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The Cured (2018)



Critic Consensus: The zombie apocalypse genre is crowded with clichés, but The Cured sets itself slightly apart with some extra BRAAAAAAAAAAINS and thematic depth.

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What happens when the undead return to life? In a world ravaged for years by a virus that turns the infected into zombie-like cannibals, a cure is at last found and the wrenching process of reintegrating the survivors back into society begins. Among the formerly afflicted is Senan (Sam Keeley), a young man haunted by the horrific acts he committed while infected. Welcomed back into the family of his widowed sister-in-law (Ellen Page), Senan attempts to restart his life-but is society ready to forgive him and those like him? Or will fear and prejudice once again tear the world apart? Pulsing with provocative parallels to our troubled times, The Cured is a smart, scary, and hauntingly human tale of guilt and redemption.

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Oscar Nolan
as Cillian
Chelsea Debo
as Cured Wife
Sarah Kinlen
as Catherine
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Critic Reviews for The Cured

All Critics (67) | Top Critics (23)

Suspenseful and thought-provoking, The Cured is a serious, engaged horror movie. More upsetting than scary, it ratchets up the tension unsettlingly. There's life in zombies yet.

May 12, 2018 | Rating: 3/5 | Full Review…

My tolerance for zombie acting and zombie drama in the style of Danny Boyle's 28 Days Later is never all that high, and the tropes are a bit familiar here.

May 11, 2018 | Rating: 2/5 | Full Review…

Struggles to move beyond genre clichés.

May 10, 2018 | Rating: 2/5 | Full Review…

Though The Cured loses its way a little in the final act, it offers delicious variations that facilitate new (if not exactly fresh) flavours of creepiness and great scope for socio-political metaphor.

May 2, 2018 | Rating: 3/5 | Full Review…

At its best, it has the provocative cunning of a "Black Mirror" episode. Unfortunately, "The Cured" becomes less cerebral and more predictably action-oriented in its third act .

March 21, 2018 | Rating: 3.5/5 | Full Review…

The feelings are right, and that's very much the main thing.

March 16, 2018 | Rating: 3/5 | Full Review…

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Jesse Ortega
Jesse Ortega

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What if zombies could be cured? This Irish production kinda ponders the implications, but stays too formulaic, too safe, in the end, forgetting that the subject matter DEMANDS outlandish, fantastic elements. The ultimate result is less than dramatic, less than interesting. Still, a good idea. I waited in vain for at least one scene where titled characters drooled while eyeing some innocent victim mindlessly.

Kevin M. Williams
Kevin M. Williams

Super Reviewer

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