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Shaun of the Dead

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7.91 h 39 min2004X-RayHDRUHD15
When Liz dumps him, Shaun finally decides to get his life in order. He must win back the heart of his girlfriend, repair his relationship with his mum and face up to the responsibilities of adulthood. Unfortunately, The Dead are returning to life and attempting to eat the living. For the newly inspired Shaun, this is just another obstacle.
Directors
Edgar Wright
Starring
Rafe SpallDylan MoranPenelope Wilton
Genres
ComedyHorror
Subtitles
English [CC]
Audio Languages
English
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Supporting actors
Lucy DavisKate AshfieldNick FrostBill NighyPeter SerafinowiczSimon PeggJessica Stevenson
Producers
Nira Park
Studio
Focus Features
Content advisory
Violencesmokingsexual contentfoul languagealcohol use
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4.7 out of 5 stars

3308 global ratings

  1. 82% of reviews have 5 stars
  2. 11% of reviews have 4 stars
  3. 4% of reviews have 3 stars
  4. 1% of reviews have 2 stars
  5. 2% of reviews have 1 stars
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ab..cReviewed in the United Kingdom on 28 July 2020
5.0 out of 5 stars
just all round enjoyable!
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* Synopsis

A group of three men share a house in London. Shaun ( Simon Pegg) works in an electrical store, another in the office environment, the other (Nick Frost) just play computer games. Shaun is bungling along making mistakes with everyone. The situation begins to change around him without his noticing. When resting a female enters his back garden, and is impaled on a garden ornament, but continues to attack him. What happens next?

* Comment

The UK film has a great comedic engine that drives the film forwards. It's clearly organised and interesting. The social connections all link up together and without little excess. It's great that the lead loves his mum, as you don't see this often in movies. The bungling character becomes transformed into a saving hero as he finds how to cope with what's being thrown towards them all as he leads the six through a survival maze. I have seen this many times and it enjoyable and lighthearted. This film on its release had a reputation that it was made for £50K budget, why this rumour was doing the rounds I don't really know.
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JoadkaReviewed in the United Kingdom on 11 June 2020
5.0 out of 5 stars
Watch it.
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I collect DVDs of my favourite films. I like Simon Pegg and Nick Frost. They seem funny, creative guys on my wavelength. They also seem to want to recreate different classic genres, so this is their take on zombie movies - a homage to George Romero. I know they made it on a shoestring budget, but it’s none the worse for that. The plot is filled with funny stuff that appeals to my sense of humour. I think my favourite sci-fi is Paul, which as it was filmed in America, evidently had a bigger budget. (I guess Simon and Nick were getting better known). But this film is home grown and quirky, and really worth watching. Watch it, you won’t be disappointed.
2 people found this helpful
Abdulla M. Al QasimReviewed in the United Kingdom on 31 July 2011
4.0 out of 5 stars
I'll Stop Doing it When You Stop Laughing!
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I first saw this movie on my honeymoon in a resort... yeah not exactly the most romantic movie to see whilst on a honeymoon, I know. This is the movie that got me switched on to the whole Simon Pegg and Nick Frost combo (having never seen the so much talked about Spaced). I have to admit that I bought the DVD because I was feeling a bit nostalgic.

This movie is a comedy / horror movie (weird combo) but trust me it does work... I find the comedy style in most Simon Pegg movies to be refreshing and somewhat subtle when compared to the in your face slapstick Hollywood comedic styles. Come to think of it there is a bit carried over from this movie to the movie [[ASIN:B000YGHBZC Hot Fuzz [DVD]]].. the morning sequence (where Shaun gets up in the morning and goes through his daily rituals in fast sequence of shots) and Ed's `Yeah Boooyyyyyyy!' Not that it takes anything away from either of the two movies. I tend to find [[ASIN:B000YGHBZC Hot Fuzz [DVD]]] funnier than this one, but this is still a funny movie.

I have to agree with the other reviews when they say that there are scenes with quite a bit of realistic gore in them that might make people cringe. Also, there is slight amount of profanity in the movie... but it shouldn't be too much of a problem as the kids will not be around to watch this one for sure!

All in all a funny movie with a change from American style comedies and it kind of has a compromise ending in the end where it isn't the happiest ending in the world, but at least everyone is sort of happy where they are!
3 people found this helpful
Amazon CustomerReviewed in the United Kingdom on 07 December 2018
5.0 out of 5 stars
Clever zombie comedy
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A good, clever comedy in the best style of Edgar Wright. It went much darker and had more "sad" moments that I expected it to, but still, I quite enjoyed it. I think the jokes are on point and the stupidity of some actions make it more realistic :D Though Hot Fuzz is, in my not-so-humble opinion, much better regarding the plot, the ending and the characters overall. However, if you want a SMART American comedy (with a minimum number of fart jokes), this is a good place to start.
P.S. the camerawork is SPECTACULAR, as expected.

Overall: 9/10
JONATHAN O'CONNORReviewed in the United Kingdom on 03 July 2020
5.0 out of 5 stars
Just brilliant.
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A hysterically funny film with tons of bonus features. It's just a pity the picture isn't cleaned up any better/clearer than the dvd version.
BrunsReviewed in the United Kingdom on 05 April 2021
5.0 out of 5 stars
A Brilliant Film
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This is certainly a film I would recommend. It is the best apocalypse film I have watched, and is certainly a great comedy.
Denis G.Reviewed in the United Kingdom on 19 May 2022
5.0 out of 5 stars
Very funny
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Brilliant movie. Well on its way to being a cult classic. A definite must have. Highly recommended.
Ian MouldReviewed in the United Kingdom on 31 July 2019
5.0 out of 5 stars
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What a great film, Pegg & Frost at their best. Really funny but full of action
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