28 Days Later

28 Days Later

Director: Danny Boyle Cast: Cillian Murphy, Naomie Harris, Brendan Gleeson
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28 Days Later

Animal rights activists free a group of infected chimpanzees to horrifying results in this speculative sci-fi horror effort from Trainspotting director Danny Boyle. Waking from a coma in a deserted London hospital 28 days later, bicycle courier Jim (Cillian Murphy) takes to the deserted city streets in a state of mystified confusion. Joining forces with another group of survivors following a terrifying encounter in a seemingly abandoned church, Jim soon learns the truth behind the deserted streets and the menacing creatures that lurk in the shadows. It's soon revealed that the chimpanzees had been harboring a deadly virus that sends its victims into a furious, murderous rage, and in the days following the initial exposure, the entire population was nearly wiped out due to the resulting homicidal rampage. Is there still a glimmer of hope for humanity -- or has the deadly "rage" virus found its way to foreign shores and infected the entire planet?

Product Details

Release Date: 01/27/2004
UPC: 0024543106715
Original Release: 2002
Rating: R
Source: 20th Century Fox

Cast & Crew

Performance Credits
Cillian Murphy Jim
Naomie Harris Selena
Brendan Gleeson Frank
Megan Burns Hannah
Christopher Eccleston Maj. Henry West
Marvin Campbell Private Mailer
Sanjay Rambaruth Private Davis
Ray Panthaki Private Bedford
Junior Laniyan Private Bell
Leo Bill Private Jones
Ricci Harnett Corporal Mitchell
Stuart McQuarrie Sgt. Farrell
Luke Mably Clifton
Justin Hackney Actor
Kim McGarrity Actor
Alexander Delamere Mr. Bridges
Emma Hitching Jim's Mother
Christopher Dunne Jim's Father
Toby Sedgwick Actor
David Schneider Actor
Jukka Hiltunen Actor
Bindu de Stoppani Actor
Alex Palmer Actor
Noah Huntley Mark

Technical Credits
Danny Boyle Director
Richard Conway Special Effects Supervisor
Graham Daniel Sound/Sound Designer
Rachael Fleming Costumes/Costume Designer
Glenn Freemantle Sound/Sound Designer
Alex Garland Screenwriter
Chris Gill Editor
Bob Hollow Special Effects Supervisor
Andrew Macdonald Producer
Anthony Dod Mantle Cinematographer
Ray Merrin Sound/Sound Designer
John Murphy Score Composer
John Rodda Sound/Sound Designer
Patrick Rolfe Art Director
Dennis Schnegg Art Director
Gail Stevens Casting
Richard Styles Asst. Director
Mark Tildesley Production Designer

