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May 22, 2015
A good start but a pitiful finish leads doomsday to be another forgettable virus flick. The villains were pretty creepy though
May 20, 2015
Still in the top 10 list.
May 18, 2015
So someone decided to remake 'Mad Max' with a dash of 'Killer Plague' and 'Medieval Times'... WHY!? And why do post apocalyptic survivors always turn into crazy punk rockers?!
May 4, 2015
It is extremely unfulfilled with the latest technology and no real answer!
Super Reviewer
May 3, 2015
A deadly virus appeared in Scotland killing millions. UK government had no choice but to completely isolate Scotland by destroying all access points and leaving the inhabitants to die. A little Scottish girl was rescued before the final quarantine, 27 years later, she became a top soldier. The deadly virus appeared in UK once again, it is up to a team of experts to go inside Scotland to find a cure, or die trying.

Possibly one of the weakest Marshall films. He drew his influence from many science fiction films such as Mad Max, 28 Days Later, Omegaman, etc. Some parts worked well, some parts didn't. I enjoyed the fights and costumes but to see Scottish people regress to Feudal society was a bit silly. I like how realistic (in terms of the setting of the film) it was but it failed to present a well sounded narrative.
½ April 4, 2015
I wish I could give it a zero. crap script.
March 4, 2015
The problem with doomsday is that while it is a fun flick you can heavily see the influences of other films from the post apocalyptic genre.
January 27, 2015
So much wasted potential..
Super Reviewer
January 2, 2015
A decent action packed movie with inspirations from Mad Max , 28 Days Later , Escape from NY etc. A virus on the loose and now a special force must deal with it.. I have seen so many of these movies and they are quite fun to watch. Low budget ones with alot of violence.. enjoy
½ November 20, 2014
Awesome movie. Gore, blood, action, and heads flying galore. This movie pays tribute to 80s post-apocalyptic films such as Escape from New York and Road Warrior. It knows what it is and doesn't take itself too seriously.
½ October 5, 2014
The British Mad Max!
½ September 27, 2014
A movie with some identity issues but overall enjoyable.
September 26, 2014
It's an ultra violent imitation, but one so fast paced and filled with carnage that those seeking high octane thrills may find pleasures.
½ September 8, 2014
Você vê que o filme tenta ser bem produzido, mas não dá, a história é bem fraca e a direção é péssima...
½ September 6, 2014
What begins as a decent enough concept - a lethal virus decimates the Scottish population, forcing the government to close its borders - descends fairly rapidly into a pointless exercise in style over content.

The film has a somewhat promising beginning, with its chilling shots of the deserted streets of Scotland, and its representation of a government unwilling to help those in need. It also creates a disturbing portrayal of the remaining population, showing their descent from humanity into barbarity, murder and cannibalism. However, director Neil Marshall injudiciously pushes these elements of the plot to one side, making room for a monotonous string of car chases and battle sequences, hindered further by Marshall's poor dialogue read by a collection of flimsy actors, save for Bob Hoskins and Craig Conway who give fine performances.

One should not dismiss the film entirely, as the plot is interesting, and there is a handful of scenes that make the film interesting. It's just a shame that Marshall allowed his Hollywood action-flick notions to get the better of him, resulting in a film that fails to accommodate its great potential.
½ September 5, 2014
The film is about a deadly virus is found in Scotland on April 3rd 2008. In order to contain the virus they build a huge wall around the country; no one gets in and no one gets out. Twenty-five years later the virus resurfaces outside the wall, but this time they have another plan. Break into Scotland, find a cure and bring it out. The only problem is that Scotland is now inhabited by punk rocker cannibals and fierce knights on horseback. One woman enforcer goes in to kick some ass. This movie is crazy, over the top, out of it's mind crazy. The action was shot well in some scenes and are main hero of the film was bad-ass.
August 15, 2014
Akin to the psycho crazy films of the early 80's.
July 31, 2014
This was a pathetic rip off of Escape From NY, Road Warrior and, apparently 28 Days Later (I'll go BARELY on that last one). Two wasted hours if you ask me.
July 24, 2014
Interesting how it starts out as a documentary. Reminds me of the madmax movies. Rhona plays a badass girl like Kate Beckinsale does in the Underworld movies. Has some high-paced action which helps.
July 23, 2014
Too much profanity, otherwise pretty much action and hints of intelligence were packed into this film
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