Post-pandemic road movie with an over-familiar plot... Discuss this article

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Consistent in its themes but uneven as a drama, this post-pandemic road movie follows a quartet of twenty-something survivors as they drive across the desert en route to a virus-free Mexican beach. They travel through a parched, harshly lit landscape populated by the diseased and the desperate: a father and his infected daughter, a despairing children’s doctor, a pair of gun-toting Christian women. Emphasising character conflict over generic horror, Spanish brothers Álex and David Pastor nevertheless employ some over-familiar scenarios. Sadly, this thoughtful, low-key exploration of our darker survival instincts is too conventional and unfocused to fully engage our emotions.

By Nigel Floyd
Time Out Doha,


  • Duration: 84
  • Released: Thu, 07 Jan
  • Classification: PG15
  • Language: English
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  • Director: Álex Pastor, David Pastor
  • Stars: Sequoyah Adams-Rice, Josh Berry, Jeremy Burnell, Brighid Fleming, Jason E. Hill, Tim Janis, Dylan Kenin

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