Doomsday

Doomsday

Doomsday

Post-apocalyptic virus thriller from director Neil Jordan (the man who terrified us with The Descent). Authorities brutally quarantine a country as it succumbs to fear and chaos when a virus strikes. The literal walling-off works for three decades – until the dreaded Reaper virus violently resurfaces in a major city.

An elite group of specialists is urgently dispatched into the still-quarantined country to retrieve a cure by any means necessary. Shut off from the rest of the world, the unit must battle through a Mad-Max-type landscape that has become a waking nightmare.

2008Rating: R16UK
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Variety

Variety

Those with a taste for revved-up, splattery fantasy thrills won't be complaining.

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Time Out

Time Out

Mash note to '80s postapocalyptic action-adventures re-creates the era's trashy pleasures with such scrupulous fidelity -- and distinct lack of irony -- that you'd swear the movie was unearthed from the ruins of a Times Square grind house.

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The New York Times

The New York Times

Homage without innovation isn't homage, it's karaoke.

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