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A futuristic action thriller where a team of people work to prevent a disaster threatening the future of the human race.

Release Year: 2008

Rating: 6.0/10 (41,719 voted)

Critic's Score: 51/100

Director: Neil Marshall

Stars: Rhona Mitra, Bob Hoskins, Alexander Siddig

A lethal virus spreads throughout the British isles,infecting millions and killing hundreds of thousands. To contain the threat, acting authorities brutally quarantine the country as it succumbs to fear and chaos. The quarantine is successful. Three decades later, the Reaper virus violently resurfaces in a major city. An elite group of specialists, including Eden Sinclair, is urgently dispatched into the still-quarantined country to retrieve a cure by any means necessary. Shut off from the rest of the world, the unit must battle through a landscape that has become a waking nightmare.

Caryn Peterson - Vagrant Girl
Adeola Ariyo - Nurse
Emma Cleasby - Katherine Sinclair
Christine Tomlinson - Young Eden Sinclair
Vernon Willemse - David / Gimp
Paul Hyett - Hot Dog Victim
Daniel Read - Sergeant #1
Karl Thaning - Pilot
Stephen Hughes - Soldier #1 / Johnson
Jason Cope - Wall Guard
Ryan Kruger - Soldier
Nathan Wheatley - Patient 'X'
Cecil Carter - DDS Assault Trooper
Jeremy Crutchley - Richter
Rhona Mitra - Eden Sinclair

Taglines: The End Is Nigh.


Official Website: Official site | Official site [Japan] |

Release Date: 14 March 2008

Filming Locations: Blackness Castle, Blackness, Falkirk, West Lothian, Scotland, UK

Box Office Details

Budget: $30,000,000 (estimated)

Opening Weekend: $4,926,565 (USA) (16 March 2008) (1936 Screens)

Gross: $10,955,425 (USA) (6 April 2008)

Technical Specs

Runtime: USA:  | USA: (uncut version)  | UK:

Did You Know?

The PM's name John Hatcher may be a nod to two of Britain's former Prime Ministers John Major and Margaret Thatcher.

Revealing mistakes: When Eden Sinclair's partner gets his head shot off at the Docks the head is very clearly a dummy.

[first lines]
Kane: Like so many epidemics before, the loss of so many lives began with a single microscopic organism. It's human nature to seek even the smallest comfort in reason, or logic for events as catastrophic as these. But a virus doesn't choose a time or place. It doesn't hate or even care. It just happens.

User Review



If you enjoyed 28 Days Later, Mad Max: Beyond Thunderdome and Gladiator, this might be the film for you. Writer and Director Neil Marshall (Dog Soldiers, The Descent) an obvious student of genre movies, has managed to smoothly craft together a cinematic Frankenstein's monster of sci-fi action clichés. Gratuitous blood geysers? Check. Insane, post-apocalyptic punks? Check. Buff, beautiful, uber-bad-ass heroine that can kill without a moment's hesitation but still possesses superior morals to those that command her? Check. Ego-maniacal bad guy played by Malcolm McDowell? Check. Ticking clock to doomsday? Check.

Marshall has skillfully engineered what is truly an homage to the genre movie and an action buffet for moviegoers with appropriate kitsch and over-the-topness without lowering himself to the realm of spoof.

If you're looking for high cinema don't look here, but if you're looking for excitement, humor and an overall really good time, Doomsday will certainly fit the bill.

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