Zombieland takes full advantage of both possibilities of the species as well as the current boom in zombiephilia.
Lisa Schwarzbaum - Entertainment Weekly
A minor diversion dripping in splatter and groaning with self-amusement.
Manohla Dargis - New York Times
A very ridiculous film which is also a treat.
Peter Bradshaw - Guardian [UK]
The humor is vicious and the supporting cast is viscous. But underlying the carnage in Zombieland is a sweetly beating heart.
Claudia Puig - USA Today
Wildly implausible, slightly scary and plot-lite though Zombieland is, it stands to add a few comic bons mots to popular parlance.
Ruth McCann - Washington Post
Zombieland makes up in laughter what it lacks in screams, and the arch weariness with which it looks out at undead America hides a frisky yet disturbing message: We're closer than we think.
Ty Burr - Boston Globe
Ho-hum zombie mayhem lurks around every bend, but the movie's comic tone becomes increasingly strained.
Scott Foundas - Village Voice
The undead here could be a rabid group of Garfield toys; it really doesn't matter. What matters is the hyper-crisp, snappy visual pizazz (Fleischer should be tapped for a midlevel superhero flick), the laughs and how well it's all played.
Joe Neumaier - New York Daily News
An improbably delicious comedy about a quartet of human survivors crossing an America that's been taken over by ravenous hordes. (There's even a Charlie Chaplin zombie working Hollywood Boulevard in front of the Chinese Theater.)
Joe Morgenstern - Wall Street Journal
When it comes to genre filmmaking, Zombieland, a grisly comedy about yet another attack of the ravenous undead, does just about everything right.
Cary Darling - Dallas Morning News
We won't ruin it. Let's just say that if laughter distinguishes humans from zombies, then you'll know just how human you are after the quartet's visit to a mansion in Los Angeles.
Lisa Kennedy - Denver Post
...if you weren't foolish enough to have, say, a dinner of spaghetti and meatballs in advance of seeing it, you... will have a lot of fun.
Mary F. Pols - MSN Movies
Who would have guessed such a funny movie as Zombieland could be made around zombies? No thanks to the zombies.
Roger Ebert - Chicago Sun-Times
Scattershot but sharp, this postapocalyptic road comedy gives Shaun of the Dead a run for its money.
Cliff Doerksen - Chicago Reader
From its inventive opening credits to a surprise cameo and accompanying laugh-riot Ghostbusters homage, the zom-com Zombieland delivers gore and gags in equally satisfying spurts, so to speak.
Steven Rea - Philadelphia Inquirer
It's a black-blood-spitting mugging of a movie, but it's also relentlessly funny and innovative, the sort of film that makes you writhe and laugh at the same time.
Tom Long - Detroit News
Zombieland skimps on nothing. That includes graphic violence, naturally. But just because you don't need a lot more brain power than the zombies employ to enjoy it doesn't mean you won't enjoy it plenty.
Bill Goodykoontz - Arizona Republic
Harrelson's unexpected line readings and reactions sometimes elevate Zombieland to a level of inspired nonsense worthy of Shaun of the Dead.
Dennis Harvey - Variety
Though both female characters are underwritten and the movie ends too soon, after a routinely action-packed final act that isn't as fresh as the rest, Zombieland is still the funniest broad comedy since The Hangover.
Kyle Smith - New York Post
Zombieland is the funniest zombie movie since Shawn of the Dead, funnier even than Fido! This is a 28 Days Later played for laughs -- lots of them, endless jokes, one-liners and sight gags.
Roger Moore - Orlando Sentinel
"Nut up or shut up," is the most quotable of Woody Harrelson's cowboy maxims in the genre mash-up Zombieland, and squeamish moviegoers should take it as gospel.
Peter Howell - Toronto Star
At a brisk 80 minutes, the flick isn't a minute too short. Better yet, for those with a sweet fang for confections, it's far more charming than chilling and way more funny than frightening.
Rick Groen - Globe and Mail
Zombieland is a romance, a comedy, a road movie and a freewheeling schlock horrorfest, all in one.
Stephanie Zacharek - Salon.com
Zombieland, with its belching, goo-spewing undead, looks at the scenery of a video game through a fanboy's eyes.
Josh Levin - Slate
By the time Zombieland reached its climax, I actually cared about who lived and died, and that reaction honestly took me by surprise.
