Kid reviews for Shaun of the Dead

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Common Sense says

age 15+

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Parents say

age 13+

Based on 48 reviews

Kids say

age 13+

Based on 154 reviews

age 15+

Really great film!

This is a really great film! I thoroughly enjoyed it and it was really funny as well! It had a bit of gore but that wasn’t until near the end. And the plot was unexpected but still funny. I enjoyed watching it and I highly recommend to those who enjoy comedy :)

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Too much violence
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age 16+

A zombie thriller that packs in everything: fantastic, hilarious, and well-written humor, likeable characters, compelling drama, good bits of horror, and a sprinkle of social commentary delivered with over-the-top gore and quite a lot of swears.

Shaun of the Dead is a 2004 horror comedy directed by Edgar Wright and starring Simon Pegg, Kate Ashfield, Nick Frost, Lucy Davis, Dylan Moran, and Bill Nighy. Language(5/5): The film is pretty frequently profane throughout, with 62 uses of "f**k", 8 uses of "s**t" and "hell", 6 uses of "Chr**t", 5 uses of "J*s*s" and "G**", 4 uses of "c**k", "tw*t", and "pr**k", 2 uses of "f*g", "w**ker", "bo**ocks", "pi**ock", "piss", and "bloody", and 1 use of "c**t", "a**hole", "t*t", "j*ck-off", "ar*e", "bastard", and "buggered". Ed, who is white, uses the n-word once as a greeting to his friends while they are being chased by zombies. Some might be offended, but the scene is humorous in context as he says the joke at the worst time possible which creates a really awkward reaction from his friends before they immediately start killing zombies again. A couple fart jokes. Sex(1/5): One zombie is nude but only shown from the waist up. Ed uses "gay" as a derogatory term ironically when Shaun expresses love for his girlfriend a few times. Ed says "your mom asked about eating me out tonight" to anger Shaun. Shaun jokingly refers to Ed as "babe" after denying that they are boyfriends. A couple of mild innuendos. Drinking, Drugs, And Smoking(3/5): Ed is revealed to have sold marijuana in the past for money. There are several scenes of characters drinking, and Shaun and Ed get very drunk after Shaun's break-up, being shown to drink over a dozen drinks between the two of them and having a rough hangover afterward at their house. Frequent cigarette smoking throughout. Violence(5/5): Many scenes of over-the-top gory zombie violence, although it only gets excessive at the end. Zombies are shown interacting with many people but they are oblivious to realize they're monsters, even slipping through blood and seeing blood-stained handprints and footprints around town. A zombie is thrown onto a pipe that stabs through her stomach, spurting blood. She gets back up with a hole in her stomach visible and the duo looking disgusted as they plan to murder the zombies with albums, which dent up the zombies but don't kill them, decapitating their limbs and taking out an eyeball. They then get a shovel and more blunt objects and kill them offscreen, with the shovel being stained with blood. They get into a car and run over a few and pick up Shaun's parents, where his step-father is bitten in the shoulder and is shown with blood spewing and his hand getting stained by trying to stop the bleeding. One zombie is stabbed with a tetherball pole through a tree and has blood leaking onto the ground. Near the end of the film, the violence gets quite chaotic. David starts freaking out after they've managed to find shelter in the Winchester pub and starts getting violent with the group. (SPOILER ALERT) Diane's mom is revealed to have been bitten, and as Shaun laments about her death, David intervenes and tries to shoot her, knowing she'll be a zombie soon. Shaun refuses and pulls the gun on him before the group smashes bottles and glasses and hold them up to each other as a threat. Shaun's mom does become a zombie, and Shaun shoots her in the face after she lunges toward them, with blood coming out the back of her head. Immediately in a jumpscare, a zombified store owner jumps out of nowhere with an alcohol bottle stuck in his bloodied neck. The group then grab a bunch of pool pokers and beat the zombie to death with them, with minimal blood seen. Shaun shoots many zombies in the arms, face, eye, and forehead, with blood spewing out each time. David is then captured by the zombies, and Mary follows in to save him and dies offscreen. David isn't so lucky, with the zombies ripping off his shirt and ripping his insides out, with chunks of blood spewing out his left and a giant cord of intestines, his spine, and his heart are whacked out and thrown into the crowd before his arms and legs are torn off as well, him screaming in pain the whole time. Ed is bitten in the neck, shoulder, and stomach, and hobbles around with blood leaking out of him the whole time as he is sure to become a zombie soon enough. After finally finding solace in the cellar after distracting the zombies with a fire in the pub, Shaun, Ed, and Liz all consider suicide before being killed by the zombies. However, Shaun and Liz make it out okay and get up to the surface before the military teams swarm in to dispose of the zombies, with lines of them being gorily massacred by machine guns and others being run over by trucks with their heads and backs breaking off. Ed is alive at the end but reduced to a zombie to play video games with Shaun like before. (SPOILERS OVER) Hoards of zombies are shown throughout, most with white eyes, bloodied shirts, and some with missing limbs. Some jumpscares. Occasional slapstick comedy. Most of the violence is darkly funny but still graphic. Positive Messages: Positive Role Models and Representations Highlights: Ed's oneliners, the characters, the balance in genres, the fence gag, the writing and callbacks, the social commentary, the ending sequence Lowlight: N/A Quality(opinionated): (My rating) Rated R For strong language throughout and bloody monster violence.

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Too much violence
Too much swearing
age 11+
Great horror show with comedy recommend
age 11+
Great horror show with comedy recommend
age 10+

This title has:

Too much violence
Too much swearing
Too much drinking/drugs/smoking
age 14+
Brilliant movie i just have a problem with the fact that a white man said the N word and the fact that you see another mans guts being ripped out

This title has:

Too much violence
Too much swearing
age 14+

So funny

So I watched this movie it was funny the humor may not be funny to some but it was funny also very bloody tons of blood biting wounds a few gunshots and a really cool looking person being ripped to pieces
age 13+

Shaun of the dead

This is a well-made film and zombie fans will really like this film.

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Too much violence
Too much swearing
age 12+

One gory scene

A good movie with only one really gory scene, lots of language though.

This title has:

Too much violence
Too much swearing
Too much drinking/drugs/smoking
age 12+

Pretty good movie. Not scary, even for someone like me.

Pretty good movie, decently funny. Most 12+ year old's would be able to handle it, language and violence wise. Im a huge wimp for horror, never understood it, never enjoyed it, never indulged in it, main reason being I found them scary. The worst fear you will get from this movie is jump scares so Its not really scary. Also its got some funny parts