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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

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Rotten Tomatoes Score: 45%

Critic Reviews from Rotten Tomatoes

"Mostly works on a visceral level in spite of its familiarity; these tropes exist for a reason."
‑ Michael Nordine, L.A. Weekly
"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."
‑ Anton Bitel, Sight and Sound
"Frequent spluttering montages provide silly fun, but this sort of doomsday projection surely ought to be terrifying."
‑ Mike McCahill, Guardian
"despite featuring mass death and Holocaust imagery... somehow FLU still finds plenty of room for goofy buddy comedy, mawkish romance and routines involving excessive child cutesiness. It is a misjudged mélange of incongruous tones"
‑ Anton Bitel, Grolsch Film Works
"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.""
‑ Jeannette Catsoulis, New York Times
"Kim Sung-su rallies the crowd and action scenes with ease, although the intertwining strands of the overcooked narrative occasionally threaten to unravel."
‑ Mark Kermode, Observer [UK]
"Korean director Kim Sung-su revives the '70s-style disaster movie, with somewhat iffy results."
‑ David Jenkins, Little White Lies
"The Flu can best be described as South Korea's answer to Contagion. If it wasn't for the film's massive amount of theatrics in an already harrowing story, The Flu would be the best disaster film to come along since The Tower."
‑ Chris Sawin, Examiner.com
"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."
‑ Graham Young, Birmingham Mail
"From the opening caption 'This film is not based on real events', Flu has style and energy."
‑ Graham Young, Birmingham Post
"Not so much World War Z as World War Zzzz."
‑ James Mottram, Total Film
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