James Berardinelli - ReelViews
A bloody, disgusting blast.
Michael Rechtshaffen - Hollywood Reporter
Zombieland mostly finds that tricky balance of the laugh-out-loud funny and the make-you-jump scary, of deadpan laughs and intense energy.
Christy Lemire - Associated Press
This isn't just a good zombie comedy. It's a damn fine movie, period. And that's high praise, coming from a vampire guy.
Richard Corliss - TIME Magazine
Director Ruben Fleischer mixes fright and slapstick with bloody glee. And the surprise star cameo is a wowser. Enough said.
Peter Travers - Rolling Stone
There are even a few poignant moments in the movie, but they don't get in the way of the funny, violent, zombie-killing good time.
Michael Ordona - Los Angeles Times
The last word in zombie movies -- funny, touching and romantic.
Roger Moore - McClatchy-Tribune News Service
The zombie film has never been so funny or so cool.
Wesley Lovell - Cinema Sight
It's Zombieland's delightfully offbeat characters that give the movie its staying power.
Jay Antani - Cinema Writer
Now this isn't the most violent film I've ever seen, but it is certainly one of the only films in which the infliction of violence (gut-churning violence) brings people together. And to that I say ... finally!
Simon Miraudo - Quickflix
Zombieland is nowhere near the classic it has been labelled, and is more a film that will be encrusted in this time and place. Give it a few years, and it will seem as relevant as the latest game console.
Matthew Pejkovic - Matt's Movie Reviews
Zombieland will undoubtedly become the new zombie-comedy cult classic for the current generation.
Sam Bathe - Fan The Fire
Mildly enjoyable throughout...[the film] has a hard time competing with its own trailer.
Steve Biodrowski - Cinefantastique
I just might write my own 31 rules to live by.
Kamal 'The Diva' Larsuel - 3BlackChicks Review
No Shaun of the Dead, but an enthusiastic comedy all its own.
Jeffrey Chen - Window to the Movies
Embora nao tao inteligente quanto Todo Mundo Quase Morto ou tao engracado quanto Debi & Loide, Zumbilandia acaba se estabelecendo como uma mistura improvavel destes dois otimos filmes.
Pablo Villaca - Cinema em Cena
This is proof that horror movies can really be funny. It wasn't just the violent humor, but the little sidetrips for twinkies and Bill Murray's zombie makeup that sent this film into zombie heaven. Murray's best line is if he had any regrets and he said
Paul Chambers - CNNRadio
A quin se le ocurri que a los fanticos del cine de zombies se los iba a conformar con una breve aparicin de Bill Murray y una cita a Los Cazafantasmas? Un poco ms de respeto!
Enrique Buchichio - Uruguay Total
A constantly clever comedy whose characters have amusingly direct motives (i.e. Tallahassee wants a Twinkie above all else) that disguise some genuine losses.
William Goss - Cinematical
Great, snappy fun, featuring, by way of a nice change, characters you genuinely do not want to see get chomped.
Dean Essner - Rip It Up
Zombieland is a road movie, a little meta-commentary on zombie movie mayhem, and an extremely violent and pretty funny comedy.
Karina Montgomery - Cinerina
The film involves such gratuitous, juicy spatter, Dexter Morgan would have a field day.
Rubin Safaya - Cinemalogue.com
With its brain seeking tongue wedged firmly in its blood soaked cheek, Zombieland embraces its violence and language warnings to make a truly hysterical, enjoyable and mouth watering zom-com ride.
Giles Hardie - Unknown2
Over-laid with a strain of ironic humour that's deliciously ridiculous.
Peter Galvin - sbs.com.au
The only quibble is that unlike a classic horror comedy such as An American Werewolf in London, Zombieland goes for the laughs over providing any genuine scares.
Jim Schembri - The Age (Australia)
A wickedly witty, post-apocalyptic zombie kill-fest that is actually smarter than it is gory, which, of course, it is.
Bruce Bennett - Spectrum (St. George, Utah)
Zombie comedies have been plentiful since the British-made Shaun of the Dead five years ago, but none has been as funny as Zombieland.
Des Partridge - Courier Mail (Australia)
Yes, it's charming, well shot and funny, but there are no real scares to be found.
Anthony O'Connor - FILMINK (Australia)
If you want escapism with a capital F for fun, Zombieland is it to a T (with a Zee).
