The Crazies (2010) No Spoiler Review

An Average Movie-Goer’s Review

No spoilers! If you would like spoilers – check out the Spoiler post

I love horror movies and if I’m going to watch them anyway, why not write an entertaining/funny review from the POV of an average movie-goer and not a professional critic.

Today we’re looking at 2010’s The Crazies a remake of the 1973 George A Romero film The Crazies

When a virus turns people in a small town in Iowa into violent killers, the town’s sheriff (Timothy Olyphant) attempts to lead a group out of the town safely.

Is The Crazies (2010) Scary?

The Crazies has some pretty good jump scares but just as many cheap ones that don’t feel earned. Luckily there are several tense scenes that will keep you on the edge of your seat but overall, you won’t be too scared after watching The Crazies unless your phones and internet suddenly go out. That makes sense if you’ve seen the movie.


The Crazies is great. The movie has great acting, good dialogue, the build-up and pacing keep you interested in what the hell is going on and you never feel like the movie is force-feeding you information. By the time you find out major plot points, you realize there was enough information given to you that you could have figured out at the same pace as the characters. This helps you emphasize with their situation and you feel closer to the characters.

For a horror movie, it has some great tense scenes and some effective creepy scenes. There are a few more cheap jumpscares than I would have liked that use a dramatic jumpscare musical sting for no real good reason other than to give a cheap jumpscare. You kind of end up rolling your eyes at a few of them.

I couldn’t really find any logical holes in the plot except maybe one or two that actually don’t have much consequence to the plot overall. Other than that the movie makes sense within its own universe and there weren’t any glaring inconsistencies with character motivation. It’s just a well-told movie.

Overall I highly recommend giving The Crazies a watch.


Stuff to Ignore

Rotten Tomatoes – 71%

Metacritic – 56

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