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Shaun of the Dead Reviews

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September 27, 2004
...the second half of the film is just a standard horror movie showdown with a few mildly amusing gags.
September 10, 2004
Shaun of the Dead's splattering of scatological jokes and goofy gruesomeness never fully congeals.
| Original Score: 3/5
October 6, 2013
The movie bogs down and the humor seems to dry up, though the blood continues to well, spurt and spew.
Full Review | Original Score: 2.5/4
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+
August 21, 2004
The amusing but inconsistent Shaun of the Dead is a marriage made in hell.
Full Review | Original Score: 2/4
October 10, 2004
[T]the inevitable switch to romance taints the irony that came before like backwash.
July 23, 2005
Silly drop-dead sight gags that don't seem to work as well as intended but, nevertheless, offer some humor.
Full Review | Original Score: C
September 3, 2010
Pedestrian direction and script sap what anarchic fun this movie could've been
Full Review | Original Score: 2/4
October 25, 2004
If ever a movie screamed "wait for the video" this is it!
Full ReviewRead More | Original Score: 4/10
September 24, 2004
The main problem is that Shaun feels like a high-budget, season-ending, extended-length TV episode. Once the situation itself is milked for laughs, the film falls flat.
September 24, 2004
George Romero's zombie trilogy has generated an endless parade of remakes and rip-offs, but this clever British spoof comes closer than many to the bitter satire that makes his movies so distinctive.
September 27, 2004
Shaun of the Dead isn't as funny as it's purporting to be.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/5
April 23, 2004
Desperate, dull and enough to have Romero's zombies spinning in their graves. Well, more than usual, anyway.
Full Review | Original Score: 1/5
October 2, 2004
Ineffective as satire, comedy, and horror.
Full Review | Original Score: C-
November 5, 2004
A well executed one-joke movie. But, even it's a good joke, it's only one joke.
Full Review | Original Score: 2/4
September 23, 2004
While there are laughs and inspired moments, the comedic aspect almost disappears at the height of the movie, in favour of the goriest events I can remember in recent cinema.
Full Review | Original Score: 71/100
September 24, 2004
It may want to be, as the British might say, a bloody riot, but in fact it seems to suffer from a case of comedic anemia.
Full Review | Original Score: C+
September 25, 2004
Gleefully funny -- and gruesomely gory.
Full Review | Original Score: A
November 3, 2018
Wright's style is pure, cartoon aesthetic: all quick cuts, sharp points of focus, the precise merging of sound with a cut or pan and the crowd-pleasing use of pop tunes.
Full Review | Original Score: 4/5
August 24, 2017
It's nice to see a film where the writing is so immediately brilliant that a certain part of you relaxes.
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