Andrew L. Urban - Urban Cinefile
The one-liners and rapid-fire jokes pull Zombieland back in line when the love hearts begin to fill the screen.
Patrick Kolan - IGN Movies AU
Recommended zom com. You'll never look at cardiovascular workouts in the same way again!
James O'Ehley - fantastiqueZINE
Zombieland does well enough in its early minutes, then picks up a little unexpected speed when Columbus meets another "noncannibal survivor" (played by a perfect Woody Harrelson).
Cynthia Fuchs - PopMatters
Director Ruben Fleischer eventually ignores the need to tie things up neatly in favor of what we came to Zombieland for, creative ways to kill zombies.
Adam Lippe - Examiner.com
Zombieland is, in essence, Shaun's clumsy, goofy but fun-as-hell American cousin.
Widgett Walls - Needcoffee.com
Harrelson and co-star Emma Stone do a good job of embodying comedically hardened B-movie action heroes.
Mark Palermo - Coast (Halifax, Nova Scotia)
Surprisingly cute for a movie awash in blood, entrails and icky zombie drool, admirably brisk ... and occasionally scary, especially if zombies creep the bejesus out of you.
Maitland McDonagh - Horror Hacker
The overall results are savvier and cheekier than not.
Ken Hanke - Mountain Xpress (Asheville, NC)
At 81 minutes, Fleischer's debut is cheerfully macabre, briskly paced, brimming with demented energy, and otherwise totally disposable.
Rossiter Drake - San Francisco Examiner
Thankfully there's nothing remotely serious about Zombieland. It's just a heck of carnival attraction (Shoot the ducks/Shoot the zombies) on a roller coaster filled with laughs.
Elias Savada - Film Threat
Zombieland will earn its place right next to Shawn of the Dead as a good comedy.
Michael Black - ReviewExpress.com
The best zombie exploitation film since Shaun of the Dead. With Twinkies.
Kevin A. Ranson - MovieCrypt.com
No matter what genre you peg "Zombieland" in, the fact is that it's one damn great piece of film making and likely one of my favorite films of 2009...
Felix Vasquez Jr. - Cinema Crazed
Ultimately, Zombieland works best as pure, breezy entertainment with a pinch of depth.
Gabe Leibowitz - Film and Felt
After the mandatory splatter scenes, Ruben Fleischer's film becomes more character-driven and enjoyable.
Cosmo Landesman - Times [UK]
There are more than enough good gags, but no moments that'll make you gag.
Ian Berriman - SFX Magazine
Inspiration is pretty fallow after about half an hour.
Derek Malcolm - This is London
Murray is hilarious and the chief reason for seeing the film.
Philip French - Observer [UK]
If You're Going to Infect Your Horror Comedy with Toilet Humor, Can't We At Least Explore What Zombies Do When Nature Calls?
Jimmy O - Film Snobs
It's a fundamentally lazy and witless film.
Rob Gonsalves - eFilmCritic.com
While not as clever as Shaun or as scary as parts of Dawn, this horror comedy does pull off a minor coup in its genre%u2014it successfully uses a zombie apocalypse as the setting for a romantic comedy/family picture.
Eric Melin - Scene-Stealers.com
This spoof on the zombie genre literally and figuratively is killer. It's laugh-out-loud funny, the gore is beautifully over-the-top, and the wicked script is laced with a cutting wit.
Christopher Smith - Bangor Daily News (Maine)
There's just nothing like a good flesh-eating zombie movie to make you feel rejuvenated.
Linda Cook - Quad City Times (Davenport, IA)
manages to successfully rework the familiar in a way that pokes fun at its living-dead predecessors while also recognizing the underlying sense of dread that has allowed the genre to thrive for nearly four decades
James Kendrick - Q Network Film Desk
Frothy and forgettable, and, like any black comedy, funny even, or especially, when it shouldn't be.
Dean Essner - Financial Times
An unabashedly violent and hilariously twisted zomb-pocalyptic romp, it's easily the most fun you're bound to have with a cast of corpses this side of Shaun of the Dead.
Mike Scott - Times-Picayune
The pacing is lackadaisical and the plot riddled with holes, but the movie is savvy enough mostly to eschew excessive gore in favour of amiably droll lines.
