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28 Days Review

Other Critics provided by Metacritic.com

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

  • 3.0
    46

    out of 100

    Metascore®
    Mixed or average reviews
    based on a weighted average of all
    critic review scores.

  • 63

    out of 100

    USA Today Andy Seiler

    Far too familiar.

  • 75

    out of 100

    Entertainment Weekly Owen Gleiberman

    Bullock gives it her all; she's bristling and alive on screen in a way that she hasn't been since ''Speed.''

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  • 75

    out of 100

    Chicago Sun-Times Roger Ebert

    Bullock brings a kind of ground-level vulnerability to 28 Days that doesn't make her into a victim but simply into one more suitable case for treatment.

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For Families provided by Common Sense Media

Iffy for 14+

Strong rehab story for mature high schoolers.

What Parents Need to Know

Parents need to know that this isn't the typical sweet Sandra Bullock film. Sandra's character Gwen is an alcoholic undergoing rehab. The film includes themes of addiction, suicide, loss, self-hatred and infidelity. Gwen's behavior is reprehensible before she commits herself to getting better. The most upsetting is the suicide death of a main character that Gwen could have helped prevent. Two rehab residents are seen (briefly) in the midst of sexual encounters, but there is no nudity.

  • Families can discuss the obstacles people with addictions face. What factors contribute to alcoholism and drug abuse? How hard is it to get your life back together?

The good stuff
  • message true3

    Messages: Character works to overcome her addiction.

What to watch for
  • violence false0

    Violence: One suitor slugs another over a woman.

  • sex false3

    Sex: Some sexual content, but there's no nudity.

  • language false3

    Language: F--k used once and s--t a few times.

  • consumerism false0

    Consumerism: Not an issue

  • drugsalcoholtobacco false3

    Drinking, drugs and smoking: Everyone in the movie has a dependency, and most are in denial.

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