The Rotten Tomatoes and Metacritic critic scores for Zombieland: Double Tap have been released.
The Rotten Tomatoes Tomatometer score currently sits at 77% from 43 reviews.
The average rating is 6.35 out of 10. It has 33 “Fresh” reviews and 10 “Rotten” reviews.
Here’s what the critics are saying:
Monica Castillo at TheWrap gives the film a “Fresh” rating. She writes, “Their adventures take on delicious new turns but never stray too far from the original idea of what it means to be a family when most of humanity has turned into brain-eating corpses.”
Joshua Rothkopf at Time Out gives the film a 3 out of 5. He writes, “Heroically, Double Tap’s new actors, rare though they are, save it from being completely brain-dead.”
Soren Andersen at the Seattle Times gives the film a 3 out of 4. They write, “It’s a sequel without equal in the annals of zom-com cinema.”
Rafer Guzman at Newsday gives the film a 2.5 out of 4. He writes, “The movie’s humor is never mean-spirited or partisan, and most people will leave the theater reasonably entertained and unoffended. Unless they’re zombies.”
Benjamin Lee at The Guardian gives the film a 2 out of 5. He writes, “At a relatively brief 99 minutes, Zombieland: Double Tap doesn’t provide one with anywhere near enough time to figure out exactly why Zombieland: Double Tap exists.”
Kate Erbland at IndieWire gives the film a C+. She writes, “After 10 years of anticipation, it would have been nice to see a zombie movie with more on its mind than the same goofy undead routine.”
The Metacritic Metascore for Zombieland: Double Tap sits at 55 from 16 reviews.
It received 6 positive reviews and 10 mixed reviews.
Here’s what the critics on Metacritic are saying:
Simon Thompson at IGN gives the film an 80. He writes, “Zombieland: Double Tap is a riot, and a lot of that is due to Zoey Deutch and her character, Madison. While it doesn’t quite achieve classic status in its own right, when it comes to sequels that do the original film justice, it is up there. It’s worth the wait, your time and your money.”
Leah Greenblatt at Entertainment Weekly gives the film a 75. She writes, “For all the flying intestines and skulls that split open like past-due melons, Double Tap has another squishy organ at its center: a big, goofball heart.”
John DeFore at The Hollywood Reporter gives the film a 70. He writes, “Rounding up all the original’s stars and throwing several more surviving human characters into the mix, the pic is plenty entertaining for those of us who, paradoxically, find zombies comforting in dark times.”
Michael Phillips at the Chicago Tribune gives the film a 63. He writes, “Everyone on screen is good enough to do this sort of thing in their sleep, which isn’t to say Harrelson, Eisenberg, Stone, Breslin and Deutch laze through the assignment. The first “Zombieland” remains director Fleischer’s best movie by a mile; this one acknowledges, brazenly, the familiarity of it all.”
Neil Smith at Games Radar gives the film a 60. He writes, “Gore and guffaws go hand in weapon-wielding hand in a belated follow-up that struggles to replicate the original’s winning formula.”
Chris Hewitt at Empire gives the film a 60 as well. He writes, “It’s often enjoyable, occasionally very funny, and has an energy and verve sorely lacking from Fleischer’s last few films. So, while it’s simply, plainly, not as good as the first movie, Zombieland is no longer the odd one out on Fleischer’s CV.”
Katie Rife at AV Club gives the film a 50. She writes, “Unfortunately, the decade that passed between the two films was long enough for the approach to grow tiresome.”
Peter Debruge at Variety gives the film a 50. He writes, “Humor turns every kill into a sick punchline, and while the writers do a fine job of making them funny, like macabre cartoons in which Wile E. Coyote can rebound from unthinkable injuries, the movie’s tone negates a fundamental respect for human life.”
Tim Robey at The Telegraph gives the film a 40. He writes, “Though it coasts on some wildly uneven star charisma, there’s nothing particularly objectionable about Double Tap, finally. It’s fine? It’s just a time-killer we didn’t much need, a decade after we hardly needed the first one.”
Box Office Expectations
My source tells me that Sony expects Zombieland: Double Tap to earn $35 million in its opening weekend at the domestic box office. They expect it to earn $80 million total.
Box Office Pro originally predicted back in August that the film would earn between $24 and $34 million in its opening weekend.
However, in their most recent projections they predict the film will only make between $24 and $29 million in its opening weekend.
The original film had a $24.7 million opening weekend according to Box Office Mojo. It would earn $75.5 million at the domestic box office and $102.3 million worldwide.
Zombieland: Double Tap stars Jesse Eisenberg as Columbus, Woody Harrelson as Tallahassee, Emma Stone as Wichita, Abigail Breslin as Little Rock, Zoey Deutch as Madison, Rosario Dawson as Nevada, Bill Murray as Bill Murray, and Dan Aykroyd as Dan Aykroyd.
The film hits theaters on October 18, 2019.
Do you plan on seeing Zombieland: Double Tap?