Pride and Prejudice and Zombies

Theatrical Release: February 5, 2016
Pride and Prejudice and Zombies


Jane Austen’s classic tale of the tangled relationships between lovers from different social classes in 19th century England is faced with a new challenge — an army of undead zombies.

Dove Review

“Pride and Prejudice and Zombies” is a movie with a title that clearly isn’t to be taken too seriously. I mean, what will it be next: “Hamlet and the Zombies?” or, “The Old Man and the Sea and the Zombies?” Jane Austen probably didn’t see this coming when she wrote her classic novel. At the same time, the movie contains very scary images, with scenes that would fit right in with “The Walking Dead.” The film contains zombies, zombies, and more zombies, and many of them with rotting flesh and gaping large holes in their heads. They like to eat gross things.

The film’s story is based in England during the 19th century, and the zombies are taking over and very fond of eating human brains. It’s hard to believe, but the movie does include some romantic scenes. If this all sounds bizarre, it is, although zombie fans might find something they like. The movie does have a creepy tone to it, with images of rainy woods and tense moments when zombies lurk nearby. However, the violence is just too gory for us to award this film our Dove “Family-Approved” Seal.

Content Description

Faith: None
Integrity: None
Sex: A few couples kiss.
Language: MG-1; H-1; Bloody H-1; Ba*tard-2; A possible "F" word (hard to distinguish); Bugger-1
Violence: A lot of violence (although some is apparently meant to be funny or exaggerated); decapitations; zombie bite wounds; blood; bloody zombies continually arrive; weapons, such as knives and swords, are used; sticks are used as weapons; stabbing and cutting of the zombies; pig brains are shown; zombie eats dead priest's brains; impaling; zombies with big holes in their heads; an exploding bridge; the burning of bodies; a lot of corpses.
Drugs: A few drinking scenes.
Nudity: Cleavage, some of it a bit strong, in several scenes; ladies put knives in their undergarments, and their thighs are visible; a statue shows male nudity from the front; frontal male nudity in what looks like a painting in the background.
Other: Several jump scenes; tension and suspense.


Company: Sony/Screen Gems
Writer: Burr Steers
Director: Burr Steers
Producer: Natalie Portman
Genre: Comedy
Runtime: 108 min.
Reviewer: Edwin L. Carpenter