Arnold Schwarzenegger's new zombie movie Maggie has premiered to a positive critical response at the Tribeca Film Festival. The film focuses on a deadly zombie virus sweeping the nation and a father willing to stop at nothing to save his infected daughter.

MaggieArnold Schwarzenegger stars opposite Abigail Breslin in Maggie

"A terminal-illness family drama in which the ailment happens to be zombieism, Henry Hobson's Maggie does the genre mashup thing without an ounce of tongue-in-cheek attitude," wrote John DeFore of the Hollywood Reporter.

"An unlikely proposition on paper, this Arnold Schwarzenegger-Abigail Breslin zombie movie offers a moving twist on the genre," said Guy Lodge of Variety.

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"The surprise in Maggie is Abigail Breslin, playing a teenager who flares and burns with dread as she becomes aware of the horror of her infection," said David D'Arcy of Screen International.

"The story retains a haunting quality thanks to its compelling performances and a contemplative atmosphere that owes much to David Wingo's mournful score," said Eric Kohn of IndieWire.

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"In a genre practically defined by fatalism, Maggie probably reigns supreme," wrote William Bibbiani of CraveOnline.

Schwarzenneger is slowly rebuilding his stock in Hollywood and will star in Terminator Genisys later this summer. Co-starring Emilia Clarke and Jai Courtney, the movie sees Kyle Reese teaming up with John Connor's mother Sarah and an aging terminator to try and stop the one thing that the future fears - Judgement Day.

He's also confirmed for Triplets, a sequel to Twins starring Danny DeVito and Eddie Murphy. 

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