Shaun of the Dead
Shaun of the Dead (2004)

It's often said that the true character of a man is only revealed in times of dire crisis, and for likable, lovelorn loser Shaun (Simon Pegg), that moment of reckoning came when the dead rose from their slumber to feast on the flesh of… More

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Rated: R
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Release Date: December 21, 2004
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Critic Score: 92% Rotten Tomatoes™ Critic Reviews

Consensus: Shaun of the Dead cleverly balances scares and witty satire, making for a bloody good zombie movie with loads of wit.

Keith Phipps
AV Club

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.

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Nick Bradshaw
Time Out

The cast make a cosy fit, the patter is still sitcom snappy, but Wright also has the visual snap to carry this saga of backyard apocalypse.

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Tim Robey
Daily Telegraph

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.

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Christy Lemire
Associated Press

The pasty, scruffy Pegg shows a surprising amount of range for the unlikely hero of a zombie flick.

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Devin Gordon
Newsweek

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.

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Wendy Ide
Screen International

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.

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Claudia Puig
USA Today

The movie bogs down and the humor seems to dry up, though the blood continues to well, spurt and spew.

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James Berardinelli
ReelViews

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.

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Paul Byrnes
Sydney Morning Herald

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).

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Flixster Audience Score: 93% Flixster User Reviews
xGary Xx
Ambition-free retail manager Shaun thinks that being dumped by his girlfriend is the end of the world, until next morning when he wakes up to find that the dead… More
Samuel Riley
A must watch for Zombie fans, especially those who know references to George A.Romero's films Edgar Wright more than successfully proves that both the… More
Eugene Bernabe
Edgar Wright's comedic zombie-fest provides a great blend of frights and laughs and a hint of drama in between. Simon Pegg's performance was nearly… More
Kevin Cookman
The best film of the 00s.
Phil Hubbs
The first film in the Three Flavours Cornetto trilogy, this being the red strawberry flavour Cornetto to represent the blood and gore of the horror genre. Yep… More
Apeneck Fletcher
Fun like the best of the Abbott and Costello/monster collaborations, a nifty romp through a Brit-style zombie apocalypse, with nary a feather ruffled. And low… More

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