, 2009
The movie isn't particularly scary -- not a crime when your goal is laughs. More egregious is the niggling fact that this simply isn't as witty as Shaun of the Dead, forever the yuks-meet-yucks standard.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/5
Mark Dujsik
Mark Reviews Movies
October 8, 2009
Has a few flashes of genre-bending inspiration ... but the rest is a little too low-key and obvious to really set this zombie comedy apart.
Full Review | Original Score: 2.5/4
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Scott Foundas
Village Voice
September 29, 2009
Ho-hum zombie mayhem lurks around every bend, but the movie's comic tone becomes increasingly strained.
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