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World War Z Reviews

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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-
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
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
March 23, 2015
Action trumps horror in this fast-paced zombie thriller.
Full Review | Original Score: 4/5
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
January 22, 2014
World War Z is a string of unrelenting, harrowing sequences that continually manage to top one another.
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
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
December 13, 2013
That it never quite coheres is the point.
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 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
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
... Somehow ends up being an effective action-thriller.
Full Review | Original Score: B
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
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
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