Dying Breed
Dying Breed (2009)

The noble search for a dying breed leads an ambitious zoologist to the discovery of a far more sinister species in this brutal Australian shocker featuring Leigh Whannell (Saw) and Nathan Phillips (Wolf Creek). Eight years ago, Zoology… More

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Rated: R
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Genre: Horror
Release Date: January 9, 2009
DVD Release Date: March 31, 2009
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Ruth Hessey
MovieTime, ABC Radio National

It's a textbook gorefest. Give it a miss if you don't like blood.

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Steve Biodrowski

The setting is the island of Tasmania rather than the Australian outback, but after WOLF CREEK and STORM WARNING, any city folk stupid enough to wander this far off the track deserve whatever they get - and boy, do they get it.

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Paul Byrnes
Sydney Morning Herald

There is no civic responsibility in horror. You can insult whomever you like, so long as you make it scary. This one has a few good moments but not enough to rattle one's bones.

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Alissa Simon

Even by the low standards of other horror-movie victims, the foursome here seem blithely clueless, always splitting up for no good reason and running headlong into ambushes.

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David Stratton
At the Movies (Australia)

It tries hard to be horrific and gruesome, even introducing a bit of fashionable torture near the end, but only the most credulous will find it genuinely scary.

Andrew L. Urban
Urban Cinefile

Grisly as it needs to be, Dying Breed is nevertheless quite a sophisticated horror film, layered with elements and peopled with leading characters who are more than stereotypes, thanks also to top performances.

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Anton Bitel
Eye for Film

If Geoffrey Hall's cinematography is eerily beautiful, capturing the isolation and subdued menace of the Tasmanian hinterlands, then there is little else in Dying Breed that, to quote protagonist Nina, "nobody's ever seen before".

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Annette Basile
FILMINK (Australia)

Right from the opening credits, with their strangely beautiful blown-up images of blood and the accompanying darkly rhythmic score, you're primed for something terrible to happen.

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Ron Wilkinson
Monsters and Critics

Aussie mayhem with cannibalistic inbred idiots and upper middle class whitebread victims fails to set this film apart. But great fun nonetheless.

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Flixster Audience Score: 23% Flixster User Reviews
Cynthia S.
Enough with these Australian outback cannibal stories. Sheesh..
Bruce Bruce
This is a real freaky movie. It will keep you on the edge most of the movie, great slasher type film, seems like a group in the wild woods have taken to… More
Steve K
Middling film with semi-tolerable characters doing various stupid things. There are hints of a better, more interesting film occasionally, but it never fully… More
Dean McKenna
Bloody shocking in this Aussie horror-ride that recalls films like <i>The Hills Have Eyes</i> and <i>Wrong Turn</i>. How director-writer… More
Japes .
I decided to watch this movie because I saw Leigh Whannell was in it. I'm glad he's still alive, I was sad after I watched Saw. The movie… More
vieras esine
That they went on a zoological expedition and not just camping was refreshing and the ending wasn't entirely predictable. Unfortunately everything else in… More