Film about an epidemic outbreak of a new rabies virus in Venezuela and a father trying to save his son from contagion.


Flavio Pedota

Movie Reviews

Reviewed by van2-1 7 /10

Solid suspense

Forget the social commentary and Venezuelan unrest this is a very watchable zombie film. There are suspenseful scenes galore and the lead actors are likeable and believable. The trip is worth it if you like solid film-making. It has pacing flaws but I cared about all the characters and their journey to find a safe place.

Reviewed by paul_haakonsen 5 /10

Ultimately a very generic zombie movie...

Well, taking into consideration that this is a Venezuelan movie, then things weren't actually all that bad. And truth be told, the movie was definitely watchable for a zombie movie.

However, if you compare it to some of the Western or Asian zombie movies, then "Infección" sort of pales in comparison and stands out as being a mere mediocre foray into the zombie genre. When in fact the movie does offer nothing new to the zombie genre.

It was the fact that this was a non-American zombie movie that sort of made the movie interesting for me. Story-wise and contents-wise, then "Infección" wasn't overly impressive. Entertaining enough for sure, but not impressive or outstanding.

The zombie make-up was okay. Again, not outstanding. And for a life-long zombie fan like myself, I found that the movie was grossly lacking in the gore and mayhem department. I enjoy watching decaying and slow shambling zombies, not fast-running agile zombies that are little more than people in tattered garments with a few splatters of blood here and there.

If you are new to the zombie genre, then "Infección" is perhaps a good movie, but for those in the audience that have sat through an abundance of zombie movies already, it doesn't bring much of anything new to the table.

I am rating "Infección" a mediocre five out of ten stars. While it was watchable and a zombie movie - which in itself counts for something with me - it just wasn't an outstanding movie in the zombie genre. It did, however, put Venezuela on the zombie world map, so thumbs up for that.

Reviewed by michaelbacteria 5 /10

The End

A pretty good zombie movie but... In the last minute Adam gets suddenly shot and his kid kidnapped by bikers. Next scene they found a cure thanks to the kid. No explanation, nothing. Like the budget was empty and they had to make an end somehow. Pretty shocking to see this ruined in the last minute.

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