Kevin Maher - Times [UK]
Very funny, often thrilling and full of neat little touches that should make it entirely rewatchable, Zombieland sees Fleischer join the ranks of directors - Romero, Wright, Raimi, Snyder - whose first films aren't just zombie films, but great films.
Chris Hewitt (UK) - Empire Magazine
National Lampoon's Gory Vacation, if you like.
Tom Cox - Daily Mail [UK]
Director Ruben Fleischer has his eyes trained on the comic jugular, and he attains an astronomical laugh count from Rhett Reese and Paul Wernickat's fizzing, pop-savvy script.
David Jenkins - Time Out
Fast-paced, gory and often amusing in a cartoon manner.
Allan Hunter - Daily Express
The amusement park sequence definitely merits a best zombie kill, or kills, of the week award.
John Wirt - Advocate (Baton Rouge, LA)
It's fitting that Zombieland ends up in an amusement park, because it basically is one. You get your money's worth.
Tim Robey - Daily Telegraph
The most enjoyable zom-com for an age.
Tim Evans - Sky Movies
The best zom-com since Shaun of the Dead... a delightfully sharp and smart comedy actioner that is funny, thrilling and just a little bit gory.
Mark Adams - Sunday Mirror [UK]
An out-and-out, stand-on-the-seat-and-shout-it-aloud crowd-pleaser, Zombieland is one of the better Hollywood comedies of the year. Rarely has society's total meltdown been such zippy, carefree fun.
Dan Goodswen - Total Film
Zombieland's not the first pic to take the mick of the genre. This one though has a great deal more zest than most.
Victor Olliver - Teletext
While zombie comedies have been done, ahem, to death after the success of Shaun Of The Dead, this time the laughs - and blood - flow thick and fast.
David Edwards - Daily Mirror [UK]
The flat-out funniest horror film since Shaun of the Dead.
Alistair Harkness - Scotsman
Yes, it's got zombies. Yes, it's got jokes. But it's soulless - dead behind the eyes.
Robbie Collin - News of the World
A brisk, buoyant, infectious comedy with braaaains. Tuck in.
Leigh Singer - Film4
A sharply clever script and relentlessly kinetic structure keep us thoroughly entertained all the way through this corny zombie action-comedy. Although there's also the gnawing realisation that there's absolutely no subtext at all.
Rich Cline - Shadows on the Wall
A movie that treads a well-worn path through a saturated field yet somehow feels like the freshest film of the year.
Sam Parker - GQ Magazine [UK]
The main rule for making a zombie flick is that it must display imagination when bumping off the flesh-eaters. And Zombieland comes up trumps on that score. It's a riot.
Dean Essner - Sun Online
A zombie comedy funnier than Shaun of the Dead? They said it couldn't be done, but here it is.
Anthony Quinn - Independent
Zombieland is lean, tight and well-crafted multiplex entertainment.
Simon Reynolds - Digital Spy
Has a few flashes of genre-bending inspiration ... but the rest is a little too low-key and obvious to really set this zombie comedy apart.
Mark Dujsik - Mark Reviews Movies
A genuinely hilarious comedy with a brilliantly funny script and terrific comic performances.
Matthew Turner - ViewLondon
For my money Zombieland is the funniest comedy of the year, topping by a slim margin, The Hangover.
Lori Hoffman - Atlantic City Weekly
Zombies can be a ton of fun as long as they don't chomp too many human characters and remain primarily bloody fodder for practical jokes and target practice
John A. Nesbit - Old School Reviews
Zombieland is a killer comedy with a vicious sense of humor.
Johnny Butane - Dread Central
Simultaneously frenetic and boring gore-farce shambles
Fernando F. Croce - CinePassion
Almost guaranteed to please the horror fans and comedy kooks in equal measure, Zombieland is a pitch-perfect example of how tasty the "horror/comedy" combo can be.
Scott Weinberg - FEARnet
This movie is so clever it almost transcends the plodding performances of Harrelson and Eisenberg
Jackie K. Cooper - jackiekcooper.com
According to movie lore, a bullet to the brain can drop a zombie. The typically less lethal presence of Bill Murray, however, is all that is needed to stop 'Zombieland' dead in its tracks.
John Beifuss - Commercial Appeal (Memphis, TN)
This movie is fundamentally empty.
A.O. Scott - At the Movies
Like life itself, "Zombieland" is "nasty, brutish and short" and extraordinarily sweet.
