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Shaun of the Dead

Shaun of the Dead

2004
Romance
Comedy
1h 39m
This romantic zombie comedy follows the bloody funny adventures of underachiever Shaun and his best mate Ed as they cope with a zombie invasion of North London and attempt to rescue Shaun's girlfriend Liz and his Mum. It's going to be one hell of a weekend.
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Shaun of the Dead

2004
Romance
Comedy
1h 39m
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Rated 17 Dec 2010
99
99th
My favorite comedy of all time. While we do get an abundance of awesome references and moments that only a very genre conscious director could pull off, what makes Wright's zombie flick tribute so outstanding is that he manages to transcend parody and pastiche; at the same time poking fun at the subgenre and making an excellent contribution to it. Cudos goes, of course, to Pegg and Frost whose real life friendship provides heart. Pegg is particularly hilarious, his timing and acting impeccable.
Rated 09 Oct 2012
80
83rd
A great spoof on the typical serious zombie movies. Completely silly with lots of gags and funny scenes. Very British, but it translates well as the script and accents are coherent. The story is pretty simple, but effective. There were a few crazy funny moments, but the writers really got outlandish at the very end. Shaun is a likable character, and the movie is engaging to the end. Great fun if you don't mind a bit of zombie gore. Not for kids.
Rated 15 Oct 2011
10
98th
An odd, offbeat, absurd mix of comedy, parody, genuine horror, and tear-jerkers with surprising moments of character and style throughout. Somehow this works profoundly well, creating a movie that goes beyond a simple parody.
Rated 05 Mar 2010
90
93rd
Clever, funny, highly rewatchable. 'Shaun of the Dead' is a love letter to the zombie genre, and the love flows out of the screen in abundance. Pegg and Frost are magnificently disarming in this bromance, with Nighy and Moran making excellent use of their supporting characters. Mixing the zombie setting with English suburbia is a masterstroke, and it's dificult to think if a better comedy in recent years - if at all.
Rated 05 Jul 2009
90
95th
This film is definitely more of an homage to Romero's classic Zombie trilogy than a parody. It has romance, comedy, great one-liners and zombies! In my eyes there hasn't been a more entertaining british comedy since 'Life Of Brian'. The characters are interesting, the soundtrack is great and Nick Frost's 'Ed' just may well be one of the funniest sidekicks in British comedy history.
Rated 19 May 2008
86
92nd
This is the first movie to truly meld together zombie movies and comedies, it does it seemlessly and without loosing any of the identity of either genre.
Rated 14 Aug 2007
85
90th
A hilarious zombie/comedy. I didn't think it was possible to do such a combo right, but this movie did it in spades. Think of Romero-esque makeup and effects, and then jack up the hilarity 10 times. If you do that, you've got Shaun of the Dead.
Rated 24 Jul 2008
98
93rd
Sheer insanity! A juggernaut zombie spoof that tackles at several genres. The first half is a absurd, delirious, witty, gorey and satisfying comedy while the second half is a deranged, full-blooded survival horror flick. I look forward to seeing more stuff from Simon Pegg and Edgar Wright.
Rated 14 Aug 2007
8
93rd
So, so much more than just a spoof, it's a full-blooded zombie epic in its own right, constantly hilarious while maintaining the bloody scares we ask for from the genre. In fact, the scares come to work even better than the usual zombie movie, because we've actually come to care about the characters. My favorite zombie movie ever.
Rated 08 Jan 2007
89
96th
Brilliant acting and great writing fuel this comedic juggernaut's romp through a few different genres. Unmissable.
Rated 04 Jul 2021
80
65th
The picture is what is says on the tin: a live action Simpsons Halloween House of Horror about zombies. It's balanced by a dramatic subplot of a young man coming to terms with his family and friends--although done better later in The World's End. While it's a glimpse of Wright's future work, sadly, one thing he hasn't grown out of are annoying visual gags and his Film Bro privilege. The latter dates the movie via some sexist, racist, and homophobic jokes. Still it's fun for what it is.
