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ZombielandZombieland isn't the first film to riff on the undead. Edgar Wright's Shaun of the Dead beat it by five years?and did it a whole...ZombielandHorror, ComedyPT82MRZombieland isn't the first film to riff on the undead. Edgar Wright's Shaun of the Dead beat it by five years?and did it a whole...2010-01-27Emma StoneSony Pictures Entertainment
Zombieland, Jesse Eisenberg, ... | THEY SHOOT ZOMBIES, DON'T THEY? Jesse Eisenberg and Woody Harrelson are gunning for action in Zombieland

THEY SHOOT ZOMBIES, DON'T THEY? Jesse Eisenberg and Woody Harrelson are gunning for action in Zombieland (Glen Wilson)

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Zombieland

Genre: Horror, Comedy; Starring: Abigail Breslin, Jesse Eisenberg, Woody Harrelson, Emma Stone; Director: Ruben Fleischer; Author: Rhett Reese, Paul Wernick; Release Date Wide: 10/02/2009; Runtime (in minutes): 82; MPAA Rating: R; Distributor: Sony Pictures Entertainment

Zombieland isn’t the first film to riff on the undead. Edgar Wright’s Shaun of the Dead beat it by five years?and did it a whole lot better. But this ripsnorting road movie is still a yukfest in every sense of the word. Mostly, it’s because of the mischievous twinkle in Woody Harrelson’s eyes as his armed-to-the-teeth redneck survivor of the zombie plague saddles up with a nerdy loner (Adventureland’s one-note Eisenberg) and a pair of crafty gal con artists (Emma Stone and Abigail Breslin) to outrun the flesh-eating horde. If all of the flick’s grue and gore puts you off, stick with it. There’s a priceless celebrity cameo toward the end that’s easily worth the price of a rental alone. The only EXTRA worth mentioning is a busy audio commentary that, frankly, would’ve been better if it had more of Harrelson and less of everyone else. B

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