Philip Martin - Arkansas Democrat-Gazette
...one of the funniest movies of the year, but one of the best all-around zombie movies in the last decade.
Todd Gilchrist - Sci Fi Wire
'I haven't worked opposite zombies since Courtney Love in The People vs. Larry Flynt,' said Harrelson.
Mark Ramsey - MovieJuice!
Hard to defend, yet impossible to resist.
Charles Koplinski - Illinois Times
Spends most of its time clicking... thanks to a particularly game cast that understands exactly what they're doing in a film like this.
Tim Brayton - Antagony & Ecstasy
Over-the-top and gleefully irreverent...
David Nusair - Reel Film Reviews
[E]verything Jennifer's Body was not--fast, funny, and fully aware of the obligations and opportunities inherent in the genre.
Christopher Orr - New Republic
National Lampoon's Zombie Vacation -- the detours, not the plot, are the point
Amy Nicholson - I.E. Weekly
Christopher Orr - The New Republic
The blood flows freely in this gonzo horror tale, but, more importantly, so do the laughs.
Matt Brunson - Creative Loafing
"Zombieland" is the freshness the box office needed with its witty writing, directing and outstanding performances.
Jolene Mendez - Entertainment Spectrum
Benefits greatly from the appealing goofy performances by Woody Harrelson and Jesse Eisenberg.
Dennis Schwartz - Ozus' World Movie Reviews
Rule no. 34 - movies like Zombieland give the undead a very good name.
Christian Toto - What Would Toto Watch?
It doesn't break any new ground or have any new ideas. It is just a perfectly cast, well-written, well-directed, well-acted film that is bloody funny.
Robert Roten - Laramie Movie Scope
Watching a 12-year-old Abigail Breslin killing zombies with semi-automatic weapons doesn't do much for me, but I'm sure there are many audiences that will remark, "cool." Gratuitous violence never seemed so cheap.
Cole Smithey - ColeSmithey.com
It's pointless to expect too much from a smarmy, silly, slapstick/teen romance horror satire and, if that's your attitude, you won't be disappointed.
Susan Granger - SSG Syndicate
A zany Night Of The Living Dead road movie zom-edy with unusually high speed undead tending to give the best odds to survival of the thinnest, Zombieland is likewise reborn as a horror concept, as it retools the genre as both freaky and devilishly cool.
Prairie Miller - NewsBlaze
Zombies as good clean fun, I mean, good messy fun!
Kam Williams - NewsBlaze
While short on fresh ideas, the film works thanks to some strong performances and a script that provides just enough depth to render its characters more than just a collection of eccentricities.
Christopher Long - DVDTown.com
Christopher Long - Movie Metropolis
Laugh-out-loud is a good thing in a comedy and this one has plenty.
Robin Clifford - Reeling Reviews
Harrelson is a great head-case character actor.His testosterone machismo mixes well with [Jesse] Eisenberg's lack of cojones.
Gary Wolcott - Tri-City Herald
...a must for horror fans, but also for those who want to laugh and don't mind a few body parts being flung around in the process.
Daniel M. Kimmel - New England Movies Weekly
Jesse Eisenberg and Woody Harrelson do a great job playing off each other in 'Zombieland,' one of the funniest zombie movies I've ever seen.
Betty Jo Tucker - ReelTalk Movie Reviews
Slight, but wry, witty and a lot of fun, Zombieland is a last gasp of summer silliness that is welcome in the days before the big drama-heavy, late-fall Oscar push.
Diva Velez - TheDivaReview.com
Hands down the decade's best zombie movie and one of its best comedies. It's what the good, but overpraised, "Shaun of the Dead" sought to be - a rambunctiously funny, relatively weighty loosey-goosey exercise in controlled fear and nervous laughter.
Nick Rogers - Suite101.com
'Zombieland' may be the first undead road-trip movie. The picture is light and unassuming, but it has a jaunty spirit; it's funny beyond the call of genre and - the cool part, of course - wonderfully disgusting.
Kurt Loder - MTV
It's gory, action packed, well-written, and most importantly- FUN!
Chris Bumbray - JoBlo's Movie Emporium
Fleischer keeps the momentum up, building laughs and suspense as the quartet moves inexorably toward California and a bang-up climax at the amusement park.
