The Girl with All the Gifts

The Girl with All the Gifts

(2016)

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.

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

  • "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. Full Review

  • 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. Full Review

  • 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. Full Review

  • 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. Full Review

  • 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. Full Review