Mixed or average reviews - based on 15 Critics

Critic score distribution:
  1. Positive: 5 out of 15
  2. Negative: 2 out of 15
  1. Reviewed by: Marc Savlov
    Jul 31, 2013
    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."
  2. Reviewed by: Jeannette Catsoulis
    Aug 1, 2013
    As subtle as its title, Cockneys vs. Zombies is mildly funny and easily likable.
  3. Reviewed by: Bill Goodykoontz
    Aug 1, 2013
    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).
  4. Reviewed by: Kyle Smith
    Aug 2, 2013
    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.
  5. Reviewed by: Ed Gonzalez
    Jul 26, 2013
    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.
  6. Reviewed by: Paul Bradshaw
    Apr 23, 2013
    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.
  7. Reviewed by: Ian Freer
    Apr 23, 2013
    Much more than just a witty title, this is a very genuine, very British send-up.
  8. Reviewed by: Nigel Floyd
    Apr 23, 2013
    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.
  9. Reviewed by: Marc Lee
    Apr 23, 2013
    Reminders of Shaun of the Dead (2004) abound. However, an endearing cast...and a satisfying mix of gore and gorblimey charm more than compensate.
  10. Reviewed by: Rob Staeger
    Jul 30, 2013
    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.
  11. Reviewed by: Joe Neumaier
    Aug 1, 2013
    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.
  12. Reviewed by: Robert Abele
    Jul 31, 2013
    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.
  13. Reviewed by: Phelim O'Neill
    Apr 23, 2013
    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.
  14. Reviewed by: Nick Schager
    Jul 31, 2013
    As bluntly unimaginative as its title.
  15. Reviewed by: Gabe Toro
    Aug 2, 2013
    As a movie, it’s quite an effects reel: Cockneys Vs. Zombies is a greatest hits package of your least demanding expectations given such a title.
User Score

Generally favorable reviews- based on 13 Ratings

User score distribution:
  1. Positive: 5 out of 6
  2. Negative: 0 out of 6
  1. Aug 4, 2013
    C Vs Zombies is funny and awesome! The story works, the gore is super geared with VFX and the comedy has a good British touch to it. The acting is epic and it is actually the best indie zombie flick in years. Full Review »
  2. Oct 23, 2013
    A pleasant surprise, ever since Shaun Of The Dead there have been a load of horror comedies that have been poor and so i was skeptical but found myself roaring with laughter. It doesn't take it's self too seriously and the old peoples home jokes never get old. P.S. a deserving send off for the late and great Richard Briers. Full Review »
  3. Oct 8, 2013
    What a brilliant zombie movie! It's witty, different, and pure fun :-P
    I enjoyed this more than several of this summers block busters.
    entertainment goes, this is pretty darn good! Full Review »