ELLE reviews World War Z

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Brad Pitt turns action hero in World War Z, a gripping thriller about a zombie apocalypse.

He's Gerry Lane, a husband, father and UN worker who's thrown into a position of responsibility when zombies shrink the population overnight.

Gerry is charged with travelling the world trying to find the key to the virus-dodging, flesh-hungry zombies all the way.
World War Z is an exciting, action-packed story with breathtaking set pieces, only dragging in pace in the long, slightly absurd final act.
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Unsurprisingly, Brad is great as the clever humanitarian type and Mireille Enos (The Killing) puts in a sympathetic performance as his wife (nice work if you can get it).

These characters are developed enough to make you care ­ and to crank up the suspense when they're thrown into peril.

It's not up there with the likes of 28 Days Later, but World War Z is still a cut above your average zombie horror.

World War Z is in cinemas now

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