Carriers

  • 15
  • Alex Pastor, David Pastor (2008)
  • US
  • 81 min
Carriers
Film Review
Reviewed By
3 out of 5

The premise of Carriers may not be the most original - a deadly virus has wiped out much of humanity and a band of survivors tries to fight its way to safety - but sibling writer/directors Alex and David Pastor use their tiny budget wisely. They concentrate not on cheap effects or extreme gore but on a mounting sense of doom and foreboding. Chris Pine (Kirk in Star Trek) and Lou Taylor Pucci are believable as brothers who, along with female companions Piper Perabo and Emily VanCamp, are desperate to find refuge. The brothers hijack an SUV, together with its (possibly infected) father and daughter inhabitants, in order to speed their escape. The big question posed by the Pastors is how long can our heroes resist the temptation to shed their humanity and do anything to survive? The answer is fairly obvious, but it's the movie's convincingly bleak atmosphere and the absence of gimcrack shocks that really impress.

Plot Summary

Horror thriller starring Chris Pine and Lou Taylor Pucci. In the aftermath of a devastating pandemic, four 20-somethings hit the road in search of refuge. But emotions begin to run high, threatening their quest for survival.

Cast and crew

Cast

Danny
Lou Taylor Pucci
Brian
Chris Pine
Bobby
Piper Perabo
Kate
Emily VanCamp
Frank
Christopher Meloni
Jodie
Kiernan Shipka
Preacher
Ron McClary
Tom
Dylan Kenin
Rose
LeAnne Lynch
Laura Merkin
Mary Peterson

Crew

Director
Alex Pastor
Director
David Pastor

Other Information

Language: 
English
Colour
Theatrical distributor: 
Paramount
Guidance: 
Violence and swearing.
Available on DVD and BluRay
Released 11 Dec 2009
Certificate 15
Categories
Drama