Doomsday (2008)

Three decades after a major country is quarantined in hopes of containing a lethal and highly contagious virus nicknamed "Reaper," signs that the super-bug has resurfaced in a major city prompt desperate specialists to race back… More

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Rated: R
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Release Date: March 14, 2008
DVD Release Date: July 29, 2008
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Consensus: Doomsday is a pale imitation of previous futuristic thrillers, minus the cohesive narrative and charismatic leads.

Nigel Floyd
Time Out

Marshall's adrenalin-fuelled skill and enthusiasm propel the action forward with reckless abandon.

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David Hiltbrand
Philadelphia Inquirer

Most fantasy-action films blow their budgets in the first half-hour, and limp home with their makeup smeared. Doomsday is unusually patient, smartly saving most of its fireworks for the later innings.

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David Keyes

...a Whitman's sampler of bizarre story ideas and visual gimmicks, congealing around a premise that is so straightforward that it affords them no groundwork for stability or realization.

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Gregory Kirschling
Entertainment Weekly

[Director] Marshall cribs whole sections from other movies (Aliens and The Road Warrior, most blatantly) so baldly that you have to wonder how he'd like it if someone ripped off The Descent this egregiously.

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Philip Marchand
Toronto Star

If you can accept this farrago of nonsense, and enjoy simulated beheadings and lopped-off hands and massive spurts and splashes of blood, this may be the movie for you.

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Jeffrey Lyles
Lyles' Movie Files

I somehow ended up admiring "Doomsday" for being the most unapologetically ridiculously, preposterous action movie I've ever seen.

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Jim Ridley
Village Voice

I still believe with all my heart that no movie with real car stunts, a tough-chick hero, and a severed head that thunks directly into the camera can be all bad. But this is pushing it.

Jan Stuart

Much as one might admire the British health care system as presented in the documentary Sicko, even Michael Moore would have to admit they have a hard time over there coping with apocalyptic viruses.

Dave White

In terms of sheer excitement, it's the best movie of 2008.

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Flixster Audience Score: 44% Flixster User Reviews
John Manard
Halfway thru this movie I realized I was having a lot of fun watching a sci-fi action movie that I thought was going to be horrible. We are talking a lot of… More
Phil Hubbs
Where to begin with this haha first of, you have a '28 Days/Weeks later' clone with almost the same flippin story line. Killer virus, England is… More
Directors Cat
[img][/img] The downside is not a question of whether Doomsday is an interesting or… More
Conner Rainwater
It's very easy to write off Doomsday as the daughter of The Road Warrior and Escape from New York, but there's something really unique and cool about… More
Stuart Brooks
A bit like Mad Max 3 meets 28 days later just not as good as either of those. Really didn't understand how after being quarantined for 30 years, Scotland… More
Jens S.
Call me crazy but the idea of a "Escape from new York" and "Mad Max" mix set in the Scottish highlands sounds fantastic. And the premise of… More