• R, 2 hr. 5 min.
  • Horror
  • Directed By:
    Frank Darabont
    In Theaters:
    Nov 21, 2007 Wide
    On DVD:
    Mar 18, 2008
  • The Weinstein Company

Critic Review - Chicago Reader

[This] grocery-store survival drama, dominated by Marcia Gay Harden as a shrill fundamentalist, serves as a crude but effective allegory for post-9/11 America.

January 3, 2008 Full Review Source: Chicago Reader | Comments (4)
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Joshua Foster

LOL!! Allegory? for post-9/11 America? I think it plays more on the primitive mind of man and his reactions to being forced and scared into a situation of possible death and lack of civilized community. Very related to the book "Lord of the Flies." I don't really think it has much to do with terrorist attacks on a nation (which could be the creatures but far fetched) and if anything the attacks brought us together in a positive way (excluding President Bush_WACKED) instead of tearing at the very thread of humanity as **SPOILER** when they kill the boy for being part of the military.

Mar 29 - 02:33 PM

Adam Sheaffer

Adam Sheaffer

You = right

Dec 6 - 11:51 PM

Tiberiu Butuza

Tiberiu Butuza

You are absolutely right. And, by the way, the movie is based on a novella published by Stephen King in 1985, way before the 9/11... therefore how could it be called an allegory for post-9/11 America?

Apr 25 - 06:07 PM

Jonathan Orozco

Jonathan Orozco

I thought the movie was more about paranoia and when people are scared and don't know what's going on-they go to whoever for clarity, even crazy people.

Sep 23 - 05:22 PM

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