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Woody Harrelson, Jesse Eisenberg, Emma Stone, Abigail Breslin, Amber Heard ... see more see more... , Bill Murray , Derek Graf , Arly Jover , Brad Dourif , Robert Davi

A cowardly shut-in named Columbus (Jesse Eisenberg) is forced to join up with a seasoned zombie slayer named Tallahassee (Woody Harrelson) in order to survive the zombie apocalypse. As Tallahassee set... read more read more...s out on a mission to find the last Twinkie on Earth, the duo meets up with Wichita (Emma Stone) and Little Rock (Abigail Breslin), two young girls who have resorted to some rather unorthodox methods to survive amidst the chaos. Reluctant partners in the battle against the undead, all four soon begin to wonder if it might be better to simply take their chances alone. ~ Jason Buchanan, Rovi

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DVD Release Date: February 2, 2010

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  • February 10, 2010
    I havent laughed like this in a while. I just had a good time w this movie!! It was just a lot of fun!! what a move experience should be.
  • June 27, 2013
    This movie has many things I love: it's a zombie movie, it's a road movie, it's a horror comedy, it's gory, but at the same time, it has some substance, but it's not overbearing. Mostly this movie is just really fun and hugely entertaining, which is probably the most important fa... read morector. The script is decent, and contains the right amount of wit and quirk without seeming derivative. There's sone real cleverness with the title sequence and the presentation of Columbus' "rules"-they are flashy, yet remain the punctuation, not the sentence. The performances are great. Each player is perfect for their respective roles. Jesse Eisenberg rivals only Michael Cera for the king of deadpan geeky quirk. Harrelson is having the time of his life, and Stone and Breslin prove that chicks can be pretty and kick ass, too. It isn't for me as good as Romero's stuff or Shaun of the Dead, but it takes the best from each camp, and makes it into its own little thing. The wonderful not quite a surprise cameo around the middle definitely serves as the cherry on top of a beautiful mound of ice cream, but the soundtrack kicks much ass as well- especially the usage of one of my favorite songs by one of my favorite bands during the opening credits sequence.

    Obviously I recommend this movie, so do yourself a favor, and check it out. There are far worse ways to spend a night at home.
  • April 25, 2013
    Its nice to see another Zombie/Comedy film after the success of 'Shaun of The Dead'. Featuring a superb cast of Woody Harrelson, Jesse Eisenberg, Emma Stone and a fantastic cameo from *SPOILER REMOVED*. 'Zombieland' also features both creepy scenarios and nice humour. For those w... read moreho are any form of zombie fan, this is a nice guide for surviving the undead.
  • January 13, 2013
    One of the stand out movies of 2009, funny, violent, zombie filled and most of all original.
  • October 12, 2012
    "Zombieland" is a great movie with a lot of funny scenes. The pacing is perfect and the interactions between the characters will keep you engaged. One thing I particularly like is how throughout the film Columbus goes over rules on how to survive the zombie apocalypse. Double tap... read more, now that couldn't be true enough. Also gotta love Bill Murray!
  • July 30, 2012
    Great beginning that slowly turns into mush.I sat there at the beginning thinking wow this is good.Its the second half that fall flat when it changes to a boring road movie and they forget to add zombie into the second half until the ending climax!!!!!Its not all bad the 4 lead s... read moretar are great and play there role to fine comic tone.Anyone looking for shaun of the dead will be sadden...
  • July 22, 2012
    Entertaning, funny and full of gore, Zombieland is modern zombie subgenre with a charming cast and unforgettable scenes.
  • July 14, 2012
    Rules for surviving:
    #1 Cardio
    #2 Double Tag
    #3 Beware of the bathrooms
    #4 Seatbelts
    #17 Don't be a hero
    But some rules are meant to be broken...
  • March 9, 2012
    This movie completely surprised me. A lot of fun.
  • December 27, 2011
    Hilarious and violent...sounds silly, but Zombieland isn't. It's the perfect combination of both; it's a film well-done. Perfect cast of Jesse Eisenberg, Woody Harrelson, Emma Stone, Abigail Breslin, and of course the always humorous Bill Murray. Well written. Awesome action and ... read moreviolence. Great humor. A seriously a great film! One of the best comedies of 2009.

Critic Reviews

Michael Phillips
October 8, 2013
Michael Phillips, Chicago Tribune

Warts, entrails and all, I had a ball at Zombieland. It's 81 minutes of my kind of stupid. Full Review

Bruce Diones
October 8, 2013
Bruce Diones, New Yorker

Woody Harrelson has a rip-roaring time in this comic splatterfest as a redneck from hell who is out to kill zombies. It's the kind of genre acting that doesn't get much notice, but it's a gleeful ramp... Full Review

Ruth McCann
December 16, 2009
Ruth McCann, Washington Post

Wildly implausible, slightly scary and plot-lite though Zombieland is, it stands to add a few comic bons mots to popular parlance. Full Review

Cliff Doerksen
December 16, 2009
Cliff Doerksen, Chicago Reader

Scattershot but sharp, this postapocalyptic road comedy gives Shaun of the Dead a run for its money. Full Review

David Jenkins
October 9, 2009
David Jenkins, Time Out

Director Ruben Fleischer has his eyes trained on the comic jugular, and he attains an astronomical laugh count from Rhett Reese and Paul Wernickat's fizzing, pop-savvy script. Full Review

James Berardinelli
October 7, 2009
James Berardinelli, ReelViews

By the time Zombieland reached its climax, I actually cared about who lived and died, and that reaction honestly took me by surprise. Full Review

Christopher Orr
October 5, 2009
Christopher Orr, The New Republic

[E]verything Jennifer's Body was not--fast, funny, and fully aware of the obligations and opportunities inherent in the genre. Full Review

A.O. Scott
October 5, 2009
A.O. Scott, At the Movies

This movie is fundamentally empty. Full Review

Michael Ordoņa
October 2, 2009
Michael Ordoņa, Los Angeles Times

There are even a few poignant moments in the movie, but they don't get in the way of the funny, violent, zombie-killing good time. Full Review

Rick Groen
October 2, 2009
Rick Groen, Globe and Mail

At a brisk 80 minutes, the flick isn't a minute too short. Better yet, for those with a sweet fang for confections, it's far more charming than chilling and way more funny than frightening. Full Review

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    • Tallahassee: I've never been good with farewells so... That'll do, pig.
    • Tallahassee: I hate coconut! Not the taste, the consistency.
    • Columbus: Yeah, I shave every morning but sometimes by like 4:30 I'll have a thing. I mean, I know it's called a five o'clock shadow but sometimes I'll get it prematurely.
    • Columbus: Don't let them catch you with your pants down.
    • Tallahassee: Time to nutt up or shut up.
    • Tallahassee: In Mexico, you know what they call Twinkies? "Los submarinos."

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