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

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Rated: PG-13
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Release Date: June 21, 2013
DVD Release Date: September 17, 2013
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Critic Score: 67% 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

[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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Nathan Bartlebaugh
The Film Stage

World War Z>/i> is a breathless roller-coaster that bites down when you want it to and mercifully releases so you can munch more popcorn before the next attack.

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Christy Lemire

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.

Sonny Bunch
Washington Free Beacon

A mishmash of epic action, close quarter combat, and family drama that feels neither grand nor intimate, just confused.

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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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Kong Rithdee
Bangkok Post

Sometimes it just made me long for the sight of a lunatic zombie gnawing on the leg of some virgin in a backwoods cabin.

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Flixster Audience Score: 72% Flixster User Reviews
Carlos Magalh„es
A forgettable, unoriginal zombie movie in times when the theme has already been explored and re-explored ad infinitum, and it cannot even justify its existence,… More
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I love me some good ol' zombie apocalypse movie.
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