The Crazies (2010)

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

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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 sane find themselves trapped: Forced to band together, an ordinary night becomes a horrifying struggle for survival as they do their best to get out of town alive.
Rating:
R (for bloody violence and language)
Genre:
Action & Adventure , Drama , Horror , Mystery & Suspense , Science Fiction & Fantasy
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Cast

Timothy Olyphant
as David Dutten
Radha Mitchell
as Judy Dutten
Christie Lynn Smith
as Deardra Farnum
Brett Rickaby
as Bill Farnum
Preston Bailey
as Nicholas
John Aylward
as Mayor Hobbs
Joe Reegan
as Pvt. Billy Babcock
Glenn Morshower
as Intelligence Officer
Larry Cedar
as Ben Sandborn
Gregory Sporleder
as Travis Quinn
Mike Hickman
as Rory Hamill
Lisa K. Wyatt
as Peggy Hamill
Justin Welborn
as Curt Hamill
Chet Grissom
as Kevin Miller
Tahmus Rounds
as Nathan
Alex Van
as Red
Tony Winters
as Town Pastor
Frank Hoyt Taylor
as Mortician Jim Finley
Justin Miles
as Scotty McGregor
Marian Green
as Mrs. McGregor
E. Roger Mitchell
as Fire Chief Tom
Michael Cole
as Site Coordinator
Mark Oliver
as Rescue Worker
Lynn Lowry
as Woman on Bike
Chris Carnel
as Car Wash Lunatic
Jimmy Waitman
as Car Wash Lunatic
Jay Pearson
as Car Wash Lunatic
Kathryn Kim
as Distraught Mom
Adam Dingeman
as Snickering Boy
Megan Hensley
as Babbling Teen
Megan Hensely
as Babbling Teen
Lori Beth Edgeman
as Distraught Mother
Ann Roth
as Distraught Woman
Michael "Mickey" Cole
as Distraught Boy
Elizabeth Barrett
as Lone Woman
Rachel Storey
as Molly Hutchins
Bruce Aune
as Newscaster
Jacqueline Sherrard
as Local Girl
Mary Lynn Owen
as Distraught Woman #2
Pierre Gagnon
as Distraught Son
Pierce Gagnon
as Distraught Son
Matthew Lintz
as Distraught Son #2
Wilbur Fitzgerald
as Distraught Husband
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Critic Reviews for The Crazies

All Critics (148) | Top Critics (38)

[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 2, 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
NPR
Top Critic

Unlike Romero's film, what's missing is a trenchant sense of connection to our historical moment.

Full Review… | March 2, 2010
Time Out
Top Critic

It's kind of crazy, but it's also pretty smart. And if your nervous system can stand it, you should see it.

March 1, 2010
At the Movies
Top Critic

The blood is certainly convincing these days, but it generally flows only in the safest and most inoffensive, uncontroversial directions.

Full Review… | February 26, 2010
Globe and Mail
Top Critic

Audience Reviews for The Crazies

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
Wahida K

Super Reviewer

½

"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

½

A well made horror remake thats tense and quite scary. In the style of horror classic such as The Texas Chainsaw Massacre its scary without blood and gore.

Directors Cat
Directors Cat

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