The Cured Reviews

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August 15, 2019
'The Cured' is thought-provoking, well-executed and brings something new and refreshing to the zombie sub-genre.
April 16, 2019
You'd think the zombie movie might have run out of ideas by now. But in compelling and ambitious stories like The Cured, the genre only seems to get smarter.
November 13, 2018
Page, also credited as a producer, is largely pushed to the sidelines, but the shifting power dynamics between Keeley and a menacing Vaughan-Lawlor effectively elevate the material.
November 8, 2018
David Freyne has created a social drama crafted within a genre film.
October 22, 2018
Although the film always plays bigger than it is, Freyne continually keeps the conflict on an intimate level by keeping his focus on Senan, Abigail and Connor's whose differences with each other are articulated so intelligently and distinctly.
September 21, 2018
Similar to like-minded BBC series In The Flesh(...), The Cured is most interested in exploring how social cohesion is threatened when disparate people and divergent beliefs are put in a pressure cooker.
May 15, 2018
The gory details of this imagined world are just too specific to have any resonance. We're left with a solemn yet pulpy horror flick.
May 12, 2018
Tense, creepy and layered with historical parallels, this could be the horror film of the year.
May 12, 2018
Suspenseful and thought-provoking, The Cured is a serious, engaged horror movie. More upsetting than scary, it ratchets up the tension unsettlingly. There's life in zombies yet.
May 11, 2018
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 10, 2018
Struggles to move beyond genre clichs.
May 9, 2018
Though it doesn't quite achieve its potential, The Cured is troubling as any exploration of such subjects should be. It is also timely and humane.
May 9, 2018
The brainchild of Irish writer-director David Freyne, this powerful and provocative post-zombie flick offers a fresh take on the genre, making it a must-see for genre fans.
May 9, 2018
The Cured marks an auspicious debut for Freyne, who showcases an impressive eye for detail.
May 7, 2018
Over-ambitious perhaps, but Freyne's intensely executed 'infected' fable packs tension, resonance, and clout.
May 2, 2018
Though The Cured loses its way a little in the final act, it offers delicious variations that facilitate new (if not exactly fresh) flavours of creepiness and great scope for socio-political metaphor.
April 30, 2018
There's enough originality to give the film punch, and it's gratifying to see the Irish setting so well integrated.
April 23, 2018
Bitterly disappointing.
April 23, 2018
Freyne's film is full of good ideas shot in and around north central Dublin. It just about gets away with evoking a zombie plague on a small budget and Vaughan-Lawlor lends the movie a certain Shakespearean grandeur.
April 19, 2018
As much about forgiveness as fear, [David] Freyne doesn't neglect the kitchen sink drama dynamic in the lost souls triangle of his three central characters. His film is all the better for that
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