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28 Days Later Reviews

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Victoria Alexander
Movie Reviews in Croatian
June 19, 2003
Warning: Spoilers necessary to dope out the stupid story!
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Rob Gonsalves
July 23, 2007
Every bit as much a reactionary, establishmentarian work as the horror movies of fifty years ago.
Full Review | Original Score: 2/5
Allan Hunter
Screen International
October 6, 2013
The end result still lacks a coherent sense of what the film is trying to achieve.
Jeffrey M. Anderson
Combustible Celluloid
June 27, 2003
In its defense, 28 Days Later does reveal the occasional inspired moment.
Full Review | Original Score: 2.5/4
Joe Lozito
Big Picture Big Sound
December 27, 2007
It degenerates into an incongruous morality tale with an action movie climax that abandons all that came before it.
Full Review | Original Score: 2/4
Jeffrey Westhoff
Northwest Herald (Crystal Lake, IL)
June 26, 2003
A bloody disappointment.
Full Review| Original Score: 2.5/4
Brent Simon
Entertainment Today
July 1, 2003
I applaud the film's acting, impulse and construction, but there's a third act narrative choice that badly miscalculates the realistic interplay of its subjects and timeline, effectively sabotaging the momentum and integrity of the film.
Full Review | Original Score: C
Jeremy Heilman
May 9, 2003
Apparently the legacy of the Blair Witch phenomenon is the belief in filmmakers that visuals aren't important and incoherency is scarier than anything viewers can actually comprehend.
Full Review | Original Score: 2/4
Dennis Schwartz
Ozus' World Movie Reviews
July 21, 2003
Its power lies in how topical is its message.
Full Review | Original Score: C
David N. Butterworth
Movie Boeuf
July 25, 2003
The scariest thing about Danny Boyle's film is the surprisingly large percentage of people seemingly infected by its cheap and shoddy plagiarism.
Full Review | Original Score: 1.5/4
October 2, 2003
'EN la segunda parte, la cinta pierde el impacto inicial y comienza a diluirse en una serie de diálogos y situaciones hasta cierto punto absurdas y fuera de lugar, cayendo en el típico cliché hollywoodense'
Full Review | Original Score: 2.5/4
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Michael Wilmington
Chicago Tribune
June 26, 2003
Despite this unusual setting (contemporary Britain in anarchy) and some good scenes, Boyle's new movie is mostly a zombie fiasco, closer to the vacuities of The Beach than the scintillating social satire of Trainspotting.
Full Review | Original Score: 2/4
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Desson Thomson
Washington Post
June 27, 2003
A movie that's creepy and truly suspenseful in some places, unintentionally comic or plain awful in others.
Dustin Putman
June 27, 2003
Holds a handful of chilling scenes and unforgettable images, but its cumulative effect is one of disappointment and missed opportunities.
Full Review | Original Score: 2/4
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Nathan Rabin
AV Club
October 6, 2013
Later does a lot of things right, which makes its third-act missteps even more frustrating.
Urban Cinefile Critics
Urban Cinefile
October 18, 2008
A zombie thriller spiked with horror, 28 Days Later begins with plenty of promise and shocks, but gets swallowed up by an overdose of bloody violence.
Alex Sandell
Juicy Cerebellum
June 22, 2003
An overlong horror film with next to no scares and nothing new to add to the zombie genre.
Full Review | Original Score: 4/10
Philip French
Observer (UK)
September 26, 2007
It's a gory, depressing affair that bears an ultra-Darwinian message in its blood-stained hands.
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Anthony Lane
New Yorker
October 6, 2013
The picture is twitchy and annoying, flecked with blood and half-digested ideas, and too much is left unexplained.
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Scott Von Doviak
Fort Worth Star-Telegram/DFW.com
June 27, 2003
A grim slog through mud, rain and poorly lit corridors.
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