28 Days Later

Release Date: June 27th, 2003

DVD Release Date: October 21st, 2003

R |1 hr 52 min

Plot Summary

A group of misguided animal rights activists free a caged chimp infected with the "Rage" virus from a medical research lab. When