"As totalitarian-minded ideological blocs congeal on both the left and right, the idea of an apocalypse caused by group-thinking zombies out for fresh blood becomes ever more terrifying with each passing day. Case in point is Cargo, a feature-length version of a viral Australian short film about a father and a daughter alone in the Outback against a legion of the living dead. English actor Martin Freeman is the binding that grounds this survival epic amid a terrifying zombie thriller".
"The Emo Zombie wave is here, and Cargo is one of the best entries, with Martin Freeman powering the drama as a father searching the Australian outback for a safe haven that will take his infant daughter - and he's only got 48 hours to do it before he, too, becomes a flesh eater. Cargo hits a lot of familiar zombie tropes (end of the world, dramatic acts of self-sacrifice, morally bankrupt people turning into savage opportunists when society falls) but directors Yolanda Ramke (who also wrote the screenplay) and Ben Howling add enough fresh details to make their zombiepocalypse stand out. And thanks to an excellent lead turn from Freeman, it's also touching enough to leave you in tears".
"It’s an unseasonably cold spring evening in Manhattan and the Tribeca Film Festival theatre is over-capacity for the international premiere of Cargo, the Australian zombie movie starring British actor Martin Freeman (The Hobbit, The Office). Cargo is the biggest genre film at this year’s festival and its basic premise – zombies roaming the Australian outback – has piqued the interest both of industry heavyweights and New York movie geeks. Tickets to the premiere disappeared quickly."