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World War Z Synopsis
A U.N. employee races against the clock to stop a zombie outbreak.
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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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Zombies Done Right

By MedRed
World War Z does zombie movies the way they should be done. The acting and directing really make this movie come together. Marc Forster deserves major kudos for his execution. The character...

A refreshing change fo the zombie genre

By cliffthompson
It's nice to see someone try a new spin on an established genre, and World War Z does it well. The zombies act like plague vectors; once infected, their only goal is to spread the contagion. And...

First time....

By hobo1256
This was the first time I didn't finish my slushee because I was on the edge of my seat the entire movie. Crazy. Must see if you're a zombie fanatic....

Zombie Apacalypse... Ummm, must go.

By steven4jc
Okay, so I was incredibly excited to see this movie. I mean what is not to like, zombies, guns, war against the dead... This is a no-brainer ;) The acting was great. Pitt did an awesome job as a UN...

what a ride

By carebeargranny
alot better than i thought it would be. was interested from the first to the last min. alot of scary moments and held your breath moments. all in all a real good movie. i would rate it a capital...

World War Z

By smasinner
From the moment it started, it kept you on the edge of your seat. Quite a different type of zombie movie. Didn't get the feeling that this was a HOLLYWOOD movie which made it seem more realistic....

Meh

By robmellinger
Some good scary parts, and definitely entertaining, but the whole Zombies-move-faster-than-humans thing really bugged me. Oh, and how fast it started was a little off-putting... I'd like to think...

This movie is one hell of a Roller coaster ride!

By EMBRACEANEWYOU
I have been eagerly anticipating the release of this movie for months and I must say it lived up to the previews and more. Brad Pitt, with his gorgeous self did a superb job with his character...

amazing

By trishadanlaw
Usually i skip seeing any zobie movie in theaters but this movie was epic. it had a great story line a littl comedy an wonder ful edge of your seat action. Brad did a fantastic job and his character...

WWZ

By jdfshrmn
Good movie. Had a good story and some good insight in case a zombie apocalypse ever happens. The movie could have used a lot more blood, or gore in my opinion, but still a good movie....

More Info

Rated PG-13 | For Intense frightening zombie sequences, violence and disturbing images.
What Parents Need to Know
Common Sense Media says Pause for kids 14 & under Brad Pitt zombie thriller is dull, despite intense moments.
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