Critics Consensus

Extinction has a few intriguing ideas, but they -- and some game performances from its talented stars -- are lost in the movie's muddled plot and frustrating pacing.



Total Count: 10


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For nine years, Patrick (Matthew Fox), Jack (Jeffrey Donovan) and his daughter Lu (Quinn McColgan) have outlasted the zombie apocalypse by shutting themselves off in the snowbound town of Harmony. The monsters have seemingly disappeared, with no sign of other survivors, but the constant fear of the unknown is starting to take a toll on this makeshift family. When Patrick goes scavenging for food, he discovers the undead have returned and evolved into something terrifying, beyond imagination. Will the last breath of the human race survive a second zombie apocalypse?


Critic Reviews for Extinction

All Critics (10) | Top Critics (3) | Fresh (2) | Rotten (8)

  • "The Walking Dead" must really be leaving its mark on the entire zombie subgenre.

    Jul 30, 2015 | Full Review…
  • Vivas tries to add a family-drama twist to an otherwise standard survival story, but the characters aren't complex enough (and the secrets aren't explosive enough) to elevate this beyond a basic zombie flick.

    Jul 30, 2015 | Rating: C | Full Review…
  • The film's core problems: too little zombie and too much plot.

    Jul 29, 2015 | Rating: 2/5 | Full Review…
  • They tried to create something with a deeper story focusing on the survivors, while also updating the zombies into something more terrifying. Unfortunately, it just fell a bit flat.

    Nov 1, 2018 | Rating: 5/10 | Full Review…
  • Extinction has an interesting spin on the zombies themselves and does a good job of featuring two very different ways to live out the zombie apocalypse, but ultimately adds little life to the subgenre.

    Aug 20, 2018 | Full Review…
  • he thrills are basically relegated to the beginning and the end of the film, but in between, the story manages to craft genuine drama and emotional ties.

    Sep 16, 2015 | Rating: 3.5/5 | Full Review…

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