Pam Grady - Boxoffice Magazine
Dean Essner - National Post
From the opening shots to the best post-credits tag in years, Zombieland attempts nothing but pure fun and completely delivers.
Brian Tallerico - HollywoodChicago.com
It's hard not to be entertained (assuming your definition of entertainment includes exploding skulls and spattered intestines).
Scott Von Doviak - Fort Worth Star-Telegram
Scott Von Doviak - Fort Worth Star-Telegram/DFW.com
What might happen if Sam Raimi did a zombie movie.
Fred Topel - Can Magazine
A grisly comedy about the undead, Zombieland is doomed to be compared to the superior Shaun of the Dead, but it's fun, too.
Chris Hewitt (St. Paul) - St. Paul Pioneer Press
This movie is pretty dang funny.
Dave White - Movies.com
It's one of the year's most purely pleasurable entertainments.
Jeffrey M. Anderson - Combustible Celluloid
Laugh your ass off. As a cleverly executed horror comedy, Zombieland will keep you in stitches, even as the zombies are trying to rip you apart.
Kit Bowen - The Movie Kit
What you're ultimately left with is a movie for people who think what they really would like to do tonight is watch zombies.
Mick LaSalle - San Francisco Chronicle
Brevity is the soul of wit, and in the zombie comedy it's the soul, the head and the headless body. The movie, at a scant and punchy 85 minutes, will be over before you've stopped laughing.
Gary Thompson - Philadelphia Daily News
Warts, entrails and all, I had a ball at Zombieland. It's 81 minutes of my kind of stupid.
Michael Phillips - Baltimore Sun
Marrying comedy to horror isn't original, but "Zombieland" discovers inventive ways to entertain by placing its emphasis on laughs over legitimate scares.
Sean O'Connell - Charlotte Weekly
If there's one moment that perfectly encapsulates the vibe of the horror-comedy Zombieland, it's probably this: Woody Harrelson in a cowboy hat, whooping and hollering, picking off zombies with a gun...from a moving roller coaster.
Mike Russell - Oregonian
Who isn't entertained by people kicking zombie booty?
Willie Waffle - WaffleMovies.com
The dialogue in Zombieland is so witty and humorous that even if the zombies were taken out of the picture you would still be left with a highly amusing comedy.
Adam Tobias - Watertown Daily Times
Woody Harrelson and Jesse Eisenberg take us on a riotous road trip across a zombie-laden wasteland in this irreverent splatter comedy.
Thomas Leupp - Hollywood.com
To be honest, I had to drag myself to Zombieland. And, horrors upon hilarity, I laughed throughout it. Chalk it up to the comedy's rapid pacing, graphics, makeup, actors, and clever writing.
Steve Crum - Video-Reviewmaster.com
I came away wanting more comedy and less gratuitous splatter. Still, you can't dismiss a movie with as many big laughs as this one packs.
Marshall Fine - Hollywood & Fine
If slow-motion bloody zombie deaths set to Metallica's "For Whom The Bell Tolls" does not get you excited, I don't know what will. Zombieland is a great time.
Kevin McCarthy - BDK Reviews
Zombieland is a bloody, gorey, funny, over-the-top, zombie slaughtering piece of perfection.
Matthew Razak - Examiner.com
Harrelson mugs wonderfully, Eisenberg stutters charmingly, Stone emerges as more than a token hottie, and Breslin plays a hardhearted tweener who, nevertheless, misses Hannah Montana.
Rafer Guzman - Newsday
Unencumbered by such petty nuisances as a point, a vision or even an ounce of social commentary, Ruben Fleischera(TM)s transparently hollow zombie flick still succeeds at passing the time, even if a good 15 of its 81 minutes are pure filler.
John Thomason - Orlando Weekly
Self-aware without being self-impressed, this is a movie with no use for the dumb, the weak, or the timid, so it doesn't bother getting them involved.
David Medsker - Bullz-Eye.com
Zombieland makes undead cinema fresh again. This movie is just ridiculously, insanely, enormously entertaining.
Mike McGranaghan - Aisle Seat
This disposable horror comedy is nothing more than a popcorn-chomping spectacle of subgenre nonsense.
Jonathan Kiefer - Sacramento News & Review
A funride through zombified American society, full of genuinely hilarious lines and situations.
Anton Bitel - Little White Lies
Not as timeless as forebears like Shaun of the Dead.
