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FLU (2013)




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Infected through the respiratory system, there is a new kind of disease that kills in 36 hours once infected. The people of the city struggle to survive this. (c) CJ Entertainment

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Hyuk Jang
as Kang Ji-koo
Soo Ae
as Kim In-hae
In-Pyo Cha
as the South Korean
Kevin Delaney
as South Korean
Matt Mercer
as Kang Ji-goo
Kahlid Elijah Tapia
as Sgt. Andrews
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Critic Reviews for FLU

All Critics (11) | Top Critics (2)

Mostly works on a visceral level in spite of its familiarity; these tropes exist for a reason.

Full Review… | September 6, 2013
L.A. Weekly
Top Critic

Buried beneath a melodramatic plot rife with unlikely coincidences and a love affair with fewer sparks than Robert De Niro's 1990 wooing of Jane Fonda in "Stanley & Iris."

September 5, 2013
New York Times
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A well-made, edge-of-seat action thriller that's no more serious - and often just as much fun - as Channing Tatum's White House Down.

Full Review… | October 10, 2014
Birmingham Mail

the shift in Kim Sung-soo's infection disaster movie FLU from buddy laughs and cutesy child antics to what can only be described as Holocaust imagery was too much for this viewer, with poor CGI compounding the alienation.

Full Review… | December 19, 2013
Sight and Sound

Kim Sung-su rallies the crowd and action scenes with ease, although the intertwining strands of the overcooked narrative occasionally threaten to unravel.

Full Review… | November 24, 2013
Observer (UK)

From the opening caption 'This film is not based on real events', Flu has style and energy.

Full Review… | November 22, 2013
Birmingham Post

Audience Reviews for FLU


A Korean bird flu epidemic causes panic in Bundang, outside of Seoul. A medical worker and her daughter team up with an Emergency Response Team member to secure the antidote one way or another. Decent acting overshadowed by the disaster laden story. Difficult to believe aspects abound, and the Americans in the movie are portrayed as violent and uncaringly merciless. Was impressed with Soo Ae's ability to portray panic and determination in an understated manner.

Don Schick
Don Schick

Decent Korean virus film that is unfortunately let down by an uneven tone.

Marcus Woolcott
Marcus Woolcott

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Flu is with out a doubt a terrifying (though done before) premise but with a chemistry-less couple, manipulative child inclusion and events reminiscent of the Holocaust, Flu doesn't have the smarts to make the impact it thinks it's making.

Cameron Metrejean
Cameron Metrejean

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