Rated 07 Mar 2013
50
93rd
Succeeds not only as a zombie comedy, but as a genuinely dramatic zombie film as well. How's that for a slice of fried gold? (5/5)
Rated 05 Jun 2009
85
95th
While being one of the funniest movies ever, it also manages to be one of the most realistic interpretations of a zombie outbreak. I'm genuinely convinced most people would react like Shaun if they were thrust into a zombie scenario.
Rated 01 Mar 2007
90
96th
Yea I know, 90 seems high for a romantic zombie comedy. But this is one of the overall funnest movies I've seen. It's fun, funny, and it's got a surprising amount of heart. It's also clever as hell with an amazing satire of zombie movies and romantic comedies, while somehow being a successful zombie movie and romantic comedy itself at the same time. It's a good concept with near perfect execution.
Rated 24 Feb 2009
100
90th
An instant cult classic, I wouldn't have thought this managed to pull off both romantic comedy and zombie slasher so thoroughly; it could easily have stood up on it's own as either and is as such doubly great. The cast is perfect (I've always loved Lucy Davis unconditionally), the jokes are fresh, and while it can be blunt at times it's hard to fault it for it. Really, this might be the best zombie film I have ever seen. Very surprising. Also, Bill Nighy as a zombie.
Rated 14 Aug 2007
100
99th
One of the greatest horror comedies that I've ever seen, with excellent acting
Rated 24 Feb 2009
85
94th
Easily one of the best comedy/horror in years. Simon Pegg and Nick Frost are hilarious together and seem to feed off of one another. Ther's never a dull moment.
Rated 14 Aug 2007
97
95th
Great romantic comedy that happens to have zombies in it. The monsters are taken completely seriously, the humor comes from the people involved.
Rated 29 Mar 2008
100
99th
The perfect combination of about 4 different genres: zombie movies, romantic comedies, growing up stories, and survivor movies. This isn't just a parody of them all. In fact, it's not a parody at all. It genuinely is ALL of those movies, and it does a great job with each. If I had one complaint about this movie, it would be the size of Jessica Hynes's role. More Daisy, please!
Rated 01 Apr 2011
60
33rd
I simply can't explain it. Everything about this movie tells me that I should love it, but I don't. I don't know why . Perhaps this movie somehow falls right in my blind spot, but I really can't see what everybody else are seeing. The main characters annoy me, Pegg's Shaun is an idiot loser but in comparison Frost's Ed makes Shaun look like a bloody genius and I find myself rooting and cheering for the zombies.
Rated 20 Mar 2020
8
80th
The set-up here is brilliant, with all its sly foreshadows and that amazing one-take shot of Shaun heading to the store, and while the more straight-forward horror comedy that follows doesn't wow as much as the comedic/dramatic irony of the first act, it's always entertaining (a scene highlight: sifting through the records in the backyard), with weirdly but appreciably genuine pathos (see Ed and the cigarette in the cellar) and apocalyptic character tension (see the Winchester wars of words).
Rated 29 Jan 2007
95
97th
It's hard to deny that this is the most original film of the new millennium. It's hilarious and clever, and the concept, a mishmash of genres, plus zombies, is so incredibly fun that only someone who is completely brain dead, or hungry for brains, wouldn't love it. Awesome!
Rated 06 Oct 2009
85
93rd
Like the Coens in The Hudsucker Proxy and Miller's Crossing; Wright and Pegg understand that while a movie can be a pastiche of movies or a genre, it must work on its own merit as well. Shaun of the Dead is a great success in this regard, a funny romantic comedy that transforms by the final act into full blown horror.
