Shaun of the Dead

Shaun of the Dead

Edgar Wright (2004)

95min
15 Certificate
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Review

Our Score
Just as Londoner Shaun (Simon Pegg) decides to get his aimless life back on track, the capital becomes Zombie Central as the dead rise to eat the living. If you liked Pegg and director Edgar Wright's cult Channel 4 series Spaced, you'll enjoy this deadpan blend of undergraduate humour and hardcore horror, which ransacks George A Romero's Dead saga and virtually every Italian zombie flick for inspiration. It may seem like a one-joke conceit but you do actually care about the characters, which sustains the narrative. Shaun's mates are all played by familiar TV faces - Spaced's Nick Frost, The Office's Lucy Davis, Black Books's Dylan Moran. But the real stars are his mum, the magnificent Penelope Wilton, and stepdad, Bill Nighy, who move the splatter farce into more resonant areas. It's proof that British film comedy can work without Richard Curtis.

Summary

An unambitious 29-year-old man recently dumped and trapped in the job from hell decides to get his life back on track. Unfortunately, he has to put his plans on hold when zombies rise from their graves and stalk the streets of London to feast on the living. Comedy horror, starring Simon Pegg, Nick Frost, Kate Ashfield, Dylan Moran, Lucy Davis, Bill Nighy and Penelope Wilton.

Cast & Crew

Shaun Simon Pegg
Ed Nick Frost
Liz Kate Ashfield
David Dylan Moran
Dianne Lucy Davis
Philip Bill Nighy
Pete Peter Serafinowicz
Barbara Penelope Wilton
Yvonne Jessica Hynes
Declan Martin Freeman
Maggie Tamsin Greig
Director Edgar Wright
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Other Information

Language: EnglishColourTheatrical distributor: UIPGuidance: Violence, swearing.Available on: video, DVD and Blu-ray
Comedy Drama