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By Jeffrey Anderson, Common Sense Media Reviewer

age 14+

Surprisingly touching Schwarzenegger zombie flick.

Movie PG-13 2015 95 minutes
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age 18+

Based on 1 parent review

age 18+

Common Sense review is slightly misleading...

While this film is interesting, and really well filmed, my review is mostly to address the use of profanity in the film that common sense media seemed to overlook. The film was said to have only minor language (crap, a$$), but it actually had a bit more (g-d, s word, and several other derogatory terms). I usually come to common sense media to find out the specifics on a film, but this time I was a bit shocked to see that the reviewer had completely overlooked this. Movie is a little violent/scary but also filmed so most of the actually violence isn't shown. Very emotional and interesting pov for a film that is still about...zombies.

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Too much swearing
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Is It Any Good?

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Henry Hobson, a title designer and a director of the Oscar telecast, makes his feature directorial debut with this highly unusual, unexpectedly moving zombie film. He blankets the movie in ominous gray, creating a deadly quiet from which life attempts to spring forth, like the patch of daisies that Wade shows to Maggie. Hobson gives his characters the opportunity to truly contemplate life and death, with time to think and time to be afraid, as well as time to enjoy whatever's left.

Schwarzenegger was once cast opposite Danny DeVito for comic effect, but here, opposite the former Little Miss Sunshine, he forms a truly touching chemistry with his co-star; the result is the subtlest performance the Terminator actor has ever given. Some of the movie's conceits, like the mysterious "quarantine" center, threaten the film's delicate fabric, but ultimately, Maggie is a surprising zombie movie in which life and death actually mean something.

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