Rated 02 Apr 2013
97
96th
This movie is so great! Not only is it a great comedy but it is also a fantastic Zombie movie. Let's call it a Zomedy. Simon Pegg and Nick Frost are just amazing in this film. The rest of the cast fill in just nicely. I think the way this was filmed was also great. Even watching Shaun get ready for work was interesting. A lot of wonderful little details are seen in the background showing that they put a lot of thought into small details. Just an excellent movie that everyone should watch.
Rated 30 Jan 2014
83
72nd
Enjoyed it a lot, the opening half hour in particular is a brilliant mix of deadpan and absurdity with the looming horror that takes its sweet time to become real. The rest is really funny too. What raises this film above just a comedy is the relationships and, like the other films in the trilogy, the meditations on growing up. It's great how many relationships of varying strength and turmoil the film manages to cram in and make them real enough to matter when something strains them.
Rated 22 Feb 2013
85
81st
A zombie parody that manages to be one of the most watchable zombie films ever.
Rated 08 Sep 2009
10
97th
Best comedy of the decade. Actually scratch that, one of the best films of the decade. For me this is one of the most re-watchable films out there. Due to how absurd and clever it is, I can't say much more besides brainssssssssss.
Rated 08 Apr 2008
95
98th
One of my favorite zombie movies!
Rated 20 Jan 2012
94
79th
I don't even know how many times I've seen this. Edgar Wright's first piece of work Is a real showcase. The leads fit like a glove and it does have a sense of horror and dread at times, as well has many quotable lines and scenes. The screenplay, acting, and direction and blood keep this 90 minutes worth while. Recommended for sure!
Rated 26 Jun 2011
80
78th
Not the best genre film from the United Kingdom, but even after multiple viewings since it was first released in the cinemas, this is still a great achievement, a horror comedy which is both exceptionally funny but can also be very serious, and emotionally powerful as well, within a drop of a hat. It is still a gem.
Rated 19 Jun 2010
83
84th
Pretty goddamn funny
Rated 04 Oct 2009
77
74th
"Shaun of the Dead" brings the audience on a wacky gore-filled ride, and has a magnificent way of taking a 180-degree turn on zombie flicks, making this a very funny and (dare I say it?) warmhearted event to behold.
Rated 26 Jul 2009
70
73rd
What a great movie. A perfect blend of action, comedy and drama combine to create one of the most enjoyable films of the 2000's. Pegg and Frost give delighting performances, the jokes are great and I don't think I've ever laughed as much at gore as I did during this movie. Honestly, this is just a really fun film to watch.
Rated 14 Aug 2007
90
95th
Hilarious, scary, romantic and fun. What more could you ask for?
Rated 01 Sep 2009
77
93rd
Not only is it extraordinarily funny, but the zombies (modeled in the classic Romero sense of the word) are actually scary as well, with Romero's metaphor of the inevitability of death updated to a fight against a meaningless, slacker existence. Because it succeeds as both a comedy and a horror, it may actually be one of the best zombie movies ever made.
Rated 14 Aug 2007
85
55th
So very very good. It takes the right person to appreciate this film. It takes a person with enough patience to endure a building tension...a building plot. Original, one of a kind. Wonderfully artistic, and hilarious.
Rated 24 Jan 2014
100
96th
I could watch this movie twice a year for the rest of my life and never be bored with it. The gang (Edgar Winter, Simon Pegg, and Nick Frost) endear themselves to us with their first major motion picture in the Cornetto franchise. This is an incredible addition to the zombie subgenre of films. Zombie movies themselves are a commentary on life, but this movie is not only that but also a commentary on zombie movies as a genre. The whole cast is awesome, but Nick Frost will forever be the best.
Rated 16 Jun 2010
90
78th
Delivers completely on its promises which are, well, much like those of Shaun, maybe not that much to begin with.
Rated 17 Nov 2014
88
94th
Genius movie. Both Simon Pegg and Nick Frost are fantastic in it. Brilliant humour.
Rated 18 Nov 2007
85
91st
Shaun of the Dead brings "fun" to the "funeral"! (Hahaha...)