Sonny Bunch - Washington Times
Despite some pacing problems two-thirds of the way through, first-time feature director Fleischer does a fine job of juggling mayhem and merriment.
Robert W. Butler - Kansas City Star
There was a time when "zombie" films were edgy and alternative. That time has clearly passed.
Lucius Gore - ESplatter
Parts of it rank among the funniest moments of the year, but they never last.
Rob Vaux - Mania.com
A pleasant surprise indeed (that is, if your definition of pleasant allows room for multiple depictions of gruesomely splattered zombies. Mine does).
Paul Gallagher - Future Movies UK
This is one wild ride, cobbled together from bits and pieces of rides we've been on before, and plugged into a 220-volt outlet.
Jim Slotek - Jam! Movies
While not a true zom-com classic like Shaun of the Dead, Zombieland is just as much breezy, brainless fun as one of the rollercoasters that mark its horizon.
Brian Juergens - CampBlood.org
Zombieland is Shaun of the Dead's crazy, funny redneck cousin.
Vic Holtreman - ScreenRant
There's nothing wrong with a little light comedy after a zombie apocalypse leaves humanity utterly devastated. But there's nothing very smart about it either.
Geoff Berkshire - Metromix.com
...written so deliberately that the zombies aren't the only ones moaning and craving brains by the end.
Walter Chaw - Film Freak Central
Nothing more than a Troma schlockfest with a bigger budget, but it boasts an amusing script, a quick tempo and...a cast that milks the madness for all it's worth.
Frank Swietek - One Guy's Opinion
Zombieland is, as they say in the entertainment industry, "all killer and no filler."
Jeff Vice - Deseret News, Salt Lake City
Zombieland could have been a very slack unscary horror film or a very gory unfunny comedy, but instead it snaps, bites and snarls its way across the screen with perverse pleasures and real brains under its bloody smile.
James Rocchi - Redbox
Zombieland is fun -- no matter how many been-there monsters and done-that misfits are involved.
Tricia Olszewski - Washington City Paper
Zombieland is gross, wickedly sick, and just an all-around bloody good time. Plus, it's got one of the best cameos ever...
Rebecca Murray - About.com
Rarely does a movie treat its kill shots with such modern artistry, and dissect its own campy horror cliches with thoughtfully appropriate dialogue...finally a zombie flick has a less predictable recipe than a Tuna Helper box top.
Mike Ward - Richmond.com
[The filmmakers] serve up one of the year's most entertaining films...by concocting a few riffs to keep playing on and coming up with the inspired casting of Jesse Eisenberg and Woody Harrelson as a perfectly mismatched buddy team.
Laura Clifford - Reeling Reviews
It's to the actors' credit that none of it feels forced or fake. In particular, Eisenberg's comic stylings and Harrelson's rock-'em-sock-'em performance really set the pace.
Mack Bates - Milwaukee Journal Sentinel
Playing like a useful survival guide to an undead outbreak, a guts-filled horror film that turns George Romero on his head, and a knowing, occasionally referential screwball comedy, Zombieland is a zippy blast.
Dustin Putman - DustinPutman.com
Funny -- it turns out that when the zombie apocalypse is upon us, Escalades and Hummers will actually have a practical use.
Matt Soergel - Florida Times-Union
Zombie films provide many opportunities for comic juxtaposition of dire circumstances with trivial detail and the deconstruction of our assumptions.
Nell Minow - Beliefnet
a hilarious homage to the flesh-eating fiend
Bill Gibron - Filmcritic.com
The undead live on in this broad, crowd-pleasing - and gleefully gory - comedy about the inevitable "zombie apocalypse".
Joe Lozito - Big Picture Big Sound
Unlike its spiritual predecessor Shaun of the Dead, Fleischer's film doesn't really get either zombie movies or human relationships.
Nick Schager - Slant Magazine
It's fitting that much of the film takes place in an amusement park, because Zombieland is one thrill ride after another.
Brandon Fibbs - BrandonFibbs.com
Parental Content Review
Jim Judy - Screen It!
a wacky celebration of the essential kichtiness of the idiom, and it may just be the sweetest zombie flick ever made
Andrea Chase - Killer Movie Reviews
The four protagonists aren't about to let something as minor as the complete breakdown of society get in the way of having a good time, and their fun proves infectious.
