'World War Z': Zombie Apocalypse Now
“World War Z” is a real surprise. The movie’s release was preceded by tales of extensive script-whacking and panicky reshooting. But however desperate these measures may have been, they now seem justified; the picture flows smoothly from one sensational set-piece sequence to the next. It’s unremittingly tense and often very scary. It is a full-on zombie movie, but it’s one that relies less on the usual gut-slurping gore and more on the gathering dread of a plausible apocalypse for its horrifying effect. It rises above its genre.