Zombieland (2010) 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…
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Zombieland (2010)

Zombieland, Jesse Eisenberg, ... | THEY SHOOT ZOMBIES, DON'T THEY? Jesse Eisenberg and Woody Harrelson are gunning for action in Zombieland
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THEY SHOOT ZOMBIES, DON'T THEY? Jesse Eisenberg and Woody Harrelson are gunning for action in Zombieland
EW's GRADE
B

Details Release Date: Feb 02, 2010; DVD Release Date: Feb 02, 2010; Movie Rated: R; Genres: Comedy, Horror; With: Abigail Breslin, Jesse Eisenberg and Woody Harrelson; 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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Originally posted Jan 27, 2010 Published in issue #1088 Feb 05, 2010 Order article reprints