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Zombieland Reviews

September 22, 2014
For rambunctious laughs, you can hardly beat Zombieland, a pedal-to-the-metal mix of ghoul gore, smartmouth humor and filmmaking savvy.
October 8, 2013
Warts, entrails and all, I had a ball at Zombieland. It's 81 minutes of my kind of stupid.
Full Review | Original Score: 3.5/4
October 8, 2013
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.
December 16, 2009
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
Scattershot but sharp, this postapocalyptic road comedy gives Shaun of the Dead a run for its money.
October 9, 2009
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.
Full Review | Original Score: 4/5
October 7, 2009
By the time Zombieland reached its climax, I actually cared about who lived and died, and that reaction honestly took me by surprise.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/4
October 5, 2009
National Lampoon's Zombie Vacation -- the detours, not the plot, are the point
Full Review | Original Score: B
October 5, 2009
[E]verything Jennifer's Body was not--fast, funny, and fully aware of the obligations and opportunities inherent in the genre.
October 5, 2009
This movie is fundamentally empty.
October 2, 2009
There are even a few poignant moments in the movie, but they don't get in the way of the funny, violent, zombie-killing good time.
October 2, 2009
At a brisk 80 minutes, the flick isn't a minute too short. Better yet, for those with a sweet fang for confections, it's far more charming than chilling and way more funny than frightening.
October 2, 2009
It's a black-blood-spitting mugging of a movie, but it's also relentlessly funny and innovative, the sort of film that makes you writhe and laugh at the same time.
Full Review | Original Score: B
October 2, 2009
We won't ruin it. Let's just say that if laughter distinguishes humans from zombies, then you'll know just how human you are after the quartet's visit to a mansion in Los Angeles.
Read More | Original Score: 3/4
October 2, 2009
...if you weren't foolish enough to have, say, a dinner of spaghetti and meatballs in advance of seeing it, you... will have a lot of fun.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/5
October 2, 2009
It's hard not to be entertained (assuming your definition of entertainment includes exploding skulls and spattered intestines).
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October 2, 2009
Zombieland, with its belching, goo-spewing undead, looks at the scenery of a video game through a fanboy's eyes.
October 2, 2009
The humor is vicious and the supporting cast is viscous. But underlying the carnage in Zombieland is a sweetly beating heart.
October 2, 2009
The undead here could be a rabid group of Garfield toys; it really doesn't matter. What matters is the hyper-crisp, snappy visual pizazz (Fleischer should be tapped for a midlevel superhero flick), the laughs and how well it's all played.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/5
October 2, 2009
An improbably delicious comedy about a quartet of human survivors crossing an America that's been taken over by ravenous hordes. (There's even a Charlie Chaplin zombie working Hollywood Boulevard in front of the Chinese Theater.)
October 2, 2009
"Nut up or shut up," is the most quotable of Woody Harrelson's cowboy maxims in the genre mash-up Zombieland, and squeamish moviegoers should take it as gospel.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/4
October 2, 2009
This isn't just a good zombie comedy. It's a damn fine movie, period. And that's high praise, coming from a vampire guy.
October 2, 2009
Zombieland is a romance, a comedy, a road movie and a freewheeling schlock horrorfest, all in one.
October 2, 2009
Though both female characters are underwritten and the movie ends too soon, after a routinely action-packed final act that isn't as fresh as the rest, Zombieland is still the funniest broad comedy since The Hangover.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/4
October 2, 2009
Harrelson mugs wonderfully, Eisenberg stutters charmingly, Stone emerges as more than a token hottie, and Breslin plays a hardhearted tweener who, nevertheless, misses Hannah Montana.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/4
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
October 2, 2009
When it comes to genre filmmaking, Zombieland, a grisly comedy about yet another attack of the ravenous undead, does just about everything right.
Read More | Original Score: 4.5/5
October 2, 2009
Director Ruben Fleischer mixes fright and slapstick with bloody glee. And the surprise star cameo is a wowser. Enough said.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/4
October 2, 2009
A minor diversion dripping in splatter and groaning with self-amusement.
October 1, 2009
From its inventive opening credits to a surprise cameo and accompanying laugh-riot Ghostbusters homage, the zom-com Zombieland delivers gore and gags in equally satisfying spurts, so to speak.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/4
October 1, 2009
Zombieland makes up in laughter what it lacks in screams, and the arch weariness with which it looks out at undead America hides a frisky yet disturbing message: We're closer than we think.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/4
October 1, 2009
The four protagonists aren't about to let something as minor as the complete breakdown of society get in the way of having a good time, and their fun proves infectious.
Full Review | Original Score: B+
October 1, 2009
Fleischer never lets Zombieland tip over into drama for too long, because the overriding mission here is to laugh in the face of the apocalypse.
Read More | Original Score: 3/4
October 1, 2009
Who would have guessed such a funny movie as Zombieland could be made around zombies? No thanks to the zombies.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/4
October 1, 2009
Zombieland takes full advantage of both possibilities of the species as well as the current boom in zombiephilia.
Full Review | Original Score: B+
September 30, 2009
The secret in this case is the jokes, which are ferocious. Marrying a monster flick with an adolescent romance has produced a merry mutant.
Read More | Original Score: 3/4
September 30, 2009
Zombieland mostly finds that tricky balance of the laugh-out-loud funny and the make-you-jump scary, of deadpan laughs and intense energy.
September 30, 2009
Zombieland skimps on nothing. That includes graphic violence, naturally. But just because you don't need a lot more brain power than the zombies employ to enjoy it doesn't mean you won't enjoy it plenty.
Full Review | Original Score: 4/5
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
September 29, 2009
Ho-hum zombie mayhem lurks around every bend, but the movie's comic tone becomes increasingly strained.
September 28, 2009
A bloody, disgusting blast.
September 28, 2009
Harrelson's unexpected line readings and reactions sometimes elevate Zombieland to a level of inspired nonsense worthy of Shaun of the Dead.