28 Days Later

Lists: Horror, Sci-Fi, Fox Searchlight Pictures, Independent Film Award Nominees - BIFA, Zombies

Brief Synopsis: "Twenty-eight days after a killer virus was accidentally unleashed from a British research facility, a small group of London survivors are caught in a desperate struggle to protect themselves from the infected. Carried by animals and humans, the virus turns those it infects into homicidal maniacs -- and it's absolutely impossible to contain."

Overall Ranking: 811 (Rank from 2002: # 18)

Adjusted* Rating:
(lowest rating dropped)

Ratings Breakdown
(The Mixed Bag)

Buttery 42.86%
Regular 50%
Half-Popped 7.14%
Stale 0%
Burnt 0%


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Reviewer Rating Review Secondary Ratings
Usman Ashraf95 - One of the best zombie movies I've ever seen (even though it really isn't a zombie film). If you are a fan of the post-apocalyptic genre, this is absolutely a must see!
Comedy: 1
Sex Appeal: 1
Scary: 7
Rewatch: 7
Dan O'Neill95 - Maybe, just maybe, I’m in the minority with this one but 28 Days Later is one of my favorite horror films of all-time. The world that Boyle paints is as devastating and frightening as it gets; the characters are more well-rounded and developed than the script actually gives them credit for; the scares and chills get to you by the utter feel of realism that shoots-out in every frame of this picture; and the message about who we are as humans and what we’ll do to live-on in life is as heartbreaking and brutally honest as it can get. Definitely go out there and see it, not just to be scared, but also to be a bit enlightened as well.
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Darren of Movie Reviews 10190(full review)Scary: 7
Rewatch: 9
Jester Smiles85 - A terrific zombie romp. While nothing spectacular pops out, it's still a really good zombie romp.
Comedy: 2
Sex Appeal: 2
Scary: 5
Rewatch: 7
Bryan Lowers85Comedy: 2
Sex Appeal: 0
Scary: 5
Rewatch: 6
That Movie Guy Dion Wyn Hughes84(full review)
Paul B80 - Overall an effective non-zombie take on the zombie genre. I just wish the last 15 minutes wasn't there.
Comedy: 0
Sex Appeal: 1
Scary: 4
Rewatch: 6
CinemaVisitor Erik80
Jim Carrier79Comedy: 1
Sex Appeal: 1
Scary: 7
Rewatch: 6
J Patterson75Scary: 4
Rewatch: 6
Cassidy Haynes73
Rob from GuysFilmQuest70Comedy: 1
Sex Appeal: 1
Scary: 6
Rewatch: 4
Thomas Pollock70
Bryan Lienesch59 - It's ironic that Danny Boyle and Alex Garland's infected humans are adrenaline-packed, raging monsters, because they are cast amidst a rather slow-moving world, and in a movie that never really takes off.
Comedy: 3
Sex Appeal: 3
Scary: 5
Rewatch: 4

People Involved

  • Cillian Murphy (Jim)
  • Naomie Harris (Selena)
  • Brendan Gleeson (Frank)
  • Christopher Eccleston (Major Henry West)
  • Noah Huntley (Mark)
  • Christopher Dunne (Jims father)
  • Emma Hitching (Jims mother)
  • Alexander Delamere (Mr. Bridges)
  • Kim McGarrity (Mr. Bridges’ Daughter)
  • Megan Burns (Hannah)
  • Alex Palmer (Aktivist)
  • Bindu De Stoppani (Aktivist)
  • Jukka Hiltunen (Aktivist)
  • David Schneider (Scientist)
  • Toby Sedgwick (Infected Priest)
  • Stuart McQuarrie (Seargent Farrell)
  • Danny Boyle (Director)