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World War Z Reviews

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Curtis Woloschuk
Willamette Week
June 20, 2013
Hollywood executives can sleep a little easier at night, once again content in the knowledge that throwing enough money at a problem can solve it.
Full Review | Original Score: C
June 20, 2013
The last third is pretty solid, if generic, zombie horror; it's unfortunately just stuck in a clunky mess of an attempted blockbuster.
Full Review | Original Score: 2/5
Matt Donato
We Got This Covered
June 20, 2013
World War Z is rotten to the putrid core, which is amazing considering the amount of writers that had a chance to get this story right. Man, I'm not even going to bother with a zombie pun on this one.
Full Review | Original Score: 4/10
June 20, 2013
We've seen it all before and seen it done far, far better. E.g., 28 Weeks Later, the Holy Grail of the zombie-contagion genre.
Full Review | Original Score: C-
Witney Seibold
June 19, 2013
Thrilling special effects and a global scale almost make up for World War Z's perfunctory zombie movie cliches.
Full Review | Original Score: 5.5/10
Michael Burgin
Paste Magazine
June 20, 2013
The appropriation of Brooks' name and source material seems more like an attempt to manufacture buzz and fan base attendance (subsequent disappointment and rage be damned) through the most shallow, cynical means possible.
Full Review | Original Score: 5.5/10
Cameron Williams
The Popcorn Junkie
June 20, 2013
A zombie film made by a parents group. A sanitised entry into the genre to ensure that twelve year-olds can lap up the action without mum or dad having to wash their sheets in the morning
Full Review | Original Score: 1/5
Neil Pond
American Profile
June 26, 2013
Has some effective, genuinely scari-fying moments, but too often comes across as a bloated, overwrought affair too big and messy for any one movie to contain.
Ed Whitfield
The Ooh Tray
June 23, 2013
A film that cost about as much to produce as Man of Steel culminates in Brad Pitt walking along a corridor, having broken a vending machine.
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A.A. Dowd
AV Club
June 20, 2013
World War Z bucks the current trend in summer blockbusters by feeling weirdly understuffed. It's an episodic adventure without enough episodes.
Full Review | Original Score: C+
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Karen D'Souza
San Jose Mercury News
June 19, 2013
Other than the CGI eye candy, which is intense, there is little in the way of layers and complexity to this portrait of pandemonium.
Full Review | Original Score: 1.5/4
Shaun Munro
What Culture
June 6, 2013
Forster and co. have produced what just might be the dullest zombie movie ever made.
Full Review | Original Score: 1.5/5
Simon Miraudo
June 20, 2013
Totally uninvolving. Certainly the least scary zombie film I've ever seen.
Full Review | Original Score: 2.5/5
Josh Bell
Las Vegas Weekly
June 20, 2013
When the end result is so inconsistent, it's hard not to wonder how things would have turned out if the filmmakers had trusted their initial inspiration.
Full Review | Original Score: 2.5/5
Martin Tsai
Critic's Notebook
October 8, 2015
But for those A.D.H.D.-afflicted adolescents and exceptionally low-I.Q. adults, I hope you're happy with what you asked for.
Jeremy Aspinall
Radio Times
June 22, 2013
Fans keen on their zombie yarns sloshing in claret and viscera will probably feel cheated by this curiously bloodless affair ...
Full Review | Original Score: 3/5
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James Berardinelli
June 20, 2013
A letdown with a strange mixture of epic apocalyptic material and generic zombie stuff.
Full Review | Original Score: 2.5/4
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Lisa Kennedy
Denver Post
June 21, 2013
As compelling as Pitt is at reflecting the world's pain through Lane's eyes, the movie treats him too often as if he truly is the only one with loved ones to lose or a world to save.
Full Review | Original Score: 2.5/4
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Alonso Duralde
June 18, 2013
For all its effectiveness at portraying the horror of possible human extinction, the film's actual humans are so soulless that this could just as well be the movie version of the video game Plants vs. Zombies.
Phil Villarreal
June 21, 2013
Instead, what he gave us was World War Zzzzzzzzzzzzzz
Full Review | Original Score: 1/4
James O'Ehley
Sci-Fi Movie Page
June 27, 2013
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