Rated 20 May 2009
86
98th
Charismatic cast, great humor, a dash of foreshadowing...this movie had it all!
Rated 14 Aug 2007
93
96th
One of my favorite comedies.
Rated 14 Feb 2017
95
98th
The first and possibly strongest of the now heralded "Cornetto Trilogy", Simon Pegg and Edgar Wright pen a beautiful love letter to the zombie genre while telling a charming love story of their own.
Rated 03 Mar 2010
85
83rd
I should say that I'm not a zombie movie fan, I have seen a lot of zombie flicks but just not a fan. With that said this movie is hilarious. It's not a non-stop slap-stick gag riot and there are surprising moments of genuine drama that do pull at your heart strings. Predominately this is a comedy though and be prepared to laugh your ass off, especially if you enjoyed their work previous on Spaced.
Rated 27 Apr 2009
94
93rd
Is it good or bad that a spoof of zombie movies is also one of the best zombie movies ever made?
Rated 03 Jun 2013
90
82nd
a rare endeavour of zombie parody that absurdly funny and original. the movie was a breakout role for both Simon Pegg and Nick Frost and also their director Edgar Wright. they all deserved the break that they need because this is one truly great zombie spoof that filled with wits and chemistry between its cast. its refreshing to see two talented british comedian made this terrific movie with much passion and a great sense of humor.
Rated 24 Jun 2009
85
94th
Hilarious!
Rated 16 Aug 2010
100
99th
I love everything about this movie. Not only is it hilarious, but it's arguably the best zombie movie ever made. Anyone who has even the most remote interest in zombie-esque movies or comedies should watch this. In fact, if you've never seen this you should stop whatever it is you happen to be doing right now (let's be honest, probably downloading porn) and go watch this movie. You can thank me later.
Rated 04 Dec 2006
90
97th
probably the best 'genre parody' I have ever seen.
Rated 08 Jun 2012
100
98th
I can't think of a single reason not to give this 100.
Rated 21 Dec 2006
87
92nd
Hurrah. We can do it people. We can make a truly funny film that does not involve 'plucky' (HATE HATE HATE that word) Brits stripping or Richard frigging Curtis. From the people who brought you Spaced (look it up in your own time) comes Zombies and comedy together. Oh, and romance because we're not going too far from the template. Just brilliant, too many good bits to mention. F***-a-doodle do.
Rated 03 Feb 2009
100
95th
Hilarious!
Rated 04 May 2015
70
38th
It's alright, but it lacks a good deal of direction. Certainly some funny bits, but the finale loses bite when it tries to be semi-serious. At least it ends on a laugh.
Rated 27 Jan 2012
85
94th
Edgar Wright decided to win me over immediately with this film and he hasn't let go yet.
Rated 11 Apr 2010
94
80th
This is certainly the funniest Zombie film ever, and it just might be the best one. A rare film that seems to get everything right.
Rated 01 Feb 2007
84
89th
One of the best zombie movies in recent memory, this movie thinks enough of it's audience that it makes no attempt to frighten them or attempt to explain the zombification with drivel. Instead the movie focuses on being interesting, which it does marvelously.
Rated 14 Feb 2009
93
91st
fun movie to watch
Rated 14 Aug 2007
80
61st
Overcomes its title to become more than just a simple spoof of Dawn of the Dead, and becomes a satire of zombie films in general, romantic comedies, as well as being a rather effective romantic comedy/zombie film itself. Very well written and pretty funny throughout. Solid comedy and a solid flick.
Rated 14 Oct 2014
9
91st
Shaun of the Dead is one of the best British films in years and it turned the Zombie genre on it's head. Edgar Wright superbly injects life back into the washed up Zombie formulae with the genius use of British humour. Simon Pegg & Nick Frost are perfectly cast and the double act have gone to further successful collaborations with the filmmaker. The supporting cast is strong also with the addition of some fun cameos. The screenplay is genius and the quotable one liners make this so rewatchable.
