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About the Movie
Arnold Schwarzenegger, Abigail Breslin, and Joely Richardson star in this post-apocalyptic thriller set against the backdrop of a deadly epidemic. As the nation reels from a lethal virus that turns its victims into zombies, Wade's (Schwarzenegger) daughter Maggie (Breslin) has been infected. Now, as Maggie's condition worsens, Wade will stop at nothing to protect her from the authorities seeking to kill her to eradicate the virus.
Rotten Tomatoes Movie Reviews
- Reviews Counted: 119
- Fresh: 69
- Rotten: 50
- Average Rating: 5.7/10
Top Critics' Reviews
Rotten: It's a sad story, or would be if the zombie apocalypse backdrop - and the inky splotches creeping across Maggie's body - didn't wreak such havoc with the movie's unsmiling sincerity.
Fresh: The sight of Schwarzenegger in this small, subdued role makes us root for his survival. That's the power of star wattage at work. Not even the undead can kill it.
Rotten: The plot is lean, the dialogue is spare and there are some intriguing stabs at intellectual and emotional terrain. But the pacing is deadly, so slow there might be time for a catnap or two without missing anything important.
Fresh: If you thought there was nothing new under the zombie-themed sun, or that Arnold Schwarzenegger can't act, give "Maggie" a try.
Arnold Schwarzenegger did a fantastic job as playing a father emotionally destroyed over the recent news that his daughter Abigail Breslin is turning into a zombie. I thought this movie was a very real look on what a zombie apocalypse would really look like and it was a real look on what it would be like to deal with someone you love slowly dying.
This is not an action movie, I repeat this is not an action movie, you are not going to see Arnold throwing out his funny/stupid one liners and then blowing zombies up. No what you get is a very real and gritty look on the struggle of a father.
Arnold is at his best as far as his acting goes, a true emotionally charged story.
It is a nice movie, a very slow one… but intense! It is nice to see Arnold outside his comfort zone. Well done.
Better Than Expected, Worth The Two Hours
I really wanted to see this but it wasn't playing anywhere around me so I rented this today from the iTunes store. For me I thought it was pretty darn good. Arnold did a good job with the material he was given but this movie is really about his daughter Maggie. Abigail really did a great job making Maggie's slow, inevitable decent to becoming a zombie pretty believable and heartbreaking by the end. I The stuff with her and her friends was pretty good at showing how teens are reacting to the outbreak and how some people are trying to live their lives up until the end.
I don't know if I'd recommend this to everyone but I would say that if you watched the trailer and it got you curious, I don't think you'd be disappointed at the end.