Glen Wilson
Chris Nashawaty
January 27, 2010 AT 05:00 AM EST

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

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