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Shaun of the Dead Reviews

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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.
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.
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).
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
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
October 6, 2013
Pegg, who cowrote Shaun with director Edgar Wright, shows off expert timing, whacking punchlines and zombies with equal panache.
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.
October 6, 2013
The pasty, scruffy Pegg shows a surprising amount of range for the unlikely hero of a zombie flick.
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
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
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
April 29, 2009
A modern masterpiece, this is probably altogether the funniest and scariest film I've seen in years...
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?
April 26, 2008
Extremely well made but only sporadically engaging...
Full Review | Original Score: 2.5/4
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
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+
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
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+
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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