World War Z Reviews

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Chris Stuckmann
ChrisStuckmann.com
April 23, 2015
It's actually quite remarkable this movie turned out even remotely good, considering the horrendous production reports and the reshooting of the entire last act.
Full Review | Original Score: B
Tom Glasson
Concrete Playground
March 23, 2015
Action trumps horror in this fast-paced zombie thriller.
Full Review | Original Score: 4/5
Raam Tarat
Future Movies UK
February 7, 2014
The film works mainly on the performances of Pitt, and a strong ensemble cast that lend some credibility to a somewhat disjointed script.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/5
Bryan Bishop
The Verge
January 22, 2014
World War Z is a string of unrelenting, harrowing sequences that continually manage to top one another.
Jordan Hiller
Bangitout.com
December 31, 2013
Danny Boyle (28 Days Later) and Edgar Wright (Shaun of the Dead) did so much more with less nearly a decade ago.
Full Review | Original Score: 2.5/4
Wesley Lovell
Cinema Sight
December 15, 2013
There are two distinct films here and both are successful on their own terms, but more gritty survivalist story over world-spanning question resolution would have been preferable.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/4
Calum Marsh
Film Comment Magazine
December 13, 2013
That it never quite coheres is the point.
Ian Berriman
SFX Magazine
October 18, 2013
Despite all appearances, World War Z isn't really a zombie movie. It's a disaster movie, one in which the agent of apocalypse just happens to be walking (and running) human corpses, rather than glaciers or a meteor strike.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/5
Jeremy Lebens
We Got This Covered
September 24, 2013
World War Z is a surprisingly entertaining, yet slightly generic zombie picture that shows promising scope and globe-trotting action, but suffers from too many genre cliches.
Full Review | Original Score: 3.5/5
Fred Topel
CraveOnline
September 17, 2013
I always hate the shaky camera style but I think Marc Forster is better at it than Paul Greengrass. It's his editing... I guess I just speak Forster.
Full Review | Original Score: 7.5 out of 10
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Christy Lemire
ChristyLemire.com
August 8, 2013
As both thrilling spectacle and escapist summer entertainment, World War Z is enormously effective, with Brad Pitt at the center hopscotching the globe in search of the origin of a zombie apocalypse.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/4
Eric Melin
Scene-Stealers.com
July 22, 2013
The ultimate strength of World War Z is its ability to consistently create ticking-clock situations for its characters after laying out very specific parameters.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/4
Michael A. Smith
MediaMikes
July 20, 2013
Carried by Pitt's performance, "World War Z" is a sometimes intense story of the rise of the undead.
Full Review | Original Score: 3.5/5
Garry McConnachie
Daily Record [UK]
July 18, 2013
Despite speculation predicting an on-screen disaster, this is a rather thrilling and fun big-budget zombie film let down by the re-shot finale.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/5
Lori Hoffman
Atlantic City Weekly
July 12, 2013
World War Z is often suspenseful and exciting even in the midst of clashing cinematic styles that were often incongruous but somehow come together eventually.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/4
Greg Maki
Star-Democrat (Easton, MD)
July 11, 2013
... Somehow ends up being an effective action-thriller.
Full Review | Original Score: B
Sam Adams
Philadelphia City Paper
July 4, 2013
The movie fares best in its quiet moments, between Pitt and wife Mirelle Enos, or in a climax set in the antiseptic maze of a Cardiff science lab.
Full Review | Original Score: B+
Mark R. Leeper
Mark Leeper's Reviews
July 3, 2013
An intelligent Zombie Apocalypse film, starring Brad Pitt no less. Boy, I sure did not see that one coming.
Full Review | Original Score: 7/10
James Kendrick
Q Network Film Desk
July 1, 2013
the film's best thrills almost always rely on the terror of space rapidly collapsing, leaving you no place else to run-the very essence of panic, which is the film's primary emotional register
Full Review | Original Score: 3/4
Jay Antani
Cinema Writer
June 30, 2013
Pitt's soulful performance lends World War Z real heart and strength.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/4
James O'Ehley
Sci-Fi Movie Page
June 27, 2013
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