Shaun of the Dead - Movie Reviews - Rotten Tomatoes

Shaun of the Dead Reviews

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Linda Cook
Quad City Times (Davenport, IA)
October 31, 2004
It's a funny take on zombie movies that's also an enjoyable social commentary.
Full Review| Original Score: 3.5/4
Jimmy O
Film Snobs
October 28, 2004
It's like The Office except with flesh-eating zombies.
Full Review | Original Score: 3.5/5
Jackie K. Cooper
October 25, 2004
If ever a movie screamed "wait for the video" this is it!
Full ReviewRead More | Original Score: 4/10
Tony Toscano
Talking Pictures (U.S.)
October 24, 2004
surprisingly endearing...
Full Review| Original Score: B
Nick Davis
Nick's Flick Picks
October 22, 2004
Shaun of the Dead is either a zombie flick masking as a comedy, or a comedy masking as a zombie flick, or Beautiful Girls masking as a zombie comedy.
Full Review | Original Score: C+
Top Critic
Devin Gordon
October 19, 2004
The zombie-movie genre already has some wink-wink funny entries, but this U.K. smash hit, written by Pegg and Wright, takes the prize. It's a bloody hoot.
Steven Snyder
Zertinet Movies
October 19, 2004
It's more enjoyable than most zombie movies or romantic comedies are in their own rights.
Full Review | Original Score: 3.5/4
Marc Savlov
Austin Chronicle
October 19, 2004
The most original comedy from either side of the pond in years.
Full Review | Original Score: 4/5
Michael W. Phillips, Jr.
Goatdog's Movies
October 19, 2004
It works best when it treats [the zombies] more as an impediment to be overcome by the sheer Britishness of the characters.
Full Review | Original Score: 4/5
Jeffrey Bruner
Des Moines Register
October 15, 2004
It's a comedy. It's a horror film. It's a head-crackin' good time.
Full Review | Original Score: 4/5
Sean McBride
Sean the Movie Guy
October 14, 2004
The whole outlandish situation is treated with typical English stoicism, leading to some wonderfully funny moments.
Full Review| Original Score: 3/4
Mike McGranaghan
Aisle Seat
October 14, 2004
Watching this slacker store clerk turn into a master zombie hunter to win the woman he loves is a refreshing way to approach the genre.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/4
Alan Dale
October 10, 2004
[T]the inevitable switch to romance taints the irony that came before like backwash.
Greg Maki
Star-Democrat (Easton, MD)
October 9, 2004
... The best comedy and the best horror movie of the first nine months of 2004.
Full Review | Original Score: 4/4
Mike Sage
Peterborough This Week
October 6, 2004
Proves that uplifting romance doesn't have to take a back-seat to gory disembowelments but rather they can happily co-exist.
Full Review| Original Score: 4/5
Top Critic
James Berardinelli
October 6, 2004
For those who don't mind a little laughter with their zombies (or perhaps it should be the other way around), this is an unusual source of entertainment.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/4
Dan Webster
Spokesman-Review (Washington)
October 6, 2004
The success has much to do with director Edgar Wright, who co-wrote the film with comic Pegg, but Pegg is who brings the film to life -- along with Nick Frost as Ed, the dimmest best friend a guy can have.
Full Review | Original Score: 3.5/4
Stina Chyn
Film Threat
October 6, 2004
Successfully blends comedy, horror, suspense, a killer soundtrack, and social commentary into ninety-nine minutes of cinematic sweetness.
Full Review | Original Score: 4/5
Marty Mapes
Movie Habit
October 6, 2004
Dr. Strangelove, Evil Dead 2, Shaun of the Dead
Full Review | Original Score: 4/4
David Stratton
At the Movies (Australia)
October 6, 2004
Much of the film is very funny as it explores the eccentricities and daily routines of these Londoners.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/5
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