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28 Weeks Later... Reviews

November 24, 2011
Full Review | Original Score: 1/4
November 18, 2011
Full Review | Original Score: 5/5
November 17, 2011
Read More | Original Score: 4/5
August 22, 2007
It's an exciting, well-directed thriller that, while providing more than enough action and gore to satisfy genre fans, also offers the political commentary that has characterized zombie movies.
Read More | Original Score: 3/4
June 20, 2007
There isn't much acting here, but there is entirely too much vomiting, and the prose turns laughably purple, too.
May 21, 2007
Even though I knew the scares were coming, I jumped out of my seat a few times.
May 12, 2007
Combines traditional B-movie virtues -- economy, invention, sinewy narrative spine -- with the eerily resonant spectacle of a 21st-century metropolis stripped of its citizenry.
May 12, 2007
Under Fresnadillo's assured direction, 28 Weeks Later blurs the line between genre entertainment and a photojournalist's shots of the next urban catastrophe.
Read More | Original Score: B+
May 11, 2007
Relentlessly grim and grisly, 28 Weeks Later is not for the faint of heart. But its provocative post-apocalyptic theme makes for a smart and deeply unsettling film.
Read More | Original Score: 3/4
May 11, 2007
A fiercely effective broadening and deepening of the first movie's premise.
Full Review | Original Score: 3.5/4
May 11, 2007
The social commentary is as subtle as -- well, a George Romero movie.
Full Review | Original Score: 2/4
May 11, 2007
Succeeds as both terrifying horror, gore-fest and, at times, serious drama.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/4
May 11, 2007
Thematic resonance makes 28 Weeks Later stick to your nightmares. Hold on for a hell of a ride.
Read More | Original Score: 3/4
May 11, 2007
A bloody, button-pushing shot of adrenaline.
Read More | Original Score: 3/4
May 11, 2007
A frenetic killing machine -- illogical, telling in its grasp of human nature and utterly incapable of embracing the humanity it wants to show us.
Read More | Original Score: 2/5
May 11, 2007
Like the first movie, it has a few ideas -- a few too many, perhaps. But new director Juan Carlos Fresnadillo is so determined to keep up the pace he explores them even less than Boyle did.
Read More | Original Score: 2/4
May 11, 2007
28 Weeks Later has a stronger story line [than the original], equally fine performances, greater tension, enough gore to satisfy the most hard-core zombie fan, and a narrative pace that flings us from the opening scenes to the very last image.
Full Review | Original Score: 3.5/4
May 11, 2007
28 Weeks Later doesn't just recycle the premise, apocalyptic mood and insane violence of the original: It adds thematic layers to its zombie milieu, deepening the scares while justifying the sequel's existence.
Read More | Original Score: 3.5/4
May 11, 2007
Director Juan Carlos Fresnadillo hurns out a straightforward cinematic gorefest that's competent and repulsive but not much else.
Full Review | Original Score: 2.5/4
May 11, 2007
28 Weeks Later delivers jolts of fright with alarming regularity.
May 11, 2007
Only occasionally does [director] Fresnadillo rise above the mundane, but, to his credit, the exceptions are worth savouring.
May 11, 2007
Though it is in no way as original or terrifying or just plain brilliant as Danny Boyle's original work, Weeks will still offer horror fans plenty of tense and gory moments.
Full Review | Original Score: B-
May 11, 2007
Director Juan Carlos Fresnadillo has no problem re-creating the first film's naturalistic sense of dread and lurking menace and embellishing it. It's all shot on the run, with handheld cameras, mostly in the half-light of ruins and sewers.
Read More | Original Score: 3/4
May 11, 2007
An hour and a half of high-voltage bombardment, 28 Weeks Later doesn't really match the novelty of its predecessor.
Read More | Original Score: C-
May 11, 2007
28 Weeks Later underlines the fact that when you come back from the grave, you're not always looking so fresh.
Full Review | Original Score: 2/4
May 11, 2007
Terse, economical and infused with a low-fi feel that leaves its mark on everything from the film's light levels (low) to its music (mournful yet rocking), it's a sequel that surpasses the original.
Full Review | Original Score: B+
May 11, 2007
While the plot is relatively predictable, the pacing will keep audiences riveted and likely fascinated by the ways Fresnadillo and his team deliver death and mayhem.
Full Review | Original Score: 2.5/4
May 11, 2007
Director Juan Carlos Fresnadillo re-creates the gritty and spastic look of Days while brilliantly utilizing dark space and shadow to enhance the terror.
Full Review | Original Score: 3.5/4
May 10, 2007
There's no better fun for movie lovers than a small, unheralded film that turns out to be terrific -- unless it's a small, unheralded sequel that trumps the original. Such is the case with 28 Weeks Later.
May 10, 2007
28 Weeks Later lacks the streamlined thrust of its predecessor but makes for compelling, adrenaline-fueled viewing just the same.
Full Review | Original Score: 3.5/5
May 10, 2007
28 Weeks Later is brutal and almost exhaustingly terrifying. It is also bracingly smart, both in its ideas and in its techniques.
Read More | Original Score: 4.5/5
May 10, 2007
Still well equipped to rip your face off.
May 10, 2007
Juan Carlos Fresnadillo, a Spanish director best known for Intacto, takes over for Danny Boyle this time around. He has a disconcerting gift for shock effects.
Full Review | Original Score: B+
May 10, 2007
The first hour of this lean, mean, 95-minute scream machine is so tasty that it redeems the predictable conclusion.
May 10, 2007
The film has the energy of a relentless action thriller, memorable characters and significant ideas.
Read More | Original Score: 4/4
May 10, 2007
Swift, vicious and grimly imaginative, 28 Weeks Later exceeds its predecessor in every way.
Read More | Original Score: 3.5/4
May 10, 2007
Like 28 Days Later, this movie boasts a chilling atmosphere. The first film had a nightmarish "Could this really happen?" vibe running through it, boosted by the jittery photography and naturalistic acting. The new movie shares that feeling.
Read More | Original Score: 3.5/5
May 10, 2007
It's an experience for the smart part of your brain as well as its more reptilian corners. We can enjoy the aesthetic qualities, even as we cringe pleasurably from the shock-and-awe entertainment values.
May 10, 2007
A screeching and wearyingly hyperbolic exercise in film-school nihilism that finds buried meaning in the term overkill.
Read More | Original Score: 2.5/4
May 10, 2007
Bloodier and more action-filled than the original, Weeks nevertheless stays faithful to the grim, grimy tone director Danny Boyle established in his 2002 film with its haunting shots of a metropolis turned into a tomb.
Read More | Original Score: B+
May 10, 2007
The capital locations are put to cannily distressing use.
May 9, 2007
28 Weeks Later excels at creating a keen, creepy sense of a civilization stopped dead in its tracks.
Full Review | Original Score: B+
May 9, 2007
Another week, another disappointing summer sequel. So it goes...
Full Review | Original Score: 2/4
May 9, 2007
A smashing horror film, frightening and thrilling.
May 8, 2007
A full-bore zombie romp that more than delivers the genre goods.
May 8, 2007
Happy times! And superior horror. 28 Months Later can't come too soon.
May 8, 2007
We've heard that before. And we've seen it all before, as this woeful sequel presents a strained story and a barrage of turgid action that looks like inferior outtakes from the first movie.
May 7, 2007
It validates my faith in the disreputable.