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World War Z Reviews

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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
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
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
August 10, 2013
...a sporadically passable yet terminally misguided blockbuster that squanders its promising setup...
Full Review | Original Score: 2/4
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
August 4, 2013
... the definitive zombie film for people who don't like zombie films yet want to say they liked one.
Full Review | Original Score: 2.0/4.0
July 22, 2013
The ultimate strength of World War Z is its ability to consistently create ticking-clock situations for its characters after laying out very specific parameters.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/4
July 20, 2013
Carried by Pitt's performance, "World War Z" is a sometimes intense story of the rise of the undead.
Full Review | Original Score: 3.5/5
July 18, 2013
Despite speculation predicting an on-screen disaster, this is a rather thrilling and fun big-budget zombie film let down by the re-shot finale.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/5
July 12, 2013
World War Z is often suspenseful and exciting even in the midst of clashing cinematic styles that were often incongruous but somehow come together eventually.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/4
July 11, 2013
The film doesn't hold together in any rational way, but it still has a lingering emotional power.
Full Review | Original Score: 2.5/5
July 11, 2013
... Somehow ends up being an effective action-thriller.
Full Review | Original Score: B
July 10, 2013
If you have a thirst for zombie movies, this one will quench it but won't deliver anything you haven't seen before.
Full Review | Original Score: C+
July 8, 2013
The spectacular set-piece highlights were revealed in the trailers; what's left is nothing that hasn't been done much better many times before by Romero, Danny Boyle, even AMC.
Full Review | Original Score: 2.5/4
July 4, 2013
The movie fares best in its quiet moments, between Pitt and wife Mirelle Enos, or in a climax set in the antiseptic maze of a Cardiff science lab.
Full Review | Original Score: B+
July 3, 2013
Paramount takes a tale about worldwide turmoil and transforms it in to a rah rah America story with the day being saved by the hunky American...
July 3, 2013
An intelligent Zombie Apocalypse film, starring Brad Pitt no less. Boy, I sure did not see that one coming.
Full Review | Original Score: 7/10
July 1, 2013
the film's best thrills almost always rely on the terror of space rapidly collapsing, leaving you no place else to run-the very essence of panic, which is the film's primary emotional register
Full Review | Original Score: 3/4
June 30, 2013
Pitt's soulful performance lends World War Z real heart and strength.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/4
June 30, 2013
This zombie thriller efficiently blends action sequences with investigative scenes exploring the history of the virus.
Full Review | Original Score: 3.5/5
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