This minimalist, one-location horror film bursts with creativity as much as it implodes with stoicism. While the outbreak on-air is tense as hell through telling without showing, it takes an hour for our central characters to actually be part of the threat, and thus, its central conflict. Also, once they face those obstacles, it isn't as tense with on-screen action as it's with audio. Mismatched in ideas and emotion.
Talk about re-inventing a genre! Pontypool is a fresh take on, not only the most cliched of all movie genres, but on modern cinema. "Less is more" is the key when talking about this excellently delivered thriller. But don't be fooled, there is huge profundity under the minimalism.