• The Crazies (2010)

The Crazies

Release Date: February 26th, 2010

DVD Release Date: June 29th, 2010

R |1 hr 41 min

Plot Summary

Anarchy reigns when an unknown toxin turns the peaceful citizens of Ogden Marsh into bloodthirsty lunatics. In an effort to contain the spread of the infection, authorities blockade the town and use deadly force to keep anyone from getting in or out. Now trapped among killers, Sheriff Dutten (Timothy Olyphant) and his wife (Radha Mitchell) and two companions must band together to find a way out before madness and death overtake them.

Cast: Timothy Olyphant, Radha Mitchell, Joe Anderson, Danielle Panabaker, Christie Lynn Smith, Brett Rickaby, Preston Bailey, John Aylward

Director: Breck Eisner

Genres: Thriller , Horror

Production Co: Participant Media

Distributors: Overture Films

Keywords: Small town, Survival, Tense, Wife, Escape, Murder, Quest, 2010s

Ratings & Reviews

  • 40

    The incoherence is made all the more disappointing because Eisner displays a great deal of raw talent for the genre's tone and set pieces. show more

  • 70
    Michael RechtshaffenThe Hollywood Reporter

    Part zombie movie, part apocalyptic bioterror, part military conspiracy thriller, the refit hybrid doesn't stint on the visceral kicks demanded by contemporary audiences while remaining reasonably true to those Romero roots. show more

  • 80
    Wall Street Journal

    The big difference between Mr. Romero's film and Mr. Eisner's--which is so intelligent you fear the fanboys will scatter--is that Mr. Eisner never gives us the military's point of view. All we know is what David and Judy and Russell know, which for a long time isn't much. And The Crazies is all the scarier for it. show more

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