“Dawn Of The.. "oh Sorry I Mean Shaun Of The Dead"”
“In Every Aspect, 'Shaun Of The Dead' Overcomes The Mark, Resulting In An Expertly Crafted Zombie Flick.”
“Guess We'll Have To Take The Jag.”
“Zombies And Comedies, Who Knew They Could Go So Well Together.”
“Its Not Hip-Hop, Its ELECTRO”
“Funniest Zombie Movie Of All Time!!”
“Omg Rofl Type Of Movie! ”
The filmmakers, clearly fans of the genre, have got the zom and the com parts down cold.
Lisa Schwarzbaum - Entertainment Weekly
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.
Stephen Holden - New York Times
If the zombie genre steadfastly refuses to die, we can be grateful to Shaun of the Dead for breathing fresh, diverting life into the form, with subtle visual humor and a smart, impish sense of fun.
Ann Hornaday - Washington Post
Wonderfully original, fast-moving and funny.
Desson Thomson - Washington Post
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.
Wesley Morris - Boston Globe
Taken on its own shaky legs it's a wittier genre coda than Abbott and Costello Meet Frankenstein.
Michael Atkinson - Village Voice
The movie's great joke never wears out its welcome: Many of the living are virtually indistinguishable from the undead.
Jami Bernard - New York Daily News
This movie is destined for cult greatness. See it now and you can say -- honestly, for once -- that you were there in the beginning.
Tom Maurstad - Dallas Morning News
Cheeky and unexpectedly charming.
Lisa Kennedy - Denver Post
A smart, cultish, semi-disgusting homage to the fine British art of not bothering.
Anthony Lane - New Yorker
Has its pleasures, which are mild but real.
Roger Ebert - Chicago Sun-Times
Playing the stereotypical twentysomething everyman, Pegg has a disarming fragility that evokes a bit of empathy from anyone ever stuck in a rut.
Robert K. Elder - Chicago Tribune
The movie has been running on shtick for so long that the attempt at drama rings hollow.
J. R. Jones - Chicago Reader
Steven Rea - Philadelphia Inquirer
Makes the best use of zombies since Michael Jackson's 'Thriller' video.
Jeff Strickler - Minneapolis Star Tribune
Witty, energetic and appropriately self-mocking, cheesy fun.
Tom Long - Detroit News
Zombie movies have been spoofed before, but this one lurches to the top of the list on the strength of its twisted British wit and oh-so-clever mix of laughs and horror.
Bill Muller - Arizona Republic
Co-scripters Pegg and Wright structure it as a classic three-acter (set-up, journey, finale) with enough twists, character development and small set pieces to keep the comedy boiling.
Derek Elley - Variety
A drop-dead-funny comedy.
V.A. Musetto - New York Post
Zombies or no zombies, this is the funniest film of the year.
Jay Boyar - Orlando Sentinel
Plays brilliantly with our familiarity with zombie genre (yes, I actually said that) convention.
Geoff Pevere - Toronto Star
It's intelligent, funny and utterly disgusting all at once.
Leah McLaren - Globe and Mail
I love George Romero's zombie pictures, and I love deadpan English humor, but I had no idea that the two would mesh as happily as they (mostly) do in Shaun of the Dead.
David Edelstein - Slate
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.
James Berardinelli - ReelViews
There are certainly touches that only the homegrown crowd will get, but there's sufficient energy and scattershot horror movie references that it should please fans of gross-out humor everywhere.
Ray Bennett - Hollywood Reporter
Though I prefer the hard-core zombie scares of Danny Boyle's 28 Days Later, Pegg and Wright -- who are rumored to resemble a real-life Shaun and Ed -- keep the blood and the laughs gushing.
Peter Travers - Rolling Stone
It's a grisly but sweet ode to friendship, love and the George Romero zombie trilogy.
Carina Chocano - Los Angeles Times
Like Romero's best efforts, the movie is motored by a keen observational reality, cleverly twisting the characters' mundane world inch by inch until the real nightmare dawns on them.
- Total Film
Jennie Kermode - Movie Gurus
Some funny moments, but for adults only.
Common Sense Media Editors - Common Sense Media
Pedestrian direction and script sap what anarchic fun this movie could've been
Jay Antani - Cinema Writer
Shaun of the Dead is not only one of the single best zombie movies ever made, but it's also as close to perfect as a film can get.
Steve "Uncle Creepy" Barton - Dread Central
A modern masterpiece, this is probably altogether the funniest and scariest film I've seen in years...
Felix Vasquez Jr. - Cinema Crazed
Comedy and horror are real life partners, of course, and who better to bring all this to life in a zombie movie than the Brits?
Urban Cinefile Critics - Urban Cinefile
Extremely well made but only sporadically engaging...
David Nusair - Reel Film Reviews
I think the movie is one of the most hilarious I've ever seen ... But the symbolism and depth of the movie make me appreciate it as a masterpiece.
Christopher Campbell - Cinematical
In this most apocalyptic of genres, Shaun of the Dead is not unlike a ray of unexpected sunshine - even if it has a little red on it.
Rob Humanick - Projection Booth
...not only a loving, teasing homage to the Romero Dead films. It's also a superb zombie film in its own right...
Rob Gonsalves - eFilmCritic.com
A romantic zombie comedy that tips its hat to George Romero and mines one very funny spoof that doesn't ignore the rules of the zombie horror genre--though it does tamper with them.
Christopher Smith - Bangor Daily News (Maine)
Shaun is able to balance the comedy and the gore in a way that will satisfy both zombie genre fans and less bloodthirsty viewers.
Joe Lozito - Big Picture Big Sound
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.
Derek Adams - Time Out
Even when in danger of self-destructing, it cadges laughs with smart lines, silly observations or blokish inside jokes about zombie movies, video games and pub nibbles.
Kim Newman - Empire Magazine
The Office meets Annie Hall meets Night of the Living Dead.
Alex Sandell - Juicy Cerebellum
Silly drop-dead sight gags that don't seem to work as well as intended but, nevertheless, offer some humor.
Dennis Schwartz - Ozus' World Movie Reviews
Co-written by director Edgar Wright and star Simon Pegg, this gory zombie satire is filled to the brim with charming English wit.
Jason Zingale - Bullz-Eye.com
Writer-director Edgar Wright and co-writer and star Simon Pegg have terrific fun riffing on zombie lore.
Mark Pfeiffer - Reel Times: Reflections on Cinema
What a sheer delight that we now have a romantic comedy that puts false hope where it belongs: in the face of the annihilation of the entire human race.
Brian Juergens - Freeze Dried Movies
This is played for laughs, but director Edgar Wright also builds up suspense and dread better than a lot of straight horror flicks
Kevin N. Laforest - Montreal Film Journal
For a comedy, the material is awfully bloody. But it's good, silly fun nonetheless.
Forrest Hartman - Reno Gazette-Journal
The film has gruesome effects that won't disappoint zombie lovers.
Kelly Glover - Zap2it.com