In a dystopian near future, humanity has been ravaged by a mysterious fungal disease. The afflicted are robbed of all free will and turned into flesh-eating 'hungries'. Humankind's only hope is a small group of hybrid children who crave human flesh but retain the ability to think and feel. The children go to school at an army base in rural Britain, where they're subjected to cruel experiments by Dr. Caroline Caldwell (Glenn Close). School teacher Helen Justineau (Gemma Arterton) grows particularly close to an exceptional girl named Melanie (Sennia Nanua), thus forming a special bond. But when the base is invaded, the trio escape with the assistance of Sgt. Eddie Parks (Paddy Considine) and embark on a perilous journey of survival, during which Melanie must come to terms with who she is.
Mike Carey: Writer of the book and film briefly appears as one of the "hungries" thrashing against the fence to the military base, wearing a jacket and blue shirt at the front. See more »
Whilst the movie was filmed in 2015 the panoramic shot of central London containing the 'Gherkin' also shows the old building at 20 Fenchurch Street, which was demolished in 2008, its replacement, the 'Walkie Talkie' was completed in 2014. See more »
If I had a box of bad things I'd put you in it and close the lid.
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The Girl with all the Gifts is as refreshingly original and comprehensive as a movie can get about zombies. I loved it so much that it prompted me to join IMDb so I could give it a 10 star stellar review.
From the very beginning the movie creates intrigue. I could go on and on about how great this movie is, but will just suffice to say it's never slow and never predictable. It blew my mind. It's a fast hour and 51 minutes and it is terrific. It is dark, bleak and the visual effects of a destroyed London will stay in my mind for quite a while. The performances are very good. The little girl has great screen presence. I cared about what happened to the characters throughout and I didn't spend a second of this movie bored.
If you are a fan of thriller movies you should see it. You have to.
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