The Girl with All the Gifts

2016

Action / Drama / Horror / Thriller

120
Rotten Tomatoes Critics - Certified Fresh 84%
Rotten Tomatoes Audience - Upright 71%
IMDb Rating 6.7 10 40113

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Gemma Arterton as Helen Justineau
Glenn Close as Dr. Caroline Caldwell
Paddy Considine as Sgt. Eddie Parks
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1hr 51 min
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1hr 51 min
P/S 7 / 45

Movie Reviews

Reviewed by shannen-l-c 2 / 10

Hugely disappointing

'The Girl with All the Gifts' starts out wonderfully and seems to have a lot of promise, but sadly takes a very sudden dive off a very tall cliff.

The main character, young Melanie, is easy to sympathise with, although the young actress that plays her is clearly inexperienced and doesn't deliver the most convincing performance. In fact, all of the performances of the main cast are rather mediocre and don't stand out as being particularly strong. Helen (Gemma Arterton) is a strange character whose motivations are unclear and obsession with Melanie can easily be construed as being inappropriate in nature. But perhaps this issue was more related to Arterton's poor performance than the character itself.

The intrigue is built from the beginning and leaves you wondering what's happening and why. It's very clear it's set in a futuristic post-apocalyptic world but the rest remains a mystery. Unfortunately, the mystery is quickly revealed - the world has been overtaken by flesh-eating humans called 'hungries'. Essentially, this reveal derailed from any appeal of the show and left me completely underwhelmed. In other words, 'The Girl with All the Gifts' is just another zombie movie. This fact explains why I watched it based on the fact it was listed under the horror section on Netflix, although I wouldn't characterise this as being a horror in the traditional sense. There's minimal gore and zero tension or fear.

Despite the hungries being depicted in a slightly different way to traditional zombies (they're much faster and agile for starters), the fact remains that this is very much a zombie movie. The second I found this out I wanted to switch off due to my dislike for zombie movies, but I decided to commit and see it through to the end.

The plot is boring, uneventful and lacking in any real substance. The action is sparse and boring and it's impossible to form attachments to any of the characters. The decisions made by Melanie are often stupid (I suppose we can forgive her for that since she's a child) and the ending was unsatisfying.

I have no idea how a movie as poor as this has managed to get a 6 star rating. In terms of movies in the same genre, it's extremely poor and lacking in every area.

Don't waste your time with this movie and if you're looking for a decent zombie movie you'd have better luck with movies such as Zombieland, Shaun of the Dead, Quarantine, I Am Legend, 28 Days Later or Dawn of the Dead.

Reviewed by jebellofiore-12078 1 / 10

Terrible on every way

I cannot help to think that anyone that has rated this 6 or above is a payed review or watched a different movie ... the entire plot is mediocre at best, dull, long, boring, accompanied by utter poor acting, honestly speaking 6.7/10 is an insult, the first 30 min are watchable ... but it takes a HUGE dive afterwards.

Reviewed by charlesgates-49153 8 / 10

Colm McCarthy breathes new life into the lumbering zombie genre.

Other than Train to Busan and the early season of The Walking Dead, I'm not a fan of the mindless monsters. However, with stellar casting, detail-oriented world building, and grounded, believable characters, The Girl with All the Gifts breathes new life into the "undead."

McCarthy's Girl with All the Gifts is more than a coming to age story about responsibility and adulthood. It portrays the dangers of conformity. The authority figures are scientists, teachers, and officers. They are forcing the children to learn what they teach. They are discovering a cure so that mankind can remain as is. And the movie begs us to answer the question, what does it mean to be human?

To read my full review, go to alexcgates.com

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