Zombieland (2009): A Great Films mini-review

Zombieland Movie Poster


Ruben Fleischer



A shy student trying to reach his family in Ohio, and a gun-toting tough guy trying to find the Last Twinkie and a pair of sisters trying to get to an amusement park join forces to travel across a zombie-filled America.


Zombieland is easily one of the funniest films to have come out of the 2000s. The film, a mix of horror and comedy directed by Ruben Fleischer, deftly mixes those two genres into a story that is entertaining, light, and highly enjoyable. Starring the foursome of Jesse Eisenberg, Woody Harrelson, Emma Stone, and Abigail Breslin, as well as a hysterical cameo from comedy legend Bill Murray, the movie flows briskly throughout its ninety-minute runtime with a script that is intelligent, tight, and full of wit and hilarity. Zombieland’s greatest accomplishment, however, is the incredible chemistry between its four stars. We do not doubt for a moment that these actors are in the midst of a zombie apocalypse that has wrecked havoc across the United States; the banter between Eisenberg’s Columbus and Harrelson’s Tallahassee is something that I particularly get a thrill out of. Add to that the expertly-done action scenes as well as the lively soundtrack and what you get is one of the 2000s’ best comedies.

Favorite Scenes: (Spoiler Alert!)

  • The opening scenes
  • The group meets Bill Murray
  • The group visits the Native American store
  • The carnival scenes
  • The closing scenes

Outstanding performances:

  • Jesse Eisenberg (as Columbus)
  • Woody Harrelson (as Tallahassee)
  • Emma Stone (as Wichita)
  • Abigail Breslin (as Little Rock)


1 hour and 28 minutes




Comedy / Horror

13 thoughts on “Zombieland (2009): A Great Films mini-review

      1. Yes, we are going to have to watch it again when she gets back from her mother. The only bit she has issue with is the clown zombie.

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