The Cured

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The zombie apocalypse genre is crowded with clichés, but The Cured sets itself slightly apart with some extra BRAAAAAAAAAAINS and thematic depth.

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Average Rating: 3.2/5

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What happens when the undead return to life? In a world ravaged for years by a virus that turns the infected into zombie-like cannibals, a cure is at last found and the wrenching process of reintegrating the survivors back into society begins. Among the formerly afflicted is Senan (Sam Keeley), a young man haunted by the horrific acts he committed while infected. Welcomed back into the family of his widowed sister-in-law (Ellen Page), Senan attempts to restart his life-but is society ready to forgive him and those like him? Or will fear and prejudice once again tear the world apart? Pulsing with provocative parallels to our troubled times, The Cured is a smart, scary, and hauntingly human tale of guilt and redemption.

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My tolerance for zombie acting and zombie drama in the style of Danny Boyle's 28 Days Later is never all that high, and the tropes are a bit familiar here.

May 11, 2018 | Rating: 2/5 | Full Review…

At its best, it has the provocative cunning of a "Black Mirror" episode. Unfortunately, "The Cured" becomes less cerebral and more predictably action-oriented in its third act .

Mar 21, 2018 | Rating: 3.5/5 | Full Review…

The feelings are right, and that's very much the main thing.

Mar 16, 2018 | Rating: 3/5 | Full Review…

Debut director David Freyne has obviously seen entirely too many George Romero movies for his own good.

Mar 8, 2018 | Rating: 2/4 | Full Review…
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It's not that writer-director David Freyne is incapable of finesse - "The Cured" has long and affecting passages marked more by sadness and melancholy than horror - but he seems to have misjudged the overtone here.

Mar 5, 2018 | Rating: 2/4 | Full Review…

"The Cured" drops the politics to become a straight-up zombie flick not nearly as intriguing, though no doubt better for box office.

Mar 1, 2018 | Full Review…
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What if zombies could be cured? This Irish production kinda ponders the implications, but stays too formulaic, too safe, in the end, forgetting that the subject matter DEMANDS outlandish, fantastic elements. The ultimate result is less than dramatic, less than interesting. Still, a good idea. I waited in vain for at least one scene where titled characters drooled while eyeing some innocent victim mindlessly.

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