28 Days Later..

28 Days Later..

Danny Boyle (2002)

108min
18 Certificate
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Review

Our Score
From eerie vistas of deserted London to unnerving views of Manchester reduced to burning rubble, this Dogme-driven apocalyptic nightmare from director Danny Boyle is a tense, exciting and terrifying horror. As a highly contagious virus spreads across the country, locking its victims into a permanent state of homicidal rampage, four individuals who have so far escaped infection have to fight off the deranged hordes. A powerfully iconoclastic Dawn-meets-Day of the Dead hybrid (written by Alex Garland, author of The Beach), this triumphantly executed piece of contemporary horror has genuine shock value with its down-and-dirty violence and disturbing authenticity. Shot on digital video for a documentary feel that is tempered with occasional, unexpected flashes of surreal artfulness, Garland's compelling story grips on every level as Boyle's visual concept dovetails perfectly with the atmospheric narrative to produce an engrossing assault on the senses.

Summary

A man wakes from a coma to discover Britain has been struck by a terrifying experimental virus that sends victims into a homicidal rage. With a handful of other survivors, he heads for Manchester, the last outpost unaffected by the outbreak - but realises the virus is not the only threat. Danny Boyle's horror, starring Cillian Murphy, Naomie Harris, Brendan Gleeson and Christopher Eccleston.

Cast & Crew

Jim Cillian Murphy
Selena Naomie Harris
Frank Brendan Gleeson
Hannah Megan Burns
Major Henry West Christopher Eccleston
Mark Noah Huntley
Pte Clifton Luke Mably
Sgt Farrell Stuart McQuarrie
Director Danny Boyle
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Other Information

Language: EnglishColourTheatrical distributor: 20th Century FoxGuidance: Violence, swearing, sex scenes and nudity.Available on: video, DVD and Blu-ray
Drama