Nathan Rabin - AV Club
[O]utrageously violent and outrageously funny... plays up what could be its most shocking moment with exactly the right blend of impudence and absurdity and tragi-comedy...
MaryAnn Johanson - Flick Filosopher
Despite films like Transformers and G.I. Joe cleaning up at the box office, Zombieland, even with its earned R-rating, is the one true film this year that reminds us of what its like to be a kid at the movies.
Erik Childress - eFilmCritic.com
Debuting director Fleischer's action-and-innards-drenched film dials it all up to 11 from the opening credits sequence.
Marc Savlov - Austin Chronicle
A superior zombie comedy - and the competition in that genre is stiffer than you might think.
Josh Larsen - LarsenOnFilm
It's a horror-comedy done proper, taking a far more endearing, freewheeling stance when it comes to busting open the undead, revealing there's still some life left in the densely populated zombie genre.
Brian Orndorf - BrianOrndorf.com
It earns itself a place on the same shelf as such classics as "Evil Dead 2" and, yes, "Shaun of the Dead."
Peter Sobczynski - eFilmCritic.com
It deserves to become a midnight-movie cult classic. If it doesn't, that means the zombies win.
Eric D. Snider - EricDSnider.com
Fleischer never lets Zombieland tip over into drama for too long, because the overriding mission here is to laugh in the face of the apocalypse.
Rene Rodriguez - Miami Herald
Director Ruben Fleischer and his team have crafted one of the most enjoyable black comedies of the year.
Bill Clark - FromTheBalcony
Rarely has such wanton, gleeful destruction been as unapologetically unleashed onscreen.
Luke Y. Thompson - E! Online
The movie isn't particularly scary -- not a crime when your goal is laughs. More egregious is the niggling fact that this simply isn't as witty as Shaun of the Dead, forever the yuks-meet-yucks standard.
Joshua Rothkopf - Time Out New York
Eisenberg and Harrelson make a fine post-apocalyptic Hope and Crosby, zinging their way through set pieces of undead destruction.
Jordan Hoffman - UGO
The secret in this case is the jokes, which are ferocious. Marrying a monster flick with an adolescent romance has produced a merry mutant.
Joe Williams - St. Louis Post-Dispatch
Who knew the end of the world would be a great opportunity to meet chicks?
Peter Keough - Boston Phoenix
Zombieland doesn't find quite the same balance of laughs and scares as Shaun of the Dead did -- it's much heavier on the comedy than the horror -- but its similar focus on three-dimensional characters rather than the genre's typical cardboar
Rick Mele - AskMen.com
Somehow rises above the Hot Topic-ization of its subject matter and becomes an absolute, occasionally surreal hoot.
Andrew Wright - The Stranger (Seattle, WA)
Uses the undead the way a similarly glib, flashy comedy might use cheerleading or football -- as pure window dressing.
Josh Bell - Las Vegas Weekly
There's a lot to bite into here, but it's a film that doesn't always live up to its own dizzying potential.
Alonso Duralde - MSNBC
It has a lot more in common with Little Miss Sunshine than just Abigail Breslin.
Sean Burns - Philadelphia Weekly
Disturbing, thrilling, hilarious and sweet, all at the same time. Zombieland is an incredibly fun film.
Joshua Tyler - CinemaBlend.com
Strangely, in a genre not known for acting, it's the hilarious performances of the wild Harrelson and tamer but adaptable Eisenberg (and the chemistry between them) that turn this slight, short and familiar flick into pleasing entertainment.
Emanuel Levy - EmanuelLevy.Com
Fleischer's film is beautifully shot (his slow-mo sequences are stunning), engaging, funny, heartfelt and more importantly F-U-N. If you're looking for a movie that has it all, Zombieland is a season pass worth picking up.
Brad Miska - Bloody Disgusting
It's got nothing on its mind beyond pleasing you from scene to scene, set piece to set piece, and director Ruben Fleischer ladles on just enough style to make it all fun...
Drew McWeeny - HitFix
I highly recommend Zombieland to anyone with an offbeat sense of humor and an unnatural craving for Twinkies.
Staci Layne Wilson - Horror.com
A killer comedy with a vicious sense of humor. The running undead look fantastic and are dispatched in a never-ending, ever-evolving innovative shopping list of carnage. You'll applaud every crunch.
Steve "Uncle Creepy" Barton - Dread Central