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“Carriers” is a post-apocalyptic thriller that takes place in a world devastated by a deadly virus. The story follows four young people, Brian, Danny, Kate, and Bobby, who are trying to reach a secluded beach where they believe they can find safety from the virus. The group adheres to strict rules to avoid contamination, such as wearing protective gear and avoiding contact with outsiders. As they journey through a desolate landscape, they encounter various challenges, both external and internal, which test their humanity and reveal the lengths they are willing to go to survive.

Review:

“Carriers” received mixed to positive reviews from critics. The film was praised for its atmospheric tension and the performances of its cast. It was noted for its focus on the psychological and moral dilemmas faced by the characters in a post-apocalyptic world. However, some reviewers felt that the plot was predictable and the film lacked originality in its execution.

The direction by Àlex and was commended for creating a sense of despair and isolation within the film's setting. The performances by the main cast, including , , , and , were highlighted as strong points, with their portrayals adding depth to the characters' struggles.

Plot:

“Carriers” is set in a world ravaged by a pandemic caused by a highly contagious and lethal virus. Brian, Danny, Kate, and Bobby are siblings and friends who are traveling in a car to reach a beach, rumored to be a safe haven from the virus. Along the way, they encounter abandoned towns, infected survivors, and the constant threat of exposure to the virus.

The group strictly adheres to a set of rules designed to protect them from infection. These rules include wearing gas masks, avoiding contact with other people, and refusing to help those who may be infected. However, their commitment to survival is tested when they encounter other survivors, including a young girl and her father. As tensions rise and trust is questioned, the group faces difficult choices that challenge their moral compass and the strength of their bond.

Awards:

“Carriers” did not receive significant awards recognition.

Popularity:

“Carriers” achieved moderate popularity upon its release. While it didn't attain blockbuster success, it garnered a modest following among fans of post-apocalyptic and survival thrillers. The film's exploration of moral dilemmas and the breakdown of societal norms in a pandemic-stricken world resonated with audiences interested in dark and thought-provoking storytelling.

 

Directed by
Written by
Produced by
  • Anthony Bregman
  • Ray Angelic
Starring
Cinematography Benoît Debie
Edited by Craig McKay
Music by
  • Peter Nashel
  • Brick Garner
Production
companies
Distributed by Paramount Pictures
Release date
  • September 4, 2009 (United States)
Running time
85 minutes
Country United States
Language English
Box office $5.8 million

 

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