The Crazies (2010)HD Closed Captioning
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About the Movie
In a terrifying tale of the “American Dream” gone horribly wrong, residents of a picture-perfect Midwestern town begin to succumb to an uncontrollable urge for violence when a mysterious toxin in the water supply turns everyone exposed to it into mindless killers. Sheriff David Dutton (Timothy Olyphant of TV's JUSTIFIED); his pregnant wife, Judy (Radha Mitchell of SILENT HILL); Becca (Danielle Panabaker of FRIDAY THE 13th), an assistant at the medical center; and Russell (Joe Anderson of ACROSS THE UNIVERSE), Dutton’s deputy and right-hand man, find themselves trapped in a once idyllic town they can no longer recognize. Unable to trust former neighbors and friends, deserted by the authorities and terrified of contracting the illness themselves, they are forced to band together in a nightmarish struggle for survival in this reinvention of the George Romero classic.
Rotten Tomatoes Movie Reviews
- Reviews Counted: 153
- Fresh: 109
- Rotten: 44
- Average Rating: 6.3/10
Top Critics' Reviews
Rotten: Here's what I can say for sure about the humanoid attackers in the new version of The Crazies: They're not very interesting.
Fresh: [A] respectable update.
Fresh: In the big picture, the government is the bad guy. In the moment, however, the school principal with a blood-drenched pitchfork will do quite nicely, thank you.
Fresh: It's kind of crazy, but it's also pretty smart. And if your nervous system can stand it, you should see it.
Somewhat Crazy about THE CRAZIES
This "remake" of the original movie directed by Romero, who also was one of the many producers of this (2010) film. As a horror movie, the 2010 movie has the traditional lull where nothing much takes place. The audience needs to relax, catch their breath, and prepare for more ultra-violence. What is he problem with this movie? The lull takes place shortly before the film ends. All the suspense is gone when the picture resumes. However, had the film ended right before the lull in action, it would have been a stronger, scarier thriller. A "?" ending can sometimes be as good as the "!" ending. The 1956 Allied Artists' film, INVASION OF THE BODY SNATCHERS, directed by D. Siegel, originally had a "?" ending--it was unclear who would win, the pod people or the humans. The studio insisted upon the framing technique, whereby a prologue and an ending are tacked on to reassure viewers. The studio degraded Don Siegel's gem to a more traditional type of horror movie. Perhaps THE CRAZIES, however, might have been stronger with book-ends (with framing) around a shortened version. The prologue could show the sheriff and his blonde M.D. wife enjoying a picnic in the countryside. The last book-end would show a married zombie couple enjoying their picnic of fresh human flesh.
Fun and Smart. Keeps you on the edge of your seat.
One of my all time favorites
Great movie. It’s entertaining, fun, and thrilling. Probably only zombie movie I ever enjoyed.