World War Z (2013)

World War Z

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AUDIENCE SCORE

Critic Consensus: It's uneven and diverges from the source book, but World War Z still brings smart, fast-moving thrills and a solid performance from Brad Pitt to the zombie genre.


Movie Info

The story revolves around United Nations employee Gerry Lane (Pitt), who traverses the world in a race against time to stop a pandemic that is toppling armies and governments and threatening to decimate humanity itself. (C) Paramount

Rating: PG-13 (for intense frightening zombie sequences, violence and disturbing images)
Genre: Action & Adventure, Horror, Science Fiction & Fantasy
Directed By: ,
Written By: Steven Knight, Matthew Michael Carnahan, J. Michael Straczynski, Damon Lindelof, Drew Goddard
In Theaters:
On DVD: Sep 17, 2013
Box Office: $202.4M
Runtime:
Paramount Pictures - Official Site

Cast


as Gerry Lane

as Karin Lane

as Capt. Speke

as Warmbrumm

as Thierry Umutoni

as Ex-CIA Agent

as Rachel Lane

as Parajumper

as Andrew Fassbach

as W.H.O. Doctor

as W.H.O. Doctor

as W.H.O. Doctor

as Constance Lane

as Naval Commander

as Navy SEAL Commander

as Camp Humphrey's Sold...

as Camp Humphrey's Sold...

as Camp Humphrey's Sold...

as Camp Humphrey's Sold...

as Tomas' Father

as Tomas' Mother

as Market Attacker

as Market Attacker

as Motorcycle Cop

as Pharmacy Helper

as Gangnes-Philadelphia...

as Philadelphian Zombie

as Thierry's Aide

as Israeli Camp Soldier

as Israeli Camp Soldier

as Israeli Camp Soldier

as Israeli Camp Soldier

as Israeli Camp Soldier

as Israeli Camp Singer

as Israeli Camp Singer

as Israeli Camp Refugee

as Israeli Camp Refugee

as Israeli Camp Refugee

as Boeken-Israeli Camp ...

as Israeli Camp Refugee

as Israeli Camp Refugee

as Israeli Camp Refugee

as Argus Sergeant

as Argus Sailor

as Argus Sailor

as Korean Doctor

as Korean Patient

as Airline Pilot

as Airline Pilot

as Flight Attendant

as Airline Passenger

as Airline Passenger

as Airline Passenger

as W.H.O. Vault Zombie

as W.H.O. Lab Zombie
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Critic Reviews for World War Z

All Critics (253) | Top Critics (50)

[A] lousy, ugly-looking, intensely illogical movie.

Full Review… | January 3, 2014
Grantland
Top Critic

As both thrilling spectacle and escapist summer entertainment, World War Z is enormously effective, with Brad Pitt at the center hopscotching the globe in search of the origin of a zombie apocalypse.

Full Review… | August 8, 2013
ChristyLemire.com
Top Critic

The action is unscannable spinach, the characters are dull, and the climax is the very pinnacle of anti-climax.

Full Review… | July 15, 2015
eFilmCritic.com

It's actually quite remarkable this movie turned out even remotely good, considering the horrendous production reports and the reshooting of the entire last act.

Full Review… | April 23, 2015
ChrisStuckmann.com

Action trumps horror in this fast-paced zombie thriller.

Full Review… | March 23, 2015
Concrete Playground

The film works mainly on the performances of Pitt, and a strong ensemble cast that lend some credibility to a somewhat disjointed script.

Full Review… | February 7, 2014

Audience Reviews for World War Z

½

There is so much wrong with this adaptation of the Max Brooks penned book, but that's an entirely different review. I just want to address what I dislike about this particular film and all its shortcomings. What bothers me most about this film is that without the association of the bestselling book, this film wouldn't be paid any mind. It's sloppy, especially when it comes to the CGI wall of zombies, which is over-simplistic and an obvious McGuffin, as are many contrived plot devices that spur forth the plot. The only similarity to the source material is the use of multiple countries, which is so obviously forced to accommodate the change in script. Brad Pitt (who is just playing himself) is given Christ-like status as he is the only one who can travel around the world, not get infected, save the life of an Israeli soldier, and find a solution to the virus. Instead of detailing the worldwide economic, political, and military interventions of a zombie war, this film just follows one inept guy as he lucks out again and again against the zombie foe. The ending is the most infuriating aspect, as it leaves everything on an ambiguous note, even though the entire film follows the one person who can supposedly save the world, and he does. Turning a book about the real world impact of a zombie apocalypse into a point and click adventure starring Brad Pitt means you cannot finagle an up in the air ending to seem deep. Either they should have streamlined it further in order for it to be another zombie film, or the book should never have been adapted, which would have made everyone happy in the first place.

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Spencer S.

Super Reviewer

Surprised to see Brad Pitt stop the zombie plague half naked in a hotel room with nothing but a cowboy hat and a blow dryer.

Godless
James Alvarez

Super Reviewer

½

I love me some good ol' zombie apocalypse movie.

Raajay
Wildaly M

Super Reviewer

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