Shaun of the Dead

Shaun of the Dead

Shaun of the Dead

Simon Pegg's deadpan take on the George Romero classic of a similar name spoke volumes about his British countrymen. When zombies come to life and start wreaking havoc, he and his video-gaming best mate are almost too blasé about life to notice. In fact it takes near-apocalypse for his character to appreciate his lot as he goes off in pursuit of his long-suffering girlfriend with a cricket bat for protection. A bloody good parody that poked fun at cinema's funniest monsters. 

2004Rating: MA15+, for zombie violence/gore and language99 minsUK, France
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The Telegraph

The Telegraph

An unmissable English movie about the undead which is far from braindead and, simultaneously, a beautifully observed, very funny comedy.

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BBC

BBC

A side-splitting, head-smashing, gloriously gory horror comedy.

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The New York Times

The New York Times

By treating the genre as a joke, this satire, whose title plays off George A. Romero's 1979 golden oldie, Dawn of the Dead, yields ironic dramatic dividends.

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Boston Globe

Boston Globe

A British zombie flick that works not because of the crowds of undead, but because the guy trying to exterminate them was himself running out of reasons to live.

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Roger Ebert

Roger Ebert

Shaun of the Dead has its pleasures, which are mild but real.

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The Globe and Mail

The Globe and Mail

It's intelligent, funny and utterly disgusting all at once.

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Los Angeles Times

Los Angeles Times

It's a grisly but sweet ode to friendship, love and the George Romero zombie trilogy.

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San Francisco Chronicle

San Francisco Chronicle

Transforms the unintentional camp of the zombie subgenre into full-on, hilarious comedy.

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Seattle Times

Seattle Times

A wonderfully funny spoof of zombie movies...

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The Washington Post

The Washington Post

Wonderfully original, fast-moving and funny.

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Empire Magazine

Empire Magazine

Even when in danger of self-destructing, it cadges laughs with smart lines, silly observations or blokish inside jokes...

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Time Out

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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A.V. Club

A.V. Club

Wright directs with an expert sense of rhythm...

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