A huge deviation in tone from the derelict moodiness captured by director J. A. Bayona, despite some wonderful artwork.
Explores uncomfortable humanitarian and environmental issues, but these themes fail to harmonise with supernatural elements.
A triumphant debut effort which offers unique tension and poignancy and isn’t afraid to confront uncomfortable cultural realities.
Sardonic elements balance with emphatic characters and sharp camerawork to ensure the film's anxious torsion maintains its focus.
Uses all the hallmarks of Britain’s distinctive post-apocalyptic zombie cannon to make for powerfully relatable, bleak scenes.
Stephen King cultists will find the humour and originality of the author firmly intact, but perhaps only in fragments and flashes.