World War Z
World War Z (2013)

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

Rated: PG-13
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Release Date: September 17, 2013
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68%
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72%



Critic Score: 68% Rotten Tomatoes™ Critic Reviews

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.

Wesley Morris
Grantland

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

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Matt Zoller Seitz
Chicago Sun-Times

If you need proof that sometimes more can be less, here you go.

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Stephen Carty
Flix Capacitor

World War Z is far from perfect, but Marc Forster generates enough tension to compensate.

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Christy Lemire
ChristyLemire.com

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.

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Lisa Kennedy
Denver Post

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.

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Raam Tarat
Future Movies UK

The film works mainly on the performances of Pitt, and a strong ensemble cast that lend some credibility to a somewhat disjointed script.

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Peter Rainer
Christian Science Monitor

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.

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Michael Sragow
Orange County Register

World War Z hits the blockbuster equivalent of a delicate balance: gargantuan spectacle with a human touch.

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Bryan Bishop
The Verge

World War Z is a string of unrelenting, harrowing sequences that continually manage to top one another.

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Flixster Audience Score: 72% Flixster User Reviews
Spencer S.
There is so much wrong with this adaptation of the Max Brooks penned book, but that's an entirely different review. I just want to address what I dislike… More
Cory Taylor
Most movies where the widespread press fixates on production delays, script rewrites and actor-director friction, the terminal product is usually labeled an… More
James Alvarez
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.
Eugene Bernabe
It noticeably strays away from the adapted-novel's premise, which would probably lose a portion of the audience who praise it. However, thanks to the… More
Wildaly M
I love me some good ol' zombie apocalypse movie.
JY Skacto
Marc Forster fills the world with zombies in <i>World War Z</i>.<p>Moving from location to location and filling nearly 110 minutes of screen… More