Secure within a desolate home as an unnatural threat terrorizes the world, the tenuous domestic order he has established with his wife and son is put to the ultimate test with the arrival of a desperate young family seeking refuge. Despite the best intentions of both families, paranoia and mistrust boil over as the horrors outside creep ever-closer, awakening something hidden and monstrous within him as he learns that the protection of his family comes at the cost of his soul.Written by
Joel Edgerton's character, Paul, states that he was a teacher before the world started falling apart. Edgerton's character was a teacher in the movie, Warrior (2011). See more »
After the dog returns, Paul asks Travis about any physical contact he had with Andrew. Despite clearly recognising the risk from touch, and ordering Travis and Sarah to 'wash up' and quarantine themselves, he wipes his own hands repeatedly over his face and beard. See more »
Can you hear me? Dad, can you hear me?
[nodding a weary yes]
You don't need to fight it. You can just let it all go. Everything's okay.
[pan reveals that she is speaking with a mask on]
I love you, dad. I do. I'm so sorry. Oh, god...
[gets up to go]
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There's a lot of discussion on here as to whether this film constitutes a horror film or something more akin to a psychological drama.
As a horror film, I didn't find the film scary, and as a psychological drama, not particularly fresh in what it was presenting. I consider 'The Road' as a much, much stronger example of a film that blends horror and psychological drama - in exploring the limits of humanity & family in an apocalyptic setting.
It's nonetheless a well-made film with fine performances, but I came into the film expecting...something great, which it wasn't. That's hype for you.
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