The Girl With All the Gifts

Genre:  Drama, Horror, Thriller
Running Time:  111 min.
Release Date: February 24, 2017 - Toronto, Vancouver, Calgary, Ottawa, Halifax
DVD/Blu-ray: April 25, 2017

Current rating: Rating: 1.45
based on 62 votes and 4 reviews
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Cast: Gemma Arterton, Glenn Close, Paddy Considine, Anamaria Marinca, Dominique Tipper, Sennia Nanua


In a dystopian future, most of humanity has been infected by what is referred to as the "zombie fungus." The infected, known as "the hungries," quickly lose their mental capacity and feed on the flesh of the uninfected. Much is known about how the fungus is contracted, but little is known about how to stop it.

The few remaining survivors, heavily guarded in London, are attempting to find a cure by studying a small group of infected children. Although the children are relatively docile, the study requires the scientists to kill most of the test subjects, something that a teacher named Helen (Gemma Arterton) finds appalling. When one child, Melanie (Sennia Nanua), is selected for dissection by head scientist Caroline Caldwell (Glenn Close), Helen chooses to risk everything to save her.

Adapted from the M.R. Carey novel of the same name.

Director: Colm McCarthy
Studio: Elevation Pictures
Producer(s): Angus Lamont, Camille Gatin
Screenplay: Mike Carey
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  • 1 star "One of the stupidest films ever. Not scary or suspenseful, with a ridiculous story and a protagonist who turns out to be a genocidal monster (!) The people who made this film should be embarrassed."
  • 1 star "Really bad movie. Infuriating ending."
  • 1 star "Imbecilic, illogical, and Idiotically contrived. They should have given Glenn Close a big ole moustache to twirl. Maddening wrap up. Horrible movie."