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Shaun of the Dead (2004) Movie Reviews

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07/26/2013 (0 of 0 found this helpful)

What's the matter? Never taken a shortcut before?

So, since The World's End is released in cinemas this week, O thought I would talk about one of my favorite director's and his awesome first film: Shaun of the Dead.

Who thought that the Three Flavors Cornetto movies would climax as one of the best trilogies of our time? That's right, I loved the World's End, but more about that later.

Shaun of the Dead mocks just about everything. Britain, tea, room mates, pubs, beer, relationships, zombies and the zombie apocalypse.
There is not a minute in this movie that goes by without some form of incorporated comedy, mainly due to the acting by Simon Pegg and Nick Frost and the direction by Edgar Wright.
These guys know how to make a movie everyone will enjoy. The movie is full of inside jokes which makes it compatible with comedy lovers' e...

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4/4 

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12/25/2012 (0 of 0 found this helpful)

Flesh-eating fun for the whole family!

What do you do when Zombies attack? Throw Sade records at them, of course and beat them off with a cricket bat!

A zombie epidemic takes over London, and recently dumped shop assistant Shaun (Simon Pegg), with his slob roommate Ed (Nick Frost) who doesn't have a job, plays video games nonstop and sells weed have to stay alive, save Shaun's mum, his ex-girlfriend and do their utmost to stop the lumbering undead from breaking through the walls of the Winchester, a local pub of questionable repute and feasting on their flesh. But Shaun, armed with a cricket bat, is determined to save the woman he loves and nothing is going to get in his way!

The plot rips along beautifully and parodies the zombie genres. Shaun's dry wit of the situation makes the viewers able to laugh so if you are look...

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3/4 

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12/21/2011 (0 of 0 found this helpful)

"Shaun Of The Dead" by Yojimbo

Ambition-free retail manager Shaun thinks that being dumped by his girlfriend is the end of the world, until next morning when he wakes up to find that the dead are walking the earth. Brought to you by the same team who brought you Spaced, Shaun Of The Dead is a knowing homage to George Romero's Dead trilogy in which a zombie holocaust is seen through the eyes of a London slacker. Much beloved by many, this film is a bit of a case of rose-tinted memories; the highlights are actually hilarious, but there are rather less of them than you'd think. In fact most of the really funny lines happen in the first half hour, before the bulk of the zombie action when the Pegg and Frost double act are in full effect. The idea does run out of steam somewhat for the final half hour but when it's funny, i...

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09/08/2011 (0 of 0 found this helpful)

Shaun of the Dead review

The story of Shaun (Simon Pegg) is a 29-year-old salesman whose life is falling apart because of a break-up between Liz (Kate Ashfield), a stressful relationship with Pete (Peter Serafinowicz) and a routine job with unruly staffs. Shaun spends his time to unwind with his good friend Ed (Nick Frost). Suddenly, people turn into zombies when they die and are seen on the news. Shaun makes an effort to save his ex., mother and friends David (Dylan Moran) and Dianne (Lucy Davis) and Ed. Some noteworthy quotes from the film: Liz – “You promised things would change.” Shaun – “I do not find it hard to keep my social life and my work life separate.” The pace of the story in the beginning was a bit dull. Some scenes were frightening and hilarious. Soundtrack incorporated on the film was clev...

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3.5/4 

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05/21/2010 (0 of 0 found this helpful)

Buy Milk. Ring Mum. Dodge Zombies

Horror and comedy are not always the most comfortable of bedfellows (Scary Movie, anyone) but over the years, a number of movies have managed to pull it off, American Werewolf In London (1981) and Evil Dead 2 (1987) instantly spring to mind. Shaun Of The Dead takes the humour to another level, lets face it, a romantic comedy with Zombies doesn't sound too appealing when you think about it but SOTD succeeds in remarkable fashion.
SOTD is not a spoof, its a full blown homage to George A Romero Zombie movies which also happens to be extremely funny, the movie doesn't poke fun at its source material, it embraces it wholeheartedly to the point where the audience cares compassionately when the characters are in danger.
There is not a piece of false writing in SOTD and all the characters are f...

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03/20/2010 (0 of 0 found this helpful)

Surprisingly a well made comedy about Zombies.

Shaun of the Dead was a breath of fresh air. The air might have had a scent of rotting flesh but it was fresh. I have found that independent films since the introduction of Clerks have been superior to the main stream. The reason for this is that they do not get caught up in big name media centered "stars". Shaun is an enjoyable two hours with enough story alone to make it viewable. Ex. The first half-hour or so, you have a wonderful story about a man who has lost his grip on the corporate ladder, had his love line cut, and has a step-dad, all while the city is dying around him. That is what the tag line says, and that is what you get. (" A romantic comedy, with zombies")This story continues even after the realization of the zombies. Ex. Now that Shaun is starting to kill the "un-dead", o...

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01/01/2010 (0 of 0 found this helpful)

Zombies, Zombies, Zombies

Shaun of the Dead was better than I thought the film was going to be, but most of the time I was bored, staring at the screen waiting for something to happen.

The story follows Shaun, a worker at an appliance store, who lives with his two roommates, a serious worker and a lazy bum. The first part of the movie is slow, showing Shaun's relationships with his girlfriend, his roommates, and his step-father. The humor for this portion of the movie is mild, but it's still there, with Shaun and his lazy roommate making quick jokes about nothing. Most of these jokes aren't memorable until after Shaun's girlfriend breaks up with him. After the break-up, the story begins to pick up. Zombies begin to take over the area and Shaun is the leader of his zombie survival group. The jokes begin to pick ...

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06/02/2009 (0 of 0 found this helpful)

A Nice Blend. Horror and Comedy Never Been Better.

One of the best comedy horror movies I've ever seen. Though you can't exactly say the comedy-horror genre exists, if it did, this bad boy would be at the top.

Simon Pegg plays Shaun, a young man doing his best to sort out his muck of a life. With a housebroken buddy breathin' down his neck, a stingy girlfriend, and a piss-off of a stepfather, he realizes he needs to organize his life in a more responsible way. It's all very hard to think through while the deceased have come back alive to eat his brains.

Simon Pegg and Nick Frost deliver an impeccable hilarity to this Zombie film, and at the same time 'Shaun of the Dead' is easy to take seriously, for the overbearing suspension it creates. 'Shaun of the Dead' IS the perfect balance of Comedy/Horror/Romance period. Would like to see m...

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4/4 

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07/26/2007 (0 of 0 found this helpful)

You've got red on you.

This movie is a brilliant take on all of the standard zombie movies. Everything that you would expect to see in a zombie film is here, and they make sure to point out all of the most obvious points. The one thing that really kicked off this movie as being a great film is that this is the survival of and every day guy. Most zombie movies show you how the zombies came to be, one of the people is a scientist, there is usually a cop that trys to maintain order and someone always has the briilliant plan of how they will survive or esacpe. This isn't the case, Shaun of the Dead starts with zombies already being in the streets, although no one really seems to pay much attention to them until its too late. Shaun and Ed are just two guys that lead average lives, and now it is up to them to find a ...

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4/4 

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