The Crazies (2010)



Critic Consensus: Tense, nicely shot, and uncommonly intelligent, The Crazies is a horror remake that, unusually, works.

Movie Info

David Dutten is sheriff of Ogden Marsh, a picture-perfect American. But one night, one of them comes to a school baseball game with a loaded shotgun, ready to kill. Another man burns down his own house, after locking his wife and young son in a closet inside. Something is infecting the citizens of Ogden Marsh -- with insanity. In an effort to keep the madness contained, the government uses deadly force to close off all access and won't let anyone in or out -- even those uninfected. The few still … More

Rating: R (for bloody violence and language)
Genre: Drama, Action & Adventure, Horror, Mystery & Suspense, Science Fiction & Fantasy
Directed By:
Written By: Scott Kosar, Ray Wright
In Theaters:
On DVD: Jun 29, 2010
Box Office: $38.2M
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as David Dutten

as Judy Dutten

as Russell

as Deardra Farnum

as Bill Farnum

as Nicholas

as Mayor Hobbs

as Pvt. Billy Babcock

as Intelligence Officer

as Ben Sandborn

as Travis Quinn

as Rory Hamill

as Peggy Hamill

as Curt Hamill

as Kevin Miller

as Town Pastor

as Mortician Jim Finley

as Scotty McGregor

as Mrs. McGregor

as Fire Chief Tom

as Site Coordinator

as Rescue Worker

as Woman on Bike

as Car Wash Lunatic

as Car Wash Lunatic

as Car Wash Lunatic

as Distraught Mom

as Snickering Boy

as Babbling Teen

as Babbling Teen

as Distraught Mother

as Distraught Woman

as Molly Hutchins

as Newscaster

as Distraught Woman #2

as Distraught Son

as Distraught Son

as Distraught Son #2

as Distraught Husband
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Critic Reviews for The Crazies

All Critics (149) | Top Critics (37)

[A] respectable update.

Full Review… | January 3, 2011
Chicago Reader
Top Critic

While it loses the charm of Romero's low-budget clunkiness, it is in all other regards superior.

Full Review… | January 3, 2011
Christian Science Monitor
Top Critic

The incoherence is made all the more disappointing because Eisner displays a great deal of raw talent for the genre's tone and set pieces.

Full Review… | July 4, 2010
Top Critic

Activism-minded moviegoers will welcome the second coming of Romero's cautionary tale, but they'll have to sit through one hell of a nasty pitchfork scene to get the message.

Full Review… | February 15, 2013
Georgia Straight

Some genuinely scary scenes aren't enough to save this tired and unnecessary remake.

Full Review… | October 30, 2012
Big Hollywood

If you haven't seen that many horror films, you might find it thrilling, but for those of you who are familiar with the genre you will most likely find yourself bored, and wishing for something more original.

Full Review… | October 1, 2012

Audience Reviews for The Crazies

Enjoyed it throughout decent movie pretty obvious what would happen but not bad. Now i have to go back and watch the original, I hear its much different. Even the overall theme is different in the original than this one. Putting in my q now. Was not a bad movie. I really like timothy Olyphant. He needs to get more work!

John Manard

Super Reviewer

I must admit the Movie "The Carriers" was alot better than this one. Well actually this one was a waste of time and 3.50 Francs.

Wahida K

Super Reviewer


"THAT SHI CRAY." That was my response after watching "The Crazies". The crazies in the movie are CRAY. It's not the usual mindless zombies that we're used to; these guys are smart, use tools, communicate, and set traps. As you can imagine, you don't wanna run into these guys. There's one scene in particular that works on every level that a horror movie should (Car wash scene). Exquisitely shot and riveting. You will be tense in a number of scenes. Unfortunately, the rest seems like a big ball of mash that seems sloppily put together.

Albert Kim
Albert Kim

Super Reviewer

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