World War Z

2013

World War Z

Critics 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.

66%

TOMATOMETER

Total Count: 269

72%

Audience Score

User Ratings: 304,804
User image

World War Z Photos

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

Watch it now

Cast

Brad Pitt
as Gerry Lane
Mireille Enos
as Karin Lane
James Badge Dale
as Capt. Speke
Ludi Boeken
as Warmbrumm
Fana Mokena
as Thierry Umutoni
David Morse
as Ex-CIA Agent
Abigail Hargrove
as Rachel Lane
Matthew Fox
as Parajumper
Elyes Gabel
as Andrew Fassbach
Peter Capaldi
as W.H.O. Doctor
Pierfrancesco Favino
as W.H.O. Doctor
Ruth Negga
as W.H.O. Doctor
Sterling Jerins
as Constance Lane
David Andrews
as Naval Commander
John Gordon Sinclair
as Navy SEAL Commander
Mustafa Harris
as Camp Humphrey's Soldier
Ann Ogbomo
as Camp Humphrey's Soldier
Jonathan Howard
as Camp Humphrey's Soldier
Mike Noble
as Camp Humphrey's Soldier
Ernesto Cantu
as Tomas' Father
Vicky Araico
as Tomas' Mother
Graham Anthony Hornsby
as Market Attacker
Nick Bartlett
as Market Attacker
Kevin Kiely
as Motorcycle Cop
Ruari Cannon
as Pharmacy Helper
Ryen Perkins
as Gangnes-Philadelphian Zombie
Ryen Perkins-Gangnes
as Philadelphian Zombie
Khalid Laith
as Thierry's Aide
Noa Paulina Bodner
as Israeli Camp Soldier
Asaf Haim Ben Shimon
as Israeli Camp Soldier
Gil Cohen-Alloro
as Israeli Camp Soldier
Yaniv Rokah
as Israeli Camp Soldier
Shaul Ezer
as Israeli Camp Soldier
Linoy Aynesaz
as Israeli Camp Singer
Efrat Avni
as Israeli Camp Singer
Maisam Masri
as Israeli Camp Refugee
Renu Setna
as Israeli Camp Refugee
Ori Pfeffer
as Israeli Camp Refugee
Raul Julia Levy
as Boeken-Israeli Camp Refugee
Imran Mraish
as Israeli Camp Refugee
Julia Levy-Boeken
as Israeli Camp Refugee
Yousef Jubeh
as Israeli Camp Refugee
Josh Wingate
as Argus Sergeant
Troy Glasgow
as Argus Sailor
Richard Thompson
as Argus Sailor
Song Xuan Ke
as Korean Doctor
Christian Wong
as Korean Patient
Denis Ischenko
as Airline Pilot
Nikola Djuricko
as Airline Pilot
Elen Rhys
as Flight Attendant
Paula Videniece
as Airline Passenger
Doron Davidson
as Airline Passenger
Lee Colley
as Airline Passenger
Michael Jenn
as W.H.O. Vault Zombie
Sarah Amankwah
as W.H.O. Lab Zombie
View All

News & Interviews for World War Z

Critic Reviews for World War Z

All Critics (269) | Top Critics (55)

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

    Jan 3, 2014 | Full Review…
  • 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.

    Aug 8, 2013 | Rating: 3/4 | Full Review…
  • Pitt conducts himself manfully throughout the proceedings -- he is never less than believable while facing off against this pandemic -- but if I never see another zombie in the movies, I will not feel deprived.

    Jun 21, 2013 | Rating: B- | Full Review…
  • If you need proof that sometimes more can be less, here you go.

    Jun 21, 2013 | Rating: 2/4 | Full Review…
  • As compelling as Pitt is at reflecting the world's pain through Lane's eyes, the movie treats him too often as if he truly is the only one with loved ones to lose or a world to save.

    Jun 21, 2013 | Rating: 2.5/4
  • World War Z hits the blockbuster equivalent of a delicate balance: gargantuan spectacle with a human touch.

    Jun 21, 2013 | Rating: B+ | Full Review…

Audience Reviews for World War Z

  • Feb 24, 2016
    World War Z is fun, thrilling and a good entertaining popcorn flick. Though it is pretty uneven in a lot of aspects, it is pretty apparent that there was a lot of reshoots. But that is to be expected from a film that went through production hell, but atleast this film turned out decent. Check it out if you like zombie flicks.
    Mr N Super Reviewer
  • Dec 03, 2014
    Has some cool scenes, but for the most part, it's just another generic entry in the zombie genre. Brad Pitt isn't being stretched to any limits in this one, although he does make it more interesting than it would be with someone else in the lead role.
    Jared H Super Reviewer
  • Jun 22, 2014
    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.
    James A Super Reviewer
  • Jun 18, 2014
    I've had my fill of the undead, but between vampires and zombies, zombies are far less interesting. At least vamps can have personality - zombies don't do anything except groan and try to eat you. Therefore it's up to the living to add interest. <i>World War Z</i> doesn't come remotely close to matching Zack Snyder's colorful cast of survivors in the premier zombie pic <i>Dawn of the Dead</i>, but Brad Pitt's charisma gives the film enough to fill in the brief spaces between action scenes. Given the lack of an original story, the breathless pace ultimately threatens to turn into an experience as mindless as the infected masses when the movie wisely reduces the adrenaline, yet ramps the tension through the roof during an outstanding lengthy nail-biting sequence at a World Health Org facility. Overall a superior, exciting zombie actioner with plenty of successful jump-scares, an impressive feat given the lack of gore allowed by the PG-13 rating.
    Doctor S Super Reviewer

World War Z Quotes

News & Features