The Cured Reviews

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.
March 21, 2018
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 .
March 16, 2018
The feelings are right, and that's very much the main thing.
Top Critic
March 8, 2018
Debut director David Freyne has obviously seen entirely too many George Romero movies for his own good.
March 6, 2018
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.
Top Critic
March 1, 2018
"The Cured" drops the politics to become a straight-up zombie flick not nearly as intriguing, though no doubt better for box office.
February 23, 2018
The Cured is going to be a genre film to beat in 2018.
February 22, 2018
The Cured is flawed but it's easier to forgive the problems associated with an ambitious vision than something interested only in providing an evening's distraction.
February 22, 2018
... a pretty good notion, though nothing comes of it because the first-time filmmaker, David Freyne, has so many undigested ideas on his plate-guilt, innocence, bigotry, forgiveness, atonement and, if you please, a replaying of IRA strife.
February 22, 2018
The confluence of rebellion, personal responsibility and genre violence never quite gels, perhaps because the realities of a zombie movie ultimately dictate where these things are headed.
February 22, 2018
Anyone digging through the cemetery soil again had better have fresh ideas. "The Cured," the debut feature from David Freyne, has roughly two.
February 21, 2018
Unfortunately, all of these factors fail to coalesce in the end, as the jumbled, manic finale builds to a messy implosion.
February 21, 2018
It's a moody horror movie that favors metaphor over mayhem until its violent, chaotic final third, at which point the screaming starts in earnest.
September 13, 2017
Heartbreaking, compelling and terrifying, The Cured is a quick way to re-examine our capacity for forgiveness, tolerance and above all, fear
September 13, 2017
Mostly it plays as a somber drama about grief, guilt and self-loathing, with both lead figures shell-shocked in their way.
September 12, 2017
It's a clever concept that's fairly well executed, if a tad contrived in spats, with tension that slowly boils to the surface as the zombies inevitably come back for a bite.