Carriers (2009) Movie Review

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Carriers (2009)

2009 | PG-13 | Horror, Thriller, Drama, Sci-Fi
84 minutes / 1h 24min

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Carriers Plot Synopsis:

In a world devastated by an outbreak, Brian, his girlfriend Bobby, his brother Danny and their friend, Kate, are heading to a beach where the brothers spent their childhood vacations expecting it to be a sanctuary. When their car breaks down on the road in the desert, they negotiate with a man called Frank, who is also stranded but without gas. He is trying to get his daughter Jodie to the hospital (she is infected with a disease of some kind), they all decide to travel together. During the journey, massive moral dilemmas arise, as events head into a downward spiral.

Carriers (2009) Review

Co-directors David Pastor and Alex Pastor brought us Carriers (2009) which is a horror sci-fi film. Carriers received 1 movie award nomination for the Young Artist Award for Kiernan Shipka.

Carriers is a tale about four friends trying to flee a viral pandemic. The four friends soon become greater threats to one another than the viral pandemic.

Well anyone expecting a zombie virus or an action movie are going to be disappointed. This is certainly a character piece with 4 young adults traveling across the desolate United States that has been mostly wiped out by a pandemic. Carriers is a movie about how they deal with other survivors they meet, and how they try to keep themselves free of the unnamed virus. The movie really never offers anything more. There are no explanations for what has happened, no tidy endings. I would have expected to see a bit more destruction and chaos in a world that is dying. For the most part, the roads are clear and the towns still standing even though you would think that people fleeing the virus would have caused damage as well as looters, and just the sick themselves who have about a week to live after contracting the virus. It is just an okay movie as a small budget character piece.

  • Carriers Rating Scores
  • Our Score: 7
  • Overall Score: 6.55
  • IMDB: 6.0
  • Rotten Tomatoes: 6.6

About Carriers 2009

Title: Carriers
Year: 2009
Runtime: 84 minutes
Type: Movie
Genre: Horror, Thriller, Drama, Sci-Fi
Score: 3.5 / 5 stars
Avg. Rating: 3.27/5 stars from 38,882 users.
Total Avg. Votes: 38,882
MPAA Rating: PG-13
Carriers Cast Starring: Dylan Kenin, Lou Taylor Pucci, Chris Pine, Christopher Meloni, Brighid Fleming, Emily VanCamp, Mark Moses, Piper Perabo, Tim D. Janis, Kiernan Shipka, Ron McClary, Josh Berry, Tim Janis, Dale Malley, LeAnne Lynch, Jan Cunningham, Mary Peterson, Sequoyah Adams-Rice
Carriers Writers: Àlex Pastor, David Pastor
Carriers Director: David Pastor, Àlex Pastor, Àlex Pastor
Box Office: $90,820
Production: Paramount Vantage
Language: English
Country: USA