Entertainment Weekly

Subscribe

Stay Connected

Subscribe

Advertise With Us

Learn More

Skip to content

Article

Zombieland

Posted on

Zombieland, Jesse Eisenberg, ... | THEY SHOOT ZOMBIES, DON'T THEY? Jesse Eisenberg and Woody Harrelson are gunning for action in Zombieland
Glen Wilson

Zombieland

type:
Movie
Current Status:
In Season
mpaa:
R
runtime:
82 minutes
Wide Release Date:
10/02/09
performer:
Abigail Breslin, Jesse Eisenberg, Woody Harrelson, Emma Stone
director:
Ruben Fleischer
distributor:
Sony Pictures Entertainment
author:
Rhett Reese, Paul Wernick
genre:
Horror, Comedy

We gave it a B

Zombieland isn’t the first film to riff on the undead. Edgar Wright’s Shaun of the Dead beat it by five years?and did it a whole lot better. But this ripsnorting road movie is still a yukfest in every sense of the word. Mostly, it’s because of the mischievous twinkle in Woody Harrelson’s eyes as his armed-to-the-teeth redneck survivor of the zombie plague saddles up with a nerdy loner (Adventureland‘s one-note Eisenberg) and a pair of crafty gal con artists (Emma Stone and Abigail Breslin) to outrun the flesh-eating horde. If all of the flick’s grue and gore puts you off, stick with it. There’s a priceless celebrity cameo toward the end that’s easily worth the price of a rental alone. The only EXTRA worth mentioning is a busy audio commentary that, frankly, would’ve been better if it had more of Harrelson and less of everyone else. B

See all of this week’s reviews

Comments