Metacritic Movie Ratings
World War Z Reviews

4.0

62

out of 100

Metascore®
Generally favorable reviews
Based on a weighted average of all critic review scores.

A sample of reviews from critics across the country.

  • 91

    out of 100

    Entertainment WeeklyOwen Gleiberman

    It's scary good fun.

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  • 88

    out of 100

    Chicago Sun-TimesRichard Roeper

    It’s entertaining as hell.

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  • 70

    out of 100

    VarietyScott Foundas

    Emerges as a surprisingly smart, gripping and imaginative addition to the zombie-movie canon, owing as much to scientific disaster movies like “The China Syndrome” and “Contagion” as it does to undead ur-texts like the collected works of George Romero.

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  • 70

    out of 100

    Village VoiceStephanie Zacharek

    Forster's meticulousness—coupled with ample excuses to blow stuff up—isn't enough to turn World War Z into one of those class-A end-of-everything movies that leaves you feeling just a little bit queasy, momentarily uncertain of your own small place in this unmanageable world.

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  • 70

    out of 100

    Wall Street JournalJoe Morgenstern

    This enjoyable shambles of a sci-fi thriller, directed by Marc Forster in impressive 3-D, stands on its own as a powerful vision of planetary chaos.

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  • 63

    out of 100

    USA TodayClaudia Puig

    Essentially, it boils down to familiar fare: a well-paced, entertaining, conventional action thriller where a reluctant hero saves the day.

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  • 60

    out of 100

    The Hollywood ReporterTodd McCarthy

    Brad Pitt delivers a capable performance in an immersive apocalyptic spectacle about a global zombie uprising.

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