- Original title
- Running time
- 105 min.
- United Kingdom
Co-production United Kingdom-United States-South Africa; Rogue Pictures / Intrepid Pictures
Sci-Fi. Action. Thriller. Drama | Pandemic. Dystopia. Gore
- Synopsis / Plot
- Great Britain, 2007. A deadly plague, known as the "Reaper Virus," has broken out, killing hundreds of thousands in its wake. In desperation, the British Government evacuates as many survivors as it can out of the infected area, and then builds a wall, preventing the remainder from escaping. Thirty years later, with the wall still up and the victims all but forgotten, the virus breaks out again. The Government decides to send a crack team of operatives, led by Major Eden Sinclair, into the hot zone to investigate the possibility of a cure.
- Critics' reviews
"Doomsday is frenetic, loud, wildly imprecise and so derivative that it doesn't so much seem to reference its antecedents as try on their famous images like a child playing dress-up. Homage without innovation isn't homage, it's karaoke."
Matt Zoller Seitz: The New York Times
"Marshall reveals himself to be a terrific showman of chaos and comic savagery. This is Baz Luhrmann's Mad Max."
Wesley Morris: Boston Globe
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