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78
It's fun, gore-drenched, and even touching at times. All that's missing from the toothy chaos and broad comedy on display here is Dame Judi Dench and the kickass title that could have been: "The Best Necrotic Mandible Hotel."
70
Matthias Hoene's delightfully chipper film delivers, even on the “not-a-lot-more” front. He set out to make a funny, fast-moving gross-out zombie flick, nothing beyond that, and he has succeeded with style. And humor. And guts. Lots of spilling, dangling guts (and other body parts).
63
Matthias Hoene allows the cockney swears to flow as deliriously as the truly convincing blood splatter, offering a few unexpected gut-busters along the way.
63
You may protest that this is just a splattery feature-length sketch, and you'd be absolutely right. Why not have a laugh at this absurdly trite concept? I'll take the cheesy breeziness of “CVZ” over the frowny somberness of “World War Z” any day.
60
Reminders of Shaun of the Dead (2004) abound. However, an endearing cast...and a satisfying mix of gore and gorblimey charm more than compensate.
60
From the moment a pair of workmen crack open a seventeenth-century plague pit and unleash the undead, Matthias Hoene's lairy, gory zombie comedy delivers.
60
It might sound like a lazy idea for an iPhone game but a few fresh jokes and lashings of creative gore help it stand out from the shuffling crowd.
60
Much more than just a witty title, this is a very genuine, very British send-up.
50
Weightless as a bag of crisps, this matinee fare offers more laughs than scares. Its longest-lasting contribution, however, might be the cheery earworm of a fight song that plays over the end credits, infectious as a zombie bite.
40
Like Snakes on a Plane, this is a film that seems content to sit back and let the title do all the work - the flat direction does little to imbue the proceedings with any feeling of tension or surprise.
40
There's little that feels fresh, freaky or funny about one more batch of eccentric reactions to hungry corpses, one more attempt to creatively splatter, one more metaphor for zombie invasion.
40
The oldsters are feisty - a gun-totin' granny is played by Pussy Galore herself, “Goldfinger's” Honor Blackman - but the shtick's as flat as old ale. It is bookended, though, by two seriously great songs.
30
As bluntly unimaginative as its title.

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