The Girl with All the Gifts

Movie review by Jeffrey Anderson, Common Sense Media
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Common Sense says

age 17+

Very gory zombie movie tackles interesting ideas.

R 2017 111 minutes

Parents say

age 13+

Based on 7 reviews

Kids say

age 13+

Based on 3 reviews

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Community Reviews

age 12+

Shockingly good

I didn’t expect much out of this zombie flick, but it was so good!! An original zombie story with a very unique twist. Not overly bloody (for a zombie movie). Some heart and thoughtful dialogue. Fine for pre-teens and up who can handle dark matters.

This title has:

Great role models
Too much violence
Too much swearing
age 16+

A true triumph for its budget and one of the best zombie movies of all time

While the man-eating fungus-body-snatcher-plague is by no means original, the serious portrayal of a zombie apocalypse in The Girl with All the Gifts is one of the best. It's hard to believe they managed to do all they did on screen with such little budget (less than $5 million). The derelict natural-takeover landscapes are stunning and the fungal evolution is otherworldly and interesting. There's some extremely tense moments in this film and it achieves horror without reliance on jump scares or gratuitous gore. All that being said, the film's finale is poorly executed. Did the soldiers just decide to abandon all reason for the sake of wrapping up the plot? The teacher just accepts the near total genocide of the human race after a few tears? In the end, the Girl may be somewhat human, but she is absent of any humanity... And in this case, quite "literally worse than Hitler."

This title has:

Too much violence
Too much swearing
Too much drinking/drugs/smoking

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