Released Year: 2013
Runtime: 89 minutes
Genre: Fantasy, Horror
Directors: Lucky McKee, Chris Sivertson
Writers: Lucky McKee, Chris Sivertson
Casts: Sidney Allison, Charon R. Arnold, Shay Astar, Sam Bean, Nicholas Bloom, Nadia Boceski, Michael Bowen, Shane Bowen, Brooke Butler, Amanda Grace Cooper, Felisha Cooper, Brandon Hampton, Jesse Hlubik, Reanin Johannink, Margarito
IMDB: The Girl with All the Gifts (2016) - IMDB
IMDB Rating: 7.3
Rotten Tomatoes Rating: 7.2
Time Out New York -
The movie is a coming-of-age story, but whose age is coming? That's the profound question we're left with, in a stellar adaptation that balances gore with black humor, ethical quandary, hope and-yes-plenty of brains.
The best zombie-ish apocalypse in years. Sennia Nanua is a major discovery, but it's the dense social commentary and moral dilemmas that will haunt you.
The Girl With All the Gifts is full of surprises. It keeps shifting before our eyes, from atmospheric horror to intense survival thriller to thoughtful contemplation of humanity's place in our planet's food chain.
Screen International -
What really separates The Girl With All the Gifts from the genre pack, however, is its moral intelligence, clever thematic consistency (drawing on the Greek myth of Pandora's box) and emotional heft, the latter component rooted in the truly captivating breakout performance of young Nanua.
The Girl with All the Gifts (2016)
In a dystopian near future, humanity has been ravaged by a mysterious fungal disease. The afflicted are robbed of all free will and turned into flesh-eating 'hungries'. Humankind's only hope is a small group of hybrid children who crave human flesh but retain the ability to think and feel. The children go to school at an army base in rural Britain, where they're subjected to cruel experiments by Dr. Caroline Caldwell (Glenn Close). School teacher Helen Justineau (Gemma Arterton) grows particularly close to an exceptional girl named Melanie (Sennia Nanua), thus forming a special bond. But when the base is invaded, the trio escape with the assistance of Sgt. Eddie Parks (Paddy Considine) and embark on a perilous journey of survival, during which Melanie must come to terms with who she is.