Rated 02 Jul 2009
76
59th
A good script and charming characters help add to Shaun of the Dead's effect. The movie is more funny than scary, but it is funny.
Rated 20 Feb 2010
93
94th
I have an aversion to things that are Zombie-related on account of the fact that trashy people seem to think they're the bee's knees, but this movie is pretty fantastic.
Rated 31 Jan 2009
85
80th
Anything that makes me overcome my hatred for zombie movies has to be good.
Rated 30 Jul 2009
90
70th
"There is no I in team, but there is an I in meat pie."
Rated 09 Apr 2007
88
89th
A great combination of comedy and horror. It pays tribute to the Romero films while adding plenty of hilarity. Entertaining throughout!
Rated 22 Jul 2010
90
85th
This isn't a zombie movie, zombies just happen to be in it. A great comedy and a great slice of life flick. The type of movie you'd never fail to sit and watch each time it gets re-aired on TV.
Rated 21 Nov 2009
100
98th
Totally FUNNY! This movie is so fucking funny ill give it 100, only movie ill ever given 100 to.. Well, just the scene where they see the first Zombie is so hillarius.. "OMG!! She's soooo drunk hahah".. Love it.
Rated 12 May 2007
95
99th
9+ amazing :: You don't have to be into zombie movies to enjoy it, but if you're a fan of the Romero films there is a ton of stuff that you will appreciate.
Rated 19 Jul 2009
93
79th
"Shaun of the Dead" is simultaneously one of the best zombie movies I've seen, and one of the best comedies. This should not be possible. But somehow the brilliant team behind "Shaun" stayed above the level of screwball parody (with the exception of one silly scene tacked onto the very end), delivering a compelling world-gone-undead action storyline, and still packing it with an endless supply of humor. Or should I spell it "humour?" I really enjoyed this movie.
Rated 12 Jun 2009
77
92nd
One of my favourites. I agree with the other reviews but would add that it's worth watching several times.
Rated 20 Apr 2009
100
90th
Zom Rom Com? Such a great movie, hilarious from start to finish with some awesome gore.
Rated 14 Feb 2010
100
94th
Fantastic. Loved the early scenes with the carnage happening in the background with Shaun blissfully unaware. The end was a little deus ex machina, but Yvonne showing up randomly was foreshadowed and his party meeting up with hers was easy to consider as how far the joke would go. Again, fantastic movie.
Rated 05 Nov 2008
82
44th
Well, I liked it more than actual zombie movies.
Rated 10 Jan 2014
91
91st
I treat this as an extension of Spaced mostly due to the setting and characters, but it's also a brilliant parody of the best Romero zombie films (mostly) which can stand by itself without familiarity with the sense of humour. I think it also handles the more serious aspects with just the right amount of balance between drama and comedy a bit more than Wright's other output.
Rated 13 Jan 2010
100
88th
A comedy about zombies is simply pure genious, and the balance between the comedy and the horror is done so well in this movie that it deserved to have a cult following.
Rated 19 Aug 2012
92
85th
This Has Got To Be My Favorite Zombie Movie Ever!!Its Got Laughs And Blood.Its Brilliant,Very Well Done.
Rated 14 Aug 2007
90
82nd
Great through and through. I literally laughed, screamed and cried (not in that order). A must see.
Rated 08 Aug 2013
93
95th
Can't help but take my hat off to a movie that understands its genre and plays within it. Shaun's completely oblivious to the symptoms of the takeover for the first third, through clever background imagery and how engaging his everyday life is. The little things are remembered which is important with call-backs scattered throughout the script. On another note underplaying Moran, who was at the top of his game in 04 is worth a mention. Overall, a well conceptualized and carried out film.
