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28 Days Later Review

Movies.com Critics

2.0

Dave White Profile

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Other Critics provided by Metacritic.com

Critics scores range from 0 to 100, with higher scores indicating more favorable reviews.

  • 4.0
    73

    out of 100

    Metascore®
    Generally favorable reviews
    based on a weighted average of all
    critic review scores.

  • 75

    out of 100

    USA Today Claudia Puig

    The look of the film, shot on digital video, is haunting and gritty. The cleaner, prettier look of 35mm would have detracted from the immediacy and sense of foreboding created in this artful blend of sci-fi and pseudo-realism.

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  • 83

    out of 100

    Entertainment Weekly Owen Gleiberman

    A swankily austere piece of jeepers-creepers sci-fi.

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  • 90

    out of 100

    Wall Street Journal Joe Morgenstern

    Rarely has so scary a thriller been so well made, and never has digital video -- by the English cinematographer Anthony Dod Mantle -- been put to grittier use.

  • See all 28 Days Later reviews at Metacritic.com

For Families provided by Common Sense Media

not for kids

Viral apocalypse, zombies, and terror. For adults.

What Parents Need to Know

Parents need to know that this movie is very scary and deeply disturbing. It has extreme and graphic peril and violence. Many characters are killed. Characters use very strong language. There is frontal male nudity. Characters drink and take drugs. There are sexual references, including rape.

  • Families can talk about the different characters' responses to ultimate questions about the meaning of life. Who is responsible for what happened? What will the world be like 10 years later?

What to watch for
  • violence false5

    Violence: Graphic violence, characters killed. Extremely intense peril, very scary images.

  • sex false5

    Sex: Full frontal nudity, sexual references, including rape.

  • language false5

    Language: Very strong language.

  • consumerism false0

    Consumerism: Not an issue

  • drugsalcoholtobacco false3

    Drinking, drugs and smoking: Drinking and drug use.

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