An aimless TV salesman (Simon Pegg) and his best pal must save their friends and family from the zombies that have overrun London.
Movie Reviews from Rotten Tomatoes®
" 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. "
" A drop-dead-funny comedy. "
" A wonderfully funny spoof of zombie movies ... and of the kind of life that can turn a man into the walking dead. "
" Cheeky and unexpectedly charming. "
" 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. "
" Has its pleasures, which are mild but real. "
" 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. "
" It's a dead man's party driven by inspired sight gags, witty repartee and likable, dare we say, cuddly characters. "
" It's a grisly but sweet ode to friendship, love and the George Romero zombie trilogy. "
" It's intelligent, funny and utterly disgusting all at once. "
" Plays brilliantly with our familiarity with zombie genre (yes, I actually said that) convention. "
" Spiced with a healthy supply of jokes and enough gross-out gags to keep youthful audiences gagging happily. "
" 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. "
" The movie's great joke never wears out its welcome: Many of the living are virtually indistinguishable from the undead. "
" Transforms the unintentional camp of the zombie subgenre into full-on, hilarious comedy. "
" Witty, energetic and appropriately self-mocking, cheesy fun. "
" Wonderfully original, fast-moving and funny. "
" Zombies or no zombies, this is the funniest film of the year. "
" ...the second half of the film is just a standard horror movie showdown with a few mildly amusing gags. "
" The movie has been running on shtick for so long that the attempt at drama rings hollow. "
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