Matthew Michael Carnahan

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Matthew Michael Carnahan
Born Port Huron, Michigan
Other names Matt Carnahan
Occupation Screenwriter, film director
Relatives Joe Carnahan (brother)

Matthew Michael Carnahan (sometimes identified as Matt Carnahan) is an American screenwriter who wrote the feature film The Kingdom (2007), and the film adaptation of the hit BBC television drama serial State of Play. Carnahan also wrote the screenplay for Lions for Lambs for United Artists.[1] His brother is Joe Carnahan, who wrote and directed Narc (2002), Smokin' Aces (2006) and The A-Team (2010).

Critical reaction to Carnahan's work has been mixed. The Kingdom averaged a 56 on Metacritic.[2] Rotten Tomatoes lists the film with 53% of critics giving the film positive reviews, based on 120 reviews. Lions for Lambs received generally negative to mixed reviews from critics. On the review aggregator Rotten Tomatoes, 27% of critics gave the film positive reviews, based on 133 reviews.[3] On Metacritic, the film had an average score of 47 out of 100, based on 33 reviews.[4]

He worked on the screenplay for the zombie film World War Z (2013).[5]

He also wrote the screenplay for the film adaptation of Nemesis with his brother Joe Carnahan.[6][7]



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  1. ^ "United Artists' "Lions for Lambs" to Be Released Worldwide by MGM" (Press release). Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer Studios. February 21, 2007. Retrieved 2007-11-10. 
  2. ^ "Kingdom, The (2007): Reviews". Metacritic. Retrieved 2007-09-28. 
  3. ^ "Lions for Lambs - Rotten Tomatoes". Rotten Tomatoes. Retrieved 2007-11-10. 
  4. ^ "Lions for Lambs (2007): Reviews". Metacritic. Retrieved 2007-11-10. 
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  6. ^ Phegley, Kiel (January 12, 2012). "MILLARWORLD EXCLUSIVE: Spinning Off "Nemesis 2" & "Hit-Girl"". Comic Book Resources. Retrieved March 6, 2012. 
  7. ^ Fleming Jr., Mike (October 4, 2013). "Mark Millar Raving Over Carnahan Clan Adaptation Of ‘Nemesis’". Deadline. Retrieved October 4, 2013. 

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