FLU
FLU (2013)

Infected through the respiratory system, there is a new kind of disease that kills in 36 hours once infected. The people of the city struggle to survive this. (c) CJ Entertainment

Rated: Unrated
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Release Date: March 17, 2014
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Critic Score: 45% Rotten Tomatoes™ Critic Reviews
Michael Nordine
L.A. Weekly

Mostly works on a visceral level in spite of its familiarity; these tropes exist for a reason.

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Anton Bitel
Sight and Sound

the shift in Kim Sung-soo's infection disaster movie FLU from buddy laughs and cutesy child antics to what can only be described as Holocaust imagery was too much for this viewer, with poor CGI compounding the alienation.

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Mike McCahill
Guardian

Frequent spluttering montages provide silly fun, but this sort of doomsday projection surely ought to be terrifying.

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Jeannette Catsoulis
New York Times

Buried beneath a melodramatic plot rife with unlikely coincidences and a love affair with fewer sparks than Robert De Niro's 1990 wooing of Jane Fonda in "Stanley & Iris."

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Mark Kermode
Observer [UK]

Kim Sung-su rallies the crowd and action scenes with ease, although the intertwining strands of the overcooked narrative occasionally threaten to unravel.

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David Jenkins
Little White Lies

Korean director Kim Sung-su revives the '70s-style disaster movie, with somewhat iffy results.

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Graham Young
Birmingham Mail

A well-made, edge-of-seat action thriller that's no more serious - and often just as much fun - as Channing Tatum's White House Down.

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Graham Young
Birmingham Post

From the opening caption 'This film is not based on real events', Flu has style and energy.

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James Mottram
Total Film

Not so much World War Z as World War Zzzz.

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