The Girl with All the Gifts

The Girl with All the Gifts

The Girl with All the Gifts

Gemma Arterton (Prince of Persia), Paddy Considine (The World's End) and Glenn Close lead a different kind of dystopian zombie film, based on the bestselling novel by MR Carey. Newcomer Sennia Nanua plays a child named Melanie, kept under military lockdown with other "infected" kids. But when the compound falls, she might be the world's only hope.

2016Rating: R16, Violence, offensive language & horror111 minsUK, USA
DramaHorrorScience FictionThriller
98%
want to see

Reviews & comments

Variety

Variety

press

Few outside teen audiences will think Mike Carey's adaptation of his own novel is anything more than another tired attempt to board the zombie bandwagon.

0
Total Film

Total Film

press

Tender, terrifying, ingenious, and intense. Nanua stands out amid crack casting: gifted, indeed.

4.0
0
The New York Times

The New York Times

press

"The Girl With All the Gifts" doesn't really venture into new territory, but it does a decent job of reminding us why zombies are so scary, and so interesting.

0
The Guardian

The Guardian

press

There are some startling and eerie moments in this YA-style horror thriller, adapted by Mike Carey from his 2014 bestseller - but some uncomfortable zombie cliches and uneven performances.

2.0
0
Los Angeles Times

Los Angeles Times

press

It's got some future-world smarts that sporadically elevate it above the junk that dominates this genre, and they help carry it through the routine spatter-and-gore moments and sci-fi clichés.

0
FilmInk

FilmInk

press

An astute, ruthless, and troubling take on the familiar tropes of the zombie apocalypse.

0
Empire Magazine

Empire Magazine

press

The best zombie-ish apocalypse in years. Sennia Nanua is a major discovery, but it's the dense social commentary and moral dilemmas that will haunt you.

5.0
0
Variety

Variety

press

Few outside teen audiences will think Mike Carey's adaptation of his own novel is anything more than another tired attempt to board the zombie bandwagon.

0
Total Film

Total Film

press

Tender, terrifying, ingenious, and intense. Nanua stands out amid crack casting: gifted, indeed.

4.0
0
The New York Times

The New York Times

press

"The Girl With All the Gifts" doesn't really venture into new territory, but it does a decent job of reminding us why zombies are so scary, and so interesting.

0
The Guardian

The Guardian

press

There are some startling and eerie moments in this YA-style horror thriller, adapted by Mike Carey from his 2014 bestseller - but some uncomfortable zombie cliches and uneven performances.

2.0
0
Los Angeles Times

Los Angeles Times

press

It's got some future-world smarts that sporadically elevate it above the junk that dominates this genre, and they help carry it through the routine spatter-and-gore moments and sci-fi clichés.

0
FilmInk

FilmInk

press

An astute, ruthless, and troubling take on the familiar tropes of the zombie apocalypse.

0
Empire Magazine

Empire Magazine

press

The best zombie-ish apocalypse in years. Sennia Nanua is a major discovery, but it's the dense social commentary and moral dilemmas that will haunt you.

5.0
0