28 Days Later

2002, Horror/Sci-fi, 1h 52m

233 Reviews 250,000+ Ratings

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Kinetically directed by Danny Boyle, 28 Days Later is both a terrifying zombie movie and a sharp political allegory. Read critic reviews

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A group of misguided animal rights activists free a caged chimp infected with the "Rage" virus from a medical research lab. When London bike courier Jim (Cillian Murphy) wakes up from a coma a month after, he finds his city all but deserted. On the run from the zombie-like victims of the Rage, Jim stumbles upon a group of survivors, including Selena (Naomie Harris) and cab driver Frank (Brendan Gleeson), and joins them on a perilous journey to what he hopes will be safety.

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Audience Reviews for 28 Days Later

  • Apr 18, 2017
    As far as zombie movies go this sure is different. It is also very raw and gritty, as well as inappropriate at times. I do not feel like I need to watch it again.
    Jarrin R Super Reviewer
  • Oct 22, 2016
    Menacing, grisly and bloody-brilliant to its core. 28 Days Later's combination of heart-pounding terror and gritty realism conjure up a fascinating take on a zombie/infection/plague tale and its real-world-situational trope. 4/5
    Eugene B Super Reviewer
  • Mar 11, 2015
    28 Days Later was made on a very small budget in the early days of digital cinema, so, yes, in retrospect, it does look a little bit like it was shot on a Nokia 3310, and yes, it is heavily responsible for the bilious deluge of zombie movies we got in its wake, which we are only now finally recovering from - but it's so good.
    Gimly M Super Reviewer
  • Dec 29, 2014
    Truly horrifying and intense but it weakens towards the end.
    Maymay A Super Reviewer

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