28 Weeks Later

28 Weeks Later

Juan Carlos Fresnadillo (2007)

18 Certificate


Our Score
Intacto director Juan Carlos Fresnadillo's sequel to Danny Boyle's 28 Days Later... retains the grim tone and sense of dread but on a more epic scale. Survivors of the rage virus infection that devastated Britain are now quarantined on London's Isle of Dogs, as the US army tries to oversee the resettlement of the city. Among them is Robert Carlyle, whose wife (Catherine McCormack) is presumed dead. But when the couple's kids discover her alive - and apparently immune to the virus - the consequences are both far-reaching and deadly, with army scientist Rose Byrne struggling to develop a life-saving vaccine. Frantic documentary-style camerawork places the viewer at the heart of the unfolding horror, and there's a clear parallel with Iraq in the spectacle of occupying foreign forces exacerbating the crisis. Evoking terror imagery from George A Romero's The Crazies and his Dead movies, Fresnadillo expertly orchestrates the galvanising, gory action as Canary Wharf goes up in flames.


The US military oversees the repopulation of Britain after a virus that turned those infected into bloodthirsty killers finally dies out. Two children sneak away from a London safe zone and make a discovery that threatens to unleash the virus again. Juan Carlos Fresnadillo's horror sequel to 28 Days Later, with Robert Carlyle, Rose Byrne, Jeremy Renner, Imogen Poots and Idris Elba.

Cast & Crew

Don Robert Carlyle
Scarlet Rose Byrne
Sgt Doyle Jeremy Renner
Flynn Harold Perrineau
Alice Catherine McCormack
Andy Mackintosh Muggleton
Tammy Imogen Poots
General Stone Idris Elba
Karen Emily Beecham
Soldier DLR train Meghan Popiel
Director Juan Carlos Fresnadillo
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Other Information

Language: EnglishColourTheatrical distributor: 20th Century FoxGuidance: Violence.Available on: DVD and Blu-rayReleased on: 11 May 2007