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By Charles Cassady Jr., Common Sense Media Reviewer

age 15+

Gloom, not thrills, in sci-fi drama of worldwide plague.

Movie PG-13 2009 84 minutes
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age 14+

Based on 2 parent reviews

age 14+

A good watch!

Carriers is a very decent science fiction film. Didn't know what to expect but I found myself glued to my chair the entire time. It's suspenseful, not scary. Violence and language aren't too bad. Some kissing. Decent amount of action throughout. Definitely give it a try!
age 13+

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Pine is excellent in the showy part of a strutting hellion who treats it as a chance to act like a jerk; possibly this is his way of coping in a nightmare scenario. But the minimalist, no-frills approach to the characters, and to the disaster itself, leaves the film feeling often as narrow and empty as the roads the protagonists drive.

Paramount released to DVD this moody, small-scale sci-fi-tinged drama (set in lonely highways and small settlements, no spectacle) after one of its stars, Chris Pine, scored a star-making lead in a big-scale sci-fi drama -- as the "new" Captain James T. Kirk in an epic Star Trek relaunch. Both pictures received a PG-13, but CARRIERS, without a jillion Federation Credits depending on its success, has the "luxury" of being much more disturbing and grim. Unlike similar blockbuster treatments of the mass-human-extinction theme like I Am Legend, there's no hope or miraculous reprieve for viewers, who are asked to consider how folks would behave (or misbehave) if everyone was dying/dead.

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