Carriers

Carriers

Alex Pastor, David Pastor (2008)

81min
15 Certificate
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Review

Our Score
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.

Summary

A viral epidemic spreads across the world, threatening to wipe out the human race. Four survivors go in search of an isolated location where they will be safe - but along the way, they are forced to commit monstrous acts just to stay alive. Horror, starring Chris Pine, Lou Taylor Pucci, Piper Perabo and Emily VanCamp.

Cast & Crew

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
Director Alex Pastor
Director David Pastor
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Other Information

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

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