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Critic Reviews for Carriers
This thoughtful, low-key exploration of our darker survival instincts is too conventional and unfocused to fully engage our emotions.
Put into extremely limited release by Paramount Vantage after spending years in studio lockdown, Carriers has moments of genuinely communicable horror and thus deserves better than a de facto theatrical quarantine.
It's not a film about the gradual extinction of humankind -- it's actually about the horrible demise of humanity.
A solid drama about pettiness, individualism and foolishness. [full review in Spanish]
...an awfully familiar premise that's employed to lukewarm (yet watchable) effect by filmmakers Alex and David Pastor...
Audience Reviews for Carriers
A film about survival after a viral pandemic outbreak. It was more of a drama than a horror film, so if you're expecting zombies etc, you'll be disappointed. It touches on a few issues of trust when everyone has to look out for themselves, a very bleak film overall. The cast was good and it's well made, you might just be a bit misled by how it's advertised.
After a viral pandemic wiped out the majority of mankind, four friends are crossing the USA to what they hope to be a remote former holiday resort. What easily could have been just another zombie or contagion thriller actually avoids most stereotypes in the first half and makes quite a few smart and interesting decisions. The pictures of abandoned homes and country highways are accordingly impressive. The main problem soon turns out to be that the main character is rather unlikable, which the film uses rather smartly to ask uncomfortable questions about what such a situation does to people and which decisions they would have to make. The ending is a tad anticlimactic but at least doesn't take the easy way out. So quite a recommendable take on the topic. Must see for fans of post-apocalyptic settings.
I thought Carriers was going to be a pretty cool movie. A virus has swept across America and 4 friends are trying to avoid becoming victims to the virus. It's been done before, but I still like good additions to the already overflowing amount. But Carriers isn't one of them. The actors weren't horrible but they didn't have much to work with. The dialogue was very bad and the connection between the characters was lacking. A movie like this shouldn't be boring and Carriers for me was.
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