Source: Catholic News Service
Intriguing but only sporadically scary thriller -- with a well-intended if rather obvious social message -- concerning a Philadelphia science teacher (Mark Wahlberg), his emotionally fragile wife (Zooey Deschanel) and the young daughter (Ashlyn Sanchez) of his best friend (John Leguizamo) on the run from a mysterious epidemic already gripping New York and Philadelphia, causing those infected to kill themselves. M. Night Shyamalan it at the top of his game in terms of direction, and graphic violence is relatively restrained, but his contrived and predictable script, peppered with illogical motivation, stilted dialogue and lame humor, strains credulity. Some very brief but grisly images of murder, mayhem and death, brief profanity and a couple of crude words, multiple but mostly nongraphic suicides, and a fleeting sexual reference. The USCCB Office for Film & Broadcasting classification is A-III -- adults. The Motion Picture Association of America rating is R -- restricted. Under 17 requires accompanying parent or adult guardian.
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