Zombieland Movie Reviews



Release Date: Oct 02, 2009

Genre: ComedyHorror

Rating: (R)

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  • 4
    A gory romp through the fun-filled post-apocalyptic world that is... Zombieland.

    Well written and acted, it's an easy film to get lost in. Contrary to possible comparisons, this is not an American "Shawn of the Dead." While films of this nature (gore) are not what I usually seek, this one was a real pleasure! I felt slightly guilty to have laughed out loud so heartily, and so often.
  • 4
    Zombieland is an edge of your seat laughfest. Once in awhile you get spooked by a zombie surprise but this is a fun movie! Woody Harrelson is just hilarious (especially when he meets Bill Murray). Go check it out, when it comes out on DVD, I'm buying it!
  • 4
    This has all the makings of a TV series.Lots of graphic violence and excitement, as zombies are smashed and battered into non existence. Most of the actual carnage is camouflaged in an off beat humor which all of the cast has no trouble demonstrating.
    Great Cameo form BM who adds to the sickness of the humor. The cast was well directed and the sets were top notch. The story moves along well with not many slow spots. I liked this movie and feel any sci-fi/ comedy lover will just as much.
  • 4
    Hilarious movie! I was hoping there would be more zombie killing. It does get a little dull during their talks about midway through the movie. But, I guess getting to know the characters isn't so bad.

    That and the girl, Emma Stone, after a while all you can see when you look at her is her eye makeup. She is a pretty girl and didn't need so much to eccentuate the eyes.

    Bill Murray also guest appears as himself in his own mansion. It was a great surprise to see him and he made this movie even better!
  • 5
  • 4
    Are slow-moving zombies or fast-moving zombies your preference? In "Zombieland," the zombies sprint! And as fast as these brain-eaters move, that's how quickly the film bursts opens with both blood and gore and laughs.

    Forget "Sorority Girls" and "Jennifer's Body" (that is, if one can forget Megan Fox's body), "Zombieland" is the Halloween's season's first horror hit. And considering that this is about resurrected dead who eat a lot of brains, intestines and hearts, this movie has more heart than most of the ones out there.

    Please read the rest of my review here: http://www.examiner.com/x-9764-Horror-Happenings-Examiner~y2009m10d5-Zombieland-laughs-blood-and-heart?cid=examiner-email
  • 2
    I think a lot of people would find this entertaining but I just couldn't get connected to it. The plot was too far fetched. There has to be some semblance of possibility for me to get into it. I can even find a little possibility in an animated parallel universe movie, but not in this one.
    It is full of action and the actors are ok so if you're able to suspend every aspect of belief you might get into it.
  • 4
    OK first off this movies was great
    I saw in no way how they knew they were in a movie
    the amusement park was located in California
    it was not slathered by narration of him reiterating the rules it was just written on the screen in amusing ways
    and does any one else notice that the first reviewer wrote that review a full day before the movie came out?
  • 2

    IT'S ONE THING to make a movie where all the characters know they're in a movie. It's another to have them remind the audience that they know they're in a movie, up to the point where the pleasure starts to wane. Zombieland starts with a foolproof idea. We have the usual zombie plague—this time, raging cannibalism that migrated up from mad-cow-tainted hamburger. The United States is in ruins, and the nervous college-age hero (Jesse Eisenberg)—known to us as Columbus—calls the dreadful landscape Zombieland: a new land with new rules. He joins three reluctant companions: a Twinkies-loving cowboy called Tallahassee (Woody Harrelson), a fast female loner named Wichita (Emma Stone) and her little sis, Little Rock (Abigail Breslin), whom Wichita was raising in the grifter trade before the zombies took over. All four head to a place where they think the light at the end of the tunnel still shines: Disneyland, renamed "Pacific Playland" and played by Wild Adventures amusement park in Valdosta, Ga.
    There's merit to the idea of a turkey-shoot zombie-killing finale amid colored lights and spinning rides, but the film doesn't get more imaginative than the previews—the idea doesn't go anywhere. Under Ruben Fleischer's bare-bones direction, Zombieland is slathered with narration by Columbus, reiterating zombie-fighting rules: the "Double Tap" being very important. Eisenberg—more covertly funny in his last amusement-park movie, Adventureland—frets about safety issues and worries about girls, and on the road he gets sassed by Tallahassee as a wimp.
    Harrelson is a fierce-looking party, who seems to soar to almost 7 feet; circ**stances should have led to some legendary behavior, but it's a performance that doesn't build, except to a shootout. The ever-bigger guns, the snakeskin sports coat and a habit of painting Dale Earnhardt Jr.'s No. 3 on the side of whatever monster-size truck Tallahassee commandeers—this would all be funny if there were some cracked frontier lore to go with it. (Where was a Cormac McCarthy parody when they needed it?) And Tallahassee doesn't have the other side of the John Wayne hero, the silent gentleness. The way this movie trashes Western tropes can also be seen in a scene where the four refugees trash a desert Indian curio stand just to watch stuff break, sending the pottery, beads and Western-theme plates flying—a bit of fun-free slapstick that just looks like waste. One sequence pays off: somehow escaped from the plague is a noted actor, whom the four come to visit in his gated estate. Naming the cameoing star spoils one of the film's few surprises. This imperturbable comedian is a gracious host, glad to see his fans. The Buddhist wai gesture this actor uses to turn aside compliments is the single funniest thing in this movie. (Easy runner-up is Breslin's Little Rock trying to explain to Tallahassee how Hannah Montana and Miley Cyrus can be one and the same person.) In any case, this mystery star pulls his weight, looks healthy and happy—and then he gets sent out of the movie with the customary disdain for people and logic that marks Zombieland.

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