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World War Z PG-13

2013 ▪ Horror ▪ 115 Minutes

Directed by Marc Forster. Starring Brad Pitt, Mireille Enos, Daniella Kertesz, James Badge Dale, and Matthew Fox.

Brad Pitt stars as an ex-United Nations employee racing around the globe in a bid to halt a worldwide zombie pandemic in Marc Forster's sprawling adaptation of Max Brooks' bestselling novel of the same name. Retired U.N. investigator Gerry Lane (Brad Pitt) and his family are sitting in what appears to be a typical Philadelphia traffic jam when helicopters began to circle ominously overhead, and an explosion throws the city into panic. In the blink of an eye, the streets are consumed by chaos. When Gerry learns that the catalyst for the turmoil is a highly contagious virus that transforms those who contract it into rampaging maniacs, and that legions of the infected are growing on all continents, he agrees to join his former colleagues in discovering the source of the rampant plague so that his wife and two daughters will be guaranteed safety aboard a UN fleet in the Atlantic Ocean. Upon tracing a crucial e-mail to a U.S. military base in South Korea, Gerry learns that the infection has spread more rapidly than anyone realizes. Although a subsequent trip to Jerusalem, where the government has constructed a massive wall to keep the public safe, initially offers hope that the growing horde can be kept at bay, an unexpected breach sends Gerry back into the sky in search of patient zero. Just when Gerry thinks he's traced the origins of the virus, however, the unthinkable happens. Subsequently stranded in Cardiff with a fearless Israeli soldier, Gerry quickly makes his way to a World Health Organization outpost where the few remaining scientists have hit a dead end in their search for a cure. But the struggle is far from over, and after recalling an unusual scene witnessed in Jerusalem, Gerry prepares to make a leap of faith that could prevent the downfall of humanity.

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by danielveldkamp
on 12/28/13

Not a Zombie movie fan, but this is a great thrill ride. Well produced, interesting and fun to watch. Highly recommended, if you are interested at all. Also, it is obviously a setup for a sequel. Trilogy anyone?

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by spdivr
on 11/14/13

Not bad.

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by nlovier
on 11/14/13

Scary and too realistic!

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by lanemick
on 10/17/13

Not a great movie, but better than I expected a zombie movie to be.

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by kathleenbessmer
on 10/13/13

Not bad. AMC's " The Walking Dead" does it better.

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by morganshafer
on 10/12/13

3 1/2 stars, really. A fun, effective zombie flick, either to flinch from or to pick apart.

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by lorepini
on 8/ 2/13

solito zombie-film, mi aspettavo di meglio da brad pitt

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by johnnyin2a
on 8/ 1/13


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by Natalya
on 7/ 2/13

If I ought to pick a great zombie movie I watched so far in 2013 this isn't one. There was no real plot after the second half of the movie. The special effects were good and I liked the idea of "fast" zombies but it was not enough to save the movie.

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by Newton
on 6/23/13

A big budget, fully realized Zombie apocalypse with not much new to say but a full on gigantic production that is frighteningly compelling in parts. Unfortunately most of those parts are in the first half, and then the movie bogs down in its weight and after all the bangs, finishes in a whimper.

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