Cargo

Cargo

Cargo

Martin Freeman (The Hobbit) leads this outback post-apocalyptic thriller as a father looking for salvation for his baby daughter.

When a freakish pandemic claims his partner's life and infects his bloodstream, Andy (Freeman) has 48 hours until he turns into one of the creatures his family has tried so hard to avoid. With his one-year-old daughter Rosie on his back, Andy searches for a safe pair of hands to protect her. His best chance is a flourishing Aboriginal tribe, but it's a passage not easily granted. Based on the directors' 2013 short film of the same name, which was a finalist at the Tropfest short film festival.

2017Rating: MA15+, Strong horror themes, violence and coarse language104 minsAustralia
DramaHorrorMystery
88%
want to see

Reviews & comments

Variety

Variety

press

This familiar saga eschews jolting scares for survival-esque (and dark-heart-of-man) thrills, relying largely on Freeman's compelling lead turn to set it apart from the genre.

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The Guardian

The Guardian

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A zombie film with soul and pathos.

4.0
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Screen Daily

Screen Daily

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Pitting Martin Freeman against the undead in the Australian outback, Cargo may take a bite out of a teeming genre, but it does so with heart, smarts and some weighty matters on its mind.

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Los Angeles Times

Los Angeles Times

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Co-directors Ben Howling and Yolanda Ramke (the latter of whom wrote the screenplay) sacrifice some tension with their more character-based approach, but the cumulative effect is emotionally powerful.

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FilmInk

FilmInk

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Who’d have thought that the secret to new life would be to inject a little humanity into the old shambling corpse?

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Entertainment Weekly

Entertainment Weekly

press

The Australian setting brings a fresh, and epic, quality to this now done-to-death genre, and the directors introduce a few nice new kinks to the zombie mythology.

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Variety

Variety

press

This familiar saga eschews jolting scares for survival-esque (and dark-heart-of-man) thrills, relying largely on Freeman's compelling lead turn to set it apart from the genre.

0
The Guardian

The Guardian

press

A zombie film with soul and pathos.

4.0
0
Screen Daily

Screen Daily

press

Pitting Martin Freeman against the undead in the Australian outback, Cargo may take a bite out of a teeming genre, but it does so with heart, smarts and some weighty matters on its mind.

0
Los Angeles Times

Los Angeles Times

press

Co-directors Ben Howling and Yolanda Ramke (the latter of whom wrote the screenplay) sacrifice some tension with their more character-based approach, but the cumulative effect is emotionally powerful.

0
FilmInk

FilmInk

press

Who’d have thought that the secret to new life would be to inject a little humanity into the old shambling corpse?

0
Entertainment Weekly

Entertainment Weekly

press

The Australian setting brings a fresh, and epic, quality to this now done-to-death genre, and the directors introduce a few nice new kinks to the zombie mythology.

0