Rated 01 Dec 2008
100
99th
Everything I had hoped from Wright, Pegg and Frost. They clearly LOVE horror movies, but with this they took the zombies into our lives. Theres so much truth in this movie... get to the pub. Simple. True. FUNNY! [SUPPORTED THEARTICALLY]
Rated 27 May 2015
100
97th
My all-time favorite zombie film, and that's pretty hard to decide! It's funny because it combines two genre's that have nothing to do with each other (Zombie Movies, Romantic Comedies) and still succeeds on so many levels!
Rated 10 Jan 2016
95
70th
Hilarious film. Well written, well acted. I think the standout of this film though is the directing/editing. The comedic timing of the editing in response to the dialogue really raised this film above what it should really have been which is a decent zombie-comedy. It's a modern classic for sure and whilst not my favourite in the cornetto trilogy, it is probably the best objectively.
Rated 12 Oct 2009
95
98th
Slowly working its way up my personal favourite list. It's not just an incredibly funny genre-spoof, but a well-written, -structured, -paced and -filmed movie in its own right.
Rated 28 Mar 2010
88
74th
A fantastic, hilarious take on the zombie genre. A must-see for anyone who loves zombie films.
Rated 01 Jun 2013
83
94th
Still as great as I remember, except now I can appreciate the references to classic horror flicks, like the resteraunt being called 'Fulci's'. Also tied with 'Land of the Dead' for the last great zombie movie. 'Claims that the virus was caused by rage-infected monkeys have been dismissed as total bullshit.'
Rated 14 Aug 2007
93
92nd
Slacker Comedy meets zombie horror flick! Wow! No really, Wow! This is a great movie. This is one of my all time favorite flicks. A must see. Simon Pegg is God.
Rated 10 Aug 2012
95
94th
Breathes new life into the zombie genre. Scary and funny, a one of a kind movie.
Rated 03 Dec 2010
83
85th
Just hilarious at certain moments. Totally unpredictable and incredibly wacky. I really love this situational humour. What to be thought of the LP-choosing-and-throwing scene. Marvelous!
Rated 14 Aug 2007
95
91st
Funny, violent and decent amounts of gore... Not much more you can ask when dealing with a Romantic Comedy... with zombies.
Rated 21 Jul 2009
58
63rd
sounded awesome, was... weak as hell. And why did it turn into a drama for 1/3 of the movie?
Rated 17 Aug 2013
88
53rd
I love the way Edgar Wright blends genres to examine relevant themes. Although the comparison of zombie to contemporary society is not new, Wright makes it entertaining and accessible.
Rated 14 Aug 2009
95
83rd
fun fun fun gore fun silly fun
Rated 26 Nov 2009
94
91st
2nd favorite comedy of the decade.
Rated 12 May 2010
100
96th
hlarious friggin hilarious. if you like zombie flicks you gotta see this one
Rated 14 Aug 2007
98
95th
Perfect in tone, timing, and gore, Shaun of the Dead is a comedic masterpiece. And a horror movie to be remembered.
Rated 13 Jul 2013
85
93rd
A fantastic mix of romance, comedy, drama and horror and a great partnership between Simon Pegg and Nick Frost.
Rated 26 Feb 2011
85
92nd
Edgar Wright sustains a narrative with plenty of gags and gore, in a very inspired parody. It's a rare kind of drop-dead-funny comedy, with bright acting and a fantastic script. A damn bloody delight.
Rated 06 Jun 2010
90
85th
Love these guys. This film is a classic. Hilarious and fun.
Rated 14 Aug 2007
72
66th
A fun zombie comedy.
Rated 22 Oct 2014
90
80th
This movie is absolutely hilarious. It is an excellent spoof on the zombie film and actually provides a few intense moments along with the laughs. A great film indeed.
Rated 12 Jan 2013
81
90th
Brilliant film, great performances from an excellent cast. Hilarious film with some great action as well. Highly recommended!
Rated 14 Aug 2007
75
77th
I've always enjoyed the zombie film in the past. This movie just took that an energized it with a very fresh perspective. Very funny and very entertaining.

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