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28 Days Later 4.4 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 48 reviews.
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I thought this movie was a great way to look at 'zombie' movies with a different perspective. The fact that they call them Infected instead of zombies brings in a factor that usually isn't seen in zombie films. The simplest things are what make this movie a masterpiece, and I highly recommend it to anyone.
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Guest More than 1 year ago
This movie was pretty decent but for all the hype about being a zombie movie it was rather disappointing. I am a huge fan of zombie films and this just isn't one. The whole "rage" thing was pretty cool and kind of fresh but it still left a bad taste in my mouth. If you are looking for a good contemporary zombie flick then pick up George A. Romero's Land Of The Dead or the black comedy Shaun Of The Dead. Gee, I miss the rotting corpses.
Guest More than 1 year ago
This is film was a good film, I can't deny that, the music was magic, the acting was beautiful, the plot was unfolding like a darkness among a heavy fog, but it was far from thrilling. It held me down for quite sometime, although I felt the characters and their individual pain. However there was no need for the film to have gotten as much screams as it did. I thought it was a good movie, I watched it and re-watched it because I thought it was so good. I mean the plot was interesting and the script was written with such unique quality that even I who reads film scripts like novels, knows that there was a lot of time spent working of it because Garland took all of his emotions to this work, the thrills were ok I guess. There is a Hollywood spark in the film that spreads like a wild fire and burns all of the dark plot lines and interconnecting prats, joining in the end with its endings. There was no way I could understand the virus or its methods. The science behind the film was deep, yes, but it did not explain enough for us viewers to truly understand all the damage that was being done unto the world. We did see London, and England and the damage done but we did not know what gave birth to the destruction. Overall it was a placid film, yet disturbing. It was good and had a lot of laughs and thrills but altogther much too dull for one to put in his or her favorite film box.
Guest More than 1 year ago
this is a movie about very fast zombies and newcomer cillian murphy and naomi harris. you have a virus called rage and pissed off zombies all the loose. you have survivors who make the best of it and fine more survivors....the army. christopher E who would play the doctor was just evil and cool and didn't recognize him at first.
Heavy_Metal_Sushi More than 1 year ago
This movie was not quite as good as reviews and a couple of my friends made it out to seem, in my opinion, but that doesn't mean that it was bad either. I liked it well enough. It had some great elements to it and the acting was fair, but I didn't really like it as well as movies like Dawn of the Dead or Day of the Dead. It was decent though, worth the price I paid for it. If you're into zombie flicks, it's at least worth a watch or a used purchase.
Guest More than 1 year ago
I love this movie. If you like zombie flicks and have a passion for the undead you will love it too. It is "technically" not a zombie movie because I don't think that the infected actually die...but it is still great, none the less. Cillian Murphy is a great actor and plays his part perfectly. Great acting, great story, and lots of crazy thriller scenes. You won't be disappointed
Guest More than 1 year ago
28 days later was probably one of the most cheesiest movies i have ever seen!! It had no plot and no point. It kept jumping from one topic to another. It was suppose to be about scary demons and zombies and that was the minor plot of this boring movie. It was no were close to being scary. I give it 2 stars, because it was a disappointment. I thought it would be interesting and scary and it was the complete opposite LAME! I would never recomend this movie to people. 28 days later i know i will not remember this movie!!
Guest More than 1 year ago
When this movies first came out, I went to see it in the theatre. It was GOOD! It kept me on the edge of my seat. For all of you horror movie buffs..this is a must-see!
Guest More than 1 year ago
This is an interesting update to the zombie movies of yor. The infected are a bit more athletic then the living dead and that adds a different element to the un-infected survivors. The infected spread the disease through their blood. So the survivors can catch it even if not bitten. I don't want to give to much away, but there is a definite tension that courses through this movie because of its ''rules''. I'd like to see a sequel.
JCWilkerson More than 1 year ago
Recently Danny Boyle won the best directing Oscar for Slumdog Millionaire, a worthy award winner in my opinion. Boyle is a director that never rests on his laurels, recreating genres every time he steps up to the plate. Danny Boyle is a filmmaker worthy to be listed among the great auteurs like Scorsese, Hitchcock, and so on. With 28 Days Later... (unfortunately, often referred to as a "zombie" movie, though it's not) he tackles horror with excellent precision. 28 Days Later opens with scenes of violence being watched by a monkey on a TV screen as he lays strapped down in a lab. Extremist animal activists break into the lab in an effort to save the animals from being tested on only to find they've been infected with a highly contagious virus known as Rage. Disaster leads to death and devastation throughout all of London. Cut to Jim (Cillian Murphy) 28 days later, a bike courier waking up from a coma in an empty hospital. After wandering across London, bewildered by the lack of people, he's saved by Selena (Naomie Harris) and Mark (Noah Huntley) as he's being chased by the infected denizens of the city. After finding other survivors, Frank and Hannah (Brendan Gleeson and Megan Burns), they hear a radio broadcast from a military installment which houses other horrors for our survivors. While often considered a zombie movie, and it borrows liberally from many past zombie movies, 28 Days Later is not a zombie movie. The infected in this movie are living beings, infected by a virus similar to Ebola and is communicable by blood, and has more affect on the brain than the physicality of a human being. This is important to the message of the movie as the virus represents something that is inherent in all of us and leads to social unrest and the breakdown of modern society, as the virus did in the movie. In this Boyle has done something that he does very well in every one of his movies: creates a great social commentary. Throughout the course of the movie we see that there are those who would fight against a society gone wrong, and those that would exploit it. Yet, while exploring the themes of moral ambiguity, Boyle never handles them with a heavy handed approach. The acting of course is top notch, as anyone whose seen Brendan Gleeson act would expect, but the movie really belongs to Cillian Murphy who had his break out performance in this movie. As Jim, a man who went down one day in a bustling city, and woke up the next in an empty city, Murphy shows the pain of a man whose lost everything before he even knew what had happened to him. Cillian gives us a man in the middle of a crisis that we truly believe his arc from a pained and scared man just waking up at the end of the world to a man who will fight through all hell to protect those he cares about. Naomie Harris, who also received great acclaim for this movie, portrays a strong woman struggling with her fear and sorrow, but always holding it in, trying to steel herself from pain to come. Also keep your eyes open for Christopher Eccleston, who will become the future Dr. Who a few years after this movie.
Guest More than 1 year ago
This movie is pretty good, I love how it is different from most zombie flicks, this movie has infected crazy people. There infected with a rage type disease instead of being flesh-eating rotting corpses. But there wasn't as much action as I expected and it was sort of a rip off of resident evil. But this movie is still worth a check.
Guest More than 1 year ago
Not only was this movie a rip off from Resident Evil it was just silly. It starts out the same way resident evil ended, a man wakes up in a empty hospital and is totally alone except for a few zombies running around. On top of that he runs into a crazy woman who is strung out on precription drugs and is trying to get to a army base in hopes that they will help them escape this horrible problem. Well to make a long drawed out story worse, the soldiers are deranged and are not everything they claim to be. This movie is rentable, but not buyable.
Guest More than 1 year ago
Great Movie. Good acting. Not your average zombie flick. Highly recommend.
Guest More than 1 year ago
From the minute this movie starts you feel chills...Set in London during the aftermath of a global infection that turns it's victims into ravening rage-filled beasts within seconds...The movie is shot in a very realistic way and the music provides even more atmosphere (if that's at all possible). It is truly a bleak, gloomy movie, and once it stops it never leaves your mind.
Guest More than 1 year ago
This movie isn't really scary, but it's a good movie to watch. The story moves a little slow at some points in the movie, but the last 30 minutes of the movie is action packed and awesome.
Guest More than 1 year ago
The movie: 28 Days Later is somewhat of your average horror flick, just with different zombies. It has the basic storyline, almost completely identical to that of Resident Evil. But the zombies are a lot different than those of Resident Evil. Versus your typical zombie (Resident Evil), the zombies in this movie were fast, keen, and were also intelegent to a certain extent (hunting wise).
Guest More than 1 year ago
Based in Britain, 28 Days Later follows the affects of a deadly virus called 'rage' after it is released from a research laboratry after a group of animal rights activists set loose a bunch of psycho chimps. Then, 28 Days Later, we meet 'Jim' who wakes up after being in coma from a car accident, Jim is confused as to why not just the hospital, but the entire city is deserted, he walks around calling for anyone who can here him every few seconds until he gets to a church when he finds a pile of dead bodies, obviously suicides, and is then confronted by the priest who is infected by the virus, Jim runs from the church who is then chased by a group of more infected people, he is saved by a couple of survivors of the virus, Mark and Selena, who take him to deserted shopping centre and fill him in on what's happened in the last 28 days. They tell him that the virus has spread through the country and that there has even been reports of infection in Paris and New York, The three of them decide to obey Jim's orders of wanting to see his parents and set off for Jim's house, the movie then follows the chain of events that follow this decision
Guest More than 1 year ago
Director Danny Boyle ditches his fast decline in Hollywood and his usual writer, and delivers in spades. With due homage to Romero etc, he creates a genuinely eerie, claustrophic feel and a sense of dread. We follow a handfull of characters as they look for sanctuary in an England populated almost exclusively by the homocidally diseased. The intelligence of the film making, the story and characterisations lift this well above a genre movie (although some of the final moments are a trifle familiar). Unsettling and thought-provoking.
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