• I Am Legend (2007)

I Am Legend

Release Date: December 14th, 2007

DVD Release Date: March 18th, 2008

PG-13 |1 hr 41 min

Plot Summary

Robert Neville (Will Smith), a brilliant scientist, is a survivor of a man-made plague that transforms humans into bloodthirsty mutants. He wanders alone through New York City, calling out for other possible survivors, and works on finding a cure for the plague using his own immune blood. Neville knows he is badly outnumbered and the odds are against him, and all the while, the infected wait for him to make a mistake that will deliver Neville into their hands.

Cast: Will Smith, Alice Braga, Dash Mihok, Charlie Tahan, Salli Richardson-Whitfield, Willow Smith, Darrell Foster, April Grace

Director: Francis Lawrence

Genres: Horror , Drama , Science fiction

Production Co: Weed Road Pictures, Village Roadshow Pictures, Overbrook Entertainment

Distributors: Warner Bros.

Keywords: Gritty, Survival, New York City, Tense, 2000s, Sacrifice, 2010s, Death, Underdog, Quest, Dark

Ratings & Reviews

  • 63
    Steven ReaPhiladelphia Inquirer

    I Am Legend is essentially "28 Days Later" . . ., or "28 Weeks Later" . . ., only with millions more for special effects, and with nothing approaching the heart-pounding, bloodcurdling power and smarts of the two British-made yarns. show more

  • 70
    Kirk HoneycuttThe Hollywood Reporter

    Smith, sporting a newly buffed physique, delivers an extraordinary performance as a man slowly coming unglued under the strain of no human contact and a constantly alternating role of hunter and prey. show more

  • 50
    Joe MorgensternWall Street Journal

    The star, as solo practitioner, does a terrific job of holding our attention when we're not taking in surreal vistas of a deserted Manhattan that are fascinating in their own right. Still, zombies are zombies, and this nasty lot, mostly digital creations of variable quality, keep draining the distinction that the movie seeks and occasionally finds. show more

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Nominated Outstanding Action Performance By a Stunt Ensemble in a Motion Picture
Screen Actors Guild Awards (2008)