A Private War
Crazy Rich Asians
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A post-apocalyptic pandemic movie that's more grade-Z than "World War Z."
Patient Zero wets an appetite to see similar films, but certainly not to rewatch the film itself.
This quasi-zombie action movie eventually wanders cluelessly off track, but, as it consists mainly of yelling, sudden loud noises, and camera-shaking, it gets aggravating long before that happens.
...has enough good moments for a short subject or a trailer, but the movie itself feels like an overlong rough cut of filmed rehearsals.
You've seen it all before, "rage infection" wise, although maybe not with Stanley Tucci as the aggressor.
Patient Zero clearly belongs nowhere near a big screen but it's eighty minutes of watchable home entertainment that's not likely to feel like a complete waste of time.
The concept was a much better idea than the actual film. Watching this film you get the idea that there are better zombie movies out there and this is one of the bad ones. I can't understand why they decided to make a film like this, the acting is bland and the promise of Tucci as the villain was an empty promise. I can't recommend this as a guilty thriller/horror film, it never attempts to be campy or fun for that matter. Matt Smith might have been an interesting choice for the central role but he is provided nothing but a gimmicky role. A missed opportunity is an understatement and I was unimpressed with the choices made by the filmmaker, who was not the right choice. This a film destined to be ignored and avoided, I thought it might have been released under the radar thanks to execs missing the point but watching it you can now understand why this was swept under the rug. 14/09/2018.
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