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August 22, 2015
Fun sci-fi action flick that is like a mashup of "Escape from New York" and "Mad Max". It doesn't take itself too seriously.
½ July 21, 2015
great British post - apocalyptic flick. The beginning is 'Escape From New York' middle 'Army Of Darkness' end 'Mad Max:Fury Road'. This pisses all over the mad max movie though. great action with plenty of blood and snot...loved it.
July 5, 2015
An absurd 80s homage/Frankenstei of sorts. It's got knights, Mad Max inspired hooligans, a scene of two ripped from Aliens, and a very Escape from New York and 28 Days/Weeks Later plot going on. It doesn't do any of those things better than the originals, but the fact that it manages to combine all of those elements with a reckless abandon.
June 16, 2015
Beaucoup trop de scènes sont juste piquées à d'autre films (28 jours plus tard pour l'exécution des civils, mad max pour la poursuite... etc)
dans l'ensemble c'est un très mauvais film
½ May 27, 2015
It's silly, but its silliness you warm to after the admittedly jarringly toned starter. The big criticism of the movie is its conflicted tone. On one hand, the plague devastation is played rather straight, but once you get to Glasgow its time for a party! Madness and entertainment ensues when you find the gangs, and the ending chase is just so great! The three themes of near future London, punk Glasgow and the medieval castle are distanced enough from each other that one theme never interrupts the next. Still, it makes the themes exist in their own vacuum, and the sense of urgency to escape with a cure seems to be sidelined until the final chase.

Popcorn entertainment, and makes the most of the setup for the B movie schlock. Don't expect a 28 days later style version of the plague and you are fine! not worthy of the low box office gross IMO
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
Voc v que o filme tenta ser bem produzido, mas no d, a histria bem fraca e a direo pssima...
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.
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