28 Days Later...

28 Days Later...

Danny Boyle (2002)

108min
bbfc_rating|ages_18_and_over 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 (including Cillian Murphy and Naomie Harris) 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 modern 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
Major Henry West Christopher Eccleston
Hannah Megan Burns
Frank Brendan Gleeson
Mark Noah Huntley
Private Clifton Luke Mably
Sergeant Farrell Stuart McQuarrie
Scientist David Schneider (1)
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-rayReleased on: 1 Nov 2002
Drama