• Released
  • June 21, 2013
  • PG-13 , 1 hr 55 min
  • Action/Adventure
    Drama
  • 13,883 Fan Ratings
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Synopsis: A U.N. employee races against the clock to stop a zombie outbreak.

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Critic Ratings

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Entertainment Weekly

By Owen Gleiberman
It's scary good fun.
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88

New York Observer

By Rex Reed
World War Z towers above every other alleged summer blockbuster. It’s the real deal.
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88

Chicago Sun-Times

By Richard Roeper
It’s entertaining as hell.
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78

Film.com

By William Goss
An efficient and effectively exciting globe-spanning zombie thriller.
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75

Rolling Stone

By Peter Travers
World War Z is still as smart, shifty and scary as a starving zombie ready to chow down on you, baby, you.
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75

Movie Nation

By Roger Moore
The first 25 minutes or so of this “Contagion” meets “28 Days Later” thriller will leave you breathless. And the rest of it serves up novel...
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75

San Francisco Chronicle

By Mick LaSalle
Exciting, truly harrowing and smartly directed apocalyptic thriller from Marc Forster ("Monster's Ball"). It's the scariest zombie movie in...
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70

Variety

By Scott Foundas
Emerges as a surprisingly smart, gripping and imaginative addition to the zombie-movie canon, owing as much to scientific disaster movies...
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70

Village Voice

By Stephanie Zacharek
Forster's meticulousness—coupled with ample excuses to blow stuff up—isn't enough to turn World War Z into one of those class-A...
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63

USA Today

By Claudia Puig
Essentially, it boils down to familiar fare: a well-paced, entertaining, conventional action thriller where a reluctant hero saves the day.
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By meagantruong
Great disaster movie!...

The suspense is killer!

By cjpolicarpio27
World War Z is thrilling, epic, spectacular, riveting, intense, smart, and astoundingly beyond exciting. World War Z is the most gratifying action spectacle of the year. It's entertaining as hell....

The most gratifying action spectacle in years!

By carlopolicarpio
The special effects were terrific. The action was breathtaking. It's a thrill ride that will keep you from the edge of your seat. World War Z is one of the most entertaining event of the year!...

Amazing

By brennanknowles14
Best zombie movie ever...

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Rated PG-13 | For Intense frightening zombie sequences, violence and disturbing images.
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