Saban Films | Release Date: February 24, 2017
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DirigiblePulpJun 1, 2018
Very much "inspired" by The Last of Us. Or ripped off more like. Which is fine, if it at least felt inspired by that story. Instead it feels rote. Even the twist of the climax isn't earned, it feels like it's done for its own sake.
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MeritCobaJun 4, 2019
It is hilarious to compare the pretentious prattle of Clayton Dillard(Slantmagazine) dishing this one a 38 out of 100 to Helen O'Hara(Empire) who lauds it with an astonishing 100 out of 100. Dillard spots a lack of precision in theIt is hilarious to compare the pretentious prattle of Clayton Dillard(Slantmagazine) dishing this one a 38 out of 100 to Helen O'Hara(Empire) who lauds it with an astonishing 100 out of 100. Dillard spots a lack of precision in the geometrically conceived stylization and feels it is a let down compared to Resident Evil: Retribution and Children of Men. I kid you not. If you happen to feel that this movie doesn't stand up to Alien(s), Blade Runner and Jurassic Park due to the egregious lack of a captivating comparative social narrative you are totally valid in that assessment. Just remember that pretentiousness demands the combination of at least three important sounding words, bonus points for adding more(I got four).

O'Hara in turn praises not only the acting skills of the kid wonder but predicts that it’s the dense social commentary(note: three words) and moral dilemmas that will haunt you. A denseness that will haunt you? I know it will...

I wonder who is on a trip further away from reality? And did they snort the same pods?

In any event.. for those who live closer to the real world: it is an zombie flick in which the zombies are called hungries as to deceive you into thinking that these flesh eating dead aren't zombies. This time it isn't a virus, but a fungus. Not that it matters: it works the same way: get bitten and you become one. Further stuff we might have seen before. Mad Scientist(capitals as it is a trope), played by Glenn Close, who thinks she can save the world by using infected kids as ingredients for her cure. An infected kid who is jolly polite and eats cats(the latter amounts to the greatest sin of all according to my daughters). An accidental hero(ine) who thwarts the Mad Scientist. Doomed soldiers who are there to die(obviously). A military base that gets overrun(cause zombies win from machineguns, flamethrowers, rockets and nukes hands down every time). And Important Words.
As extra you will see the kids from Beyond the Thunderdome as smart zombies hunt down one of hapless soldiers. Then they get put in their place when the jolly kid defeats their leader in a truly atrocious kids fight. Do they ever learn? In between stuff happening the band of hapless survivors talk about stuff. Feelings, their spouses and siblings and the end of the world. It must be that dense social commentary I missed. Well, I didn't actually, but I did.

It's a decent flick.. but it cannot be held against you when you think it a dime in a dozen. Cause frankly.. it is all it is. The acting is at least okay even though nothing remarkable comes from it. Let me favor it with a six cause it is Tuesday.
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NedRyerson1Feb 24, 2017
The Girl with All the Gifts is the secret film adaptation from the videogame The Last of Us. Despite the author said that his inspiration was from a documentary of ants (the same as the game), the book came out a year later the game wasThe Girl with All the Gifts is the secret film adaptation from the videogame The Last of Us. Despite the author said that his inspiration was from a documentary of ants (the same as the game), the book came out a year later the game was release, suspicious. The idea, main protagonist and zombie behavior are identical to The Last of Us; the plot is similar until the outcome, which is a breeze of fresh air, thankfully. It is hard to evaluate the movie on its own, because all said before, but both treat a complex theme, when in a single person fight what is best for mankind versus individuality. The ending is strange though; difficult to understand how they reach a situation like that. Sennia Nenua is impressive, she carries out the entire movie and does such an amazing thing, to manipulate de viewer, in order to like her, hate her and be confused sometimes. Glenn Close is also pretty good. Expand
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JyroJyroSep 13, 2017
It's another colourless zombie movie littered with zombie clichés, but the moral dilemmas that haunt the latter part of the film are clever & intriguing.
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SoulWarfareJul 1, 2018
The movie starts off strong but with every gradual reveal in the movie it just gets worse and worse and almost borderline comical
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PhilipBlakeSep 22, 2019
The Girl with All the Gifts is a pretentious post apocalyptic flick, that try hard to bring it up into an author film but just mess as it was a poor budgeted foreign zombie film. The acting was good and the original score very effective, butThe Girl with All the Gifts is a pretentious post apocalyptic flick, that try hard to bring it up into an author film but just mess as it was a poor budgeted foreign zombie film. The acting was good and the original score very effective, but otherwise nothing was really well done. Story is boring, directing is just lame and the makeup effects aren't good enough to keep the viewer entertained. The slow pacing and the lack of innovation and zombies sequences are what you just have to deal with. And as stated by another user, this is just a kind of Last of Us rip-off. Expand
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