Ruben Fleischer (2009)

15 Certificate
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Our Score
In director Ruben Fleischer's fitfully funny and splatter-filled road movie, fearful neurotic Columbus (Jesse Eisenberg), gung-ho cowboy Tallahassee (Woody Harrelson) and two con-artist sisters (Emma Stone, Abigail Breslin) form a reluctant alliance on a post-apocalypse Earth overrun by zombies. Their blackly comic story is padded out with flashbacks as they head for the refuge of a Californian amusement park, with Columbus's list of 47 survival rules - including "Don't be a Hero", "Check Car Back Seats" - cutely annotated on screen. Not a lot happens en route, but when it does, there's gory mayhem. It's slick, glossy and engaging, if nowhere near as clever as Shaun of the Dead (a clear influence for the director). The most inspired section is when the quartet settles in the Beverly Hills house of Tallahassee's hero Bill Murray, who appears in an extended cameo sending up his career.


A mutated virus sweeps across America, turning most of the population into hideous flesh-eating zombies. A hard-drinking fearless adventurer leads a small band of young survivors on a perilous journey through the wasteland in search of a safe haven. Comedy horror, with Woody Harrelson, Jesse Eisenberg, Emma Stone and Abigail Breslin.

Cast & Crew

Tallahassee Woody Harrelson
Columbus Jesse Eisenberg
Wichita Emma Stone
Little Rock Abigail Breslin
406 Amber Heard
Bill Murray Bill Murray
Clown zombie Derek Graf
Victim in bathroom Mike White
Director Ruben Fleischer
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Other Information

Language: EnglishColourTheatrical distributor: SonyGuidance: Violence, swearing, drug abuse.Available on: DVD and Blu-rayReleased on: 2 Oct 2009
Comedy Drama