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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. Read critic reviews

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When former U.N. investigator Gerry Lane (Brad Pitt) and his family get stuck in urban gridlock, he senses that it's no ordinary traffic jam. His suspicions are confirmed when, suddenly, the city erupts into chaos. A lethal virus, spread through a single bite, is turning healthy people into something vicious, unthinking and feral. As the pandemic threatens to consume humanity, Gerry leads a worldwide search to find the source of the infection and, with luck, a way to halt its spread.

Cast & Crew

Brad Pitt
Gerry Lane
Matthew Fox
Parajumper
David Morse
Burt Reynolds
Sterling Jerins
Constance Lane
Brad Pitt
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Ian Bryce
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Marc Forster
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Brad Simpson
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David Ellison
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Dana Goldberg
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Paul Schwake
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Graham King
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Tim Headington
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Ben Seresin
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Nigel Phelps
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Roger Barton
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Matt Chesse
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Mayes C. Rubeo
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Marco Beltrami
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Ben Collins
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Critic Reviews for World War Z

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  • Aug 16, 2020
    I had enough of zombie flicks after the first... there really is no need for any more, but this at least works well as a sci-fi action flick. Like Tom Cruise's War of the Worlds it has plenty of suspense mostly rather than shocks. Early scenes are clearly set in Glasgow's George Square.
    Ross C Super Reviewer
  • 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.
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