Carriers
Carriers
PG-13 | 04 September 2009 (USA)
Carriers Trailers

A deadly virus has spread across the globe. Contagion is everywhere, no one is safe, and no one can be trusted. Four friends race through the back roads of the American West on their way to a secluded utopian beach in the Gulf of Mexico where they could peacefully wait out the pandemic. Their plans take a grim turn when their car breaks down on an isolated road starting a chain of events that will seal their fates.

Reviews
Alicia

I love this movie so much

... View More
GrimPrecise

I'll tell you why so serious

... View More
Konterr

Brilliant and touching

... View More
Ezmae Chang

This is a small, humorous movie in some ways, but it has a huge heart. What a nice experience.

... View More
merceplucas

Carriers is no boundary-pusher. It's not the most unique concept, its writing isn't stellar, its young adult actors aren't prodigies, its soundtrack won't move you, and the cinematography isn't outrageous. It's simply decent. After watching it my main thought was "at least it wasn't another zombie movie." If you're tired of summer blockbusters (and I mean, who wouldn't be?) throw this on to kill an hour or two.

... View More
ezicat

Trite, predictable, boring movie that's essentially a "this is what we had to do to survive tale". So people died - well, I didn't care. They were unlikeable. I had no sympathies for them.And seriously? The only minority shown is a dead one? What was the point of the racial slur? To show the viewers that the guys in the masks were aholes? You know, it would have been better if you had kept them guessing. "Oh look there's help. Finally! Maybe. Oh wait...damn! Human nature 1; Decency 0.Epic fail!

... View More
MattyGibbs

Four young people try and survive in a world overrun by a deadly virus. The film concentrates on how the four react to each other as they hit trouble on their journey to find a safe haven. This is a familiar story but it creates a very tense and doom laden atmosphere with great cinematography. The dialogue and performances are very natural and the film makes you question what you would do in the same scenario. This is a much better film than the superficially similar Contagion and benefits from focusing on just a few characters. It shows that even without a big budget if you have a sharp script you can make a very good film. This is one of the few films that gets better as it progresses and the ending was excellent.I wasn't expecting too much from this film and it surpassed my expectations by a long way. If you like post apocalyptic films then this is well worth a watch

... View More
Leofwine_draca

I'm a huge fan of post-apocalypse movies, so CARRIERS was a given: a deadly airborne virus, a car full of survivors struggling to survive in a desperate and lonely world…yada yada yada, let's get moving with it. Unfortunately for me, Carriers turns out to be dead in the water. It's a soulless, pointless, plot less little exercise in human drama that offers nothing new and goes absolutely nowhere with it.It does start off mildly interesting, as our protagonists (four twentysomething friends) stumble across a father caring for his infected daughter. There are genuine moments of tension along the way with this sub-plot, and you watch wondering how things turn out. Sadly, this plot is jettisoned after a time, and the storyline develops no further. Instead, the film seems content to dwell on listless moments of inanity. The characters sit around drinking or knock golf balls through windows (Fight Club this ain't). They argue, have sex, and have a run-in with some completely generic guys-in-biohazard-suits who seem to show up in every film like this. It all ends in an overblown, mountain-out-of-a-molehill climax that seems to think it's powerfully shocking when, in fact, it's quite simply passé.It seems that American films have lately got stuck in a rut, casting their movies with obnoxious characters (I'm thinking of CHRONICLE) who spoil what have the potential to be otherwise good movies. Certainly, Chris Pine is one of the most unappealing leads I've seen in a while (he acts as pretty much the same type of one-dimensional hot-headed jerk that he played in STAR TREK) and the rest barely get a look in; Emily Van Camp, who might well be the best actor present, has about all of ten lines to contend with.Like I said, I love post-apocalypse movies…but this non-starter is nothing more than a test of patience.

... View More