The Bottom Line
- Good acting
- Strong makeup effects
- Intelligent, dramatic script
- Slow pace
- Starring Mark Gibson, Jordan Hayes, Dee Wallace, Bill Moseley, Stephen McHattie, Brian Cox, Adam Seybold
- Directed by John Geddes
- Rated NR
- DVD Release Date: June 19, 2012
Guide Review - 'Exit Humanity' DVD Review
Exit Humanity is an unusual title for a zombie movie, but it's reflective of the unusual nature of the film -- not only because it's a zombie western, but also because of its dramatic tone and introspective nature. With its rural setting, deliberate pace and ruminations on the nature of life and death, it actually plays a bit like a 19th century feature film version of The Walking Dead. As with that show, the script for Exit Humanity is smart and plumbs emotional depth, while the cast -- featuring a mix of unknowns and recognizable faces like Dee Wallace, Bill Moseley and the sadly underutilized Stephen McHattie -- likewise delivers on the heft of the material.
Granted, there are moments where the somber story drags, but there are enough splashes of violence (including some well-rendered animated sequences that no doubt help keep production costs down) to keep things spicy, along with voiceover narration from the great Brian Cox and a storyline that touches an emotional nerve. Like last year's The Dead, Exit Humanity shows that you don't need a big budget, big-name stars or even an unrelenting flow of hollow gore and action to create an excellent zombie movie.
Special features include commentary and a featurette.