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World War Z Reviews

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Nathan Bartlebaugh
The Film Stage
August 8, 2016
World War Z>/i> is a breathless roller-coaster that bites down when you want it to and mercifully releases so you can munch more popcorn before the next attack.
Full Review | Original Score: B-
Sonny Bunch
Washington Free Beacon
July 14, 2016
A mishmash of epic action, close quarter combat, and family drama that feels neither grand nor intimate, just confused.
Full Review | Original Score: 2/4
Kong Rithdee
Bangkok Post
May 10, 2016
Sometimes it just made me long for the sight of a lunatic zombie gnawing on the leg of some virgin in a backwoods cabin.
J. Olson
April 17, 2016
An atmospheric, frequently creepy zombie thriller that strikes a nice balance between horror and action-adventure, leaning on familiarity but never abusing it.
Full Review | Original Score: 4/5
Martin Tsai
Critic's Notebook
October 8, 2015
But for those A.D.H.D.-afflicted adolescents and exceptionally low-I.Q. adults, I hope you're happy with what you asked for.
Rob Gonsalves
July 15, 2015
The action is unscannable spinach, the characters are dull, and the climax is the very pinnacle of anti-climax.
Full Review | Original Score: 1/5
Chris Stuckmann
April 23, 2015
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 | Original Score: B
Tom Glasson
Concrete Playground
March 23, 2015
Action trumps horror in this fast-paced zombie thriller.
Full Review | Original Score: 4/5
Raam Tarat
Future Movies UK
February 7, 2014
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 | Original Score: 3/5
Bryan Bishop
The Verge
January 22, 2014
World War Z is a string of unrelenting, harrowing sequences that continually manage to top one another.
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Wesley Morris
January 3, 2014
[A] lousy, ugly-looking, intensely illogical movie.
Jordan Hiller
December 31, 2013
Danny Boyle (28 Days Later) and Edgar Wright (Shaun of the Dead) did so much more with less nearly a decade ago.
Full Review | Original Score: 2.5/4
Wesley Lovell
Cinema Sight
December 15, 2013
There are two distinct films here and both are successful on their own terms, but more gritty survivalist story over world-spanning question resolution would have been preferable.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/4
Calum Marsh
Film Comment Magazine
December 13, 2013
That it never quite coheres is the point.
Robert Denerstein
Movie Habit
November 1, 2013
Action-heavy zombie movie shows traces of smarts
Ian Berriman
SFX Magazine
October 18, 2013
Despite all appearances, World War Z isn't really a zombie movie. It's a disaster movie, one in which the agent of apocalypse just happens to be walking (and running) human corpses, rather than glaciers or a meteor strike.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/5
Jeremy Lebens
We Got This Covered
September 24, 2013
World War Z is a surprisingly entertaining, yet slightly generic zombie picture that shows promising scope and globe-trotting action, but suffers from too many genre cliches.
Full Review | Original Score: 3.5/5
Fred Topel
September 17, 2013
I always hate the shaky camera style but I think Marc Forster is better at it than Paul Greengrass. It's his editing... I guess I just speak Forster.
Full Review | Original Score: 7.5 out of 10
David Nusair
Reel Film Reviews
August 10, 2013
...a sporadically passable yet terminally misguided blockbuster that squanders its promising setup...
Full Review | Original Score: 2/4
Top Critic
Christy Lemire
August 8, 2013
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 | Original Score: 3/4
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