Carriers (2009)

An apocalyptic tale of a viral pandemic that sweeps across the United States, and four fleeing friends who discover that they are far more dangerous to one another than any airborne pathogen.

Rated: PG-13
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Release Date: September 4, 2009
DVD Release Date: December 29, 2009
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Critic Score: 66% Rotten Tomatoes™ Critic Reviews
Nigel Floyd
Time Out

This thoughtful, low-key exploration of our darker survival instincts is too conventional and unfocused to fully engage our emotions.

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Scott Weinberg

It's not a film about the gradual extinction of humankind -- it's actually about the horrible demise of humanity.

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Nick Schager
Lessons of Darkness

Brings absolutely nothing new to the table.

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Rob Nelson

Put into extremely limited release by Paramount Vantage after spending years in studio lockdown, Carriers has moments of genuinely communicable horror and thus deserves better than a de facto theatrical quarantine.

Clara Itzel Hernández Valladares
Cine Premiere

A solid drama about pettiness, individualism and foolishness. [full review in Spanish]

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Charles Cassady
Common Sense Media

Gloom, not thrills, in sci-fi drama of worldwide plague.

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Beatriz Martínez

An extremely sober film with an excellent psychological treatment of characters and capable of transmitting an atmosphe as unhealthy and toxic as the beings who pullulate in a world about to disappear. [Full review in Spanish]

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David Nusair
Reel Film Reviews awfully familiar premise that's employed to lukewarm (yet watchable) effect by filmmakers Alex and David Pastor...

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Paul Chambers

A little more realistic than a zombie flick. Some renegade virus could make the world a "survival of the fittest" ordeal. A very interesting story with some nice reveals. Paul Chambers, CNN.

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Flixster Audience Score: 39% Flixster User Reviews
Dean King
A film about survival after a viral pandemic outbreak. It was more of a drama than a horror film, so if you're expecting zombies etc, you'll be… More
Lewis C.
"Sometimes choosing life is just choosing a more painful form of death." I love post-apocalyptic movies, so half of Carriers' work was done… More
Jens S.
After a viral pandemic wiped out the majority of mankind, four friends are crossing the USA to what they hope to be a remote former holiday resort. What easily… More
Dean McKenna
This offers the kind of scares the OFLC would class as "mild apocalyptic peril". In its place is a stealthier suspense, bedded in the stark dilemmas… More
Melvin White
I thought Carriers was going to be a pretty cool movie. A virus has swept across America and 4 friends are trying to avoid becoming victims to the virus.… More
Robert C
I DVR'd this, so I had no real preconceived expectaions other then it sounded interesting. And the story (while not ground breaking) WAS interesting and… More