“ZOMBIELAND has its tongue planted firmly in its rancid cheek while still delivering the visceral goodies.”
Hollywood Reporter - Michael Rechtshaffen (09/25/2009)
“Eisenberg’s often inspired neurotic dithering recalls the likes of early Gene Wilder, while Harrelson again proves himself an actor willing to go out on any limb...”
Variety - Dennis Harvey (09/27/2009)
"This road movie/horror flick/dark comedy/earnest romance/action film hybrid laces a gentle drollness through all the bloody mayhem....Mostly, it's just wicked fun."
USA Today - Claudia Puig (10/02/2009)
4.5 stars out of 5 -- "[I]t is very funny, reaching comic perfection when Bill Murray pops up to play himself in a truly inspired cameo."
Box Office - Pam Grady (09/30/2009)
"[T]he filmmakers sustain an impressively high level of sillinesss....The cast sinks its teeth into juicy material with steadfast zest."
Wall Street Journal (10/02/2009)
3 stars out of 4 -- "The filmmakers show invention and well-tuned comic timing..."
Chicago Sun-Times - Roger Ebert (10/02/2009)
"There are plenty of exploding heads, sure, but while there are a number of gross-outs and jolts in it, ZOMBIELAND is mostly about character-based laughs."
Los Angeles Times - Michael Ordona (10/02/2009)
"[I]t focuses on the comic possibilities of four misfits indulging their most cherished fantasies under the bleakest circumstances imaginable....The filmmakers get a lot of mileage out of Harrelson's amusingly over-the-top means of dispatching the undead..." -- Grade: B+
A.V. Club - Nathan Rabin (10/01/2009)
3 stars out of 4 -- "Director Ruben Fleischer mixes fright and slapstick with bloody glee."
Rolling Stone - Peter Travers (10/15/2009)
"At the bone, ZOMBIELAND is a polished, very funny road picture...starring four likable actors..." -- Grade: B+
Entertainment Weekly - Lisa Schwarzbaum (10/09/2009)
3.5 stars out of 5 -- "A perfect mix of comedy, horror, and action, making it the most innovative and enjoyable zombie movie since SHAUN OF THE DEAD."
4 stars out of 5 -- "ZOMBIELAND is about as much fun as you can have at the end of the world....Rarely has a post-apocalyptic flick been so appealingly unhinged in its pursuit of pleasure."
Total Film - Kevin Harley (02/23/2010)