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By Cynthia Fuchs, Common Sense Media Reviewer

age 18+

Violent action flick paints a grim, bloody future.

Movie R 2008 105 minutes
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age 15+

Based on 3 parent reviews

age 16+

NOT FOR YOUNGER TEENS, older may like it

This movie packs unrealistic but very gory violence, characters are good and the intro was excellent but this aint a zombie film more like "its the end of the world" movie. But still a good choice for older teens little kids might not like the cannibalism scene or other nasty picks of the movie. but still its rather funny than disturbing

This title has:

Too much violence
Great messages
Great role models
age 13+


Greaty movie for action lovers. Awesome, bloody violence and strong main characters that will do anything to survive this doomed world mankind has created.

This title has:

Great role models

Is It Any Good?

Our review:
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Derivative by definition, the movie pits Eden against enemies and challenges that showcase her courage and intelligence (think the Alien films) and her lethal expertise (shades of Resident Evil). The predictable, video game-like plot doesn't allow much in the way of character development, though Eden does admire team member Sergeant Norton (Adrian Lester), who displays a singular moral sensibility, and so, must suffer dire consequences.

Like Neil Marshall's other films (Dog Soldiers and The Descent), Doomsday is full of gore and fierce battles for survival. It also alludes to social/political issues like AIDS and the Katrina catastrophe. Still, such broader dimensions tend to be overshadowed by the harrowing, bloody action. While Eden draws obvious inspiration from her tough-chick role models (Linda Hamilton, Kate Beckinsale, even Buffy), she's also a vaguely new kind of mad girl. Anticipating the direst end, Eden chooses the cannibal punks, declaring herself for them, in terms they appreciate. It's a grim resolution, even in this post-apocalypse.

Movie Details

  • In theaters: March 14, 2008
  • On DVD or streaming: July 28, 2008
  • Cast: Adrian Lester, Bob Hoskins, Rhona Mitra
  • Director: Neil Marshall
  • Inclusion Information: Black actors
  • Studio: Rogue Pictures
  • Genre: Horror
  • Run time: 105 minutes
  • MPAA rating: R
  • MPAA explanation: strong bloody violence, language and some sexual content/nudity.
  • Last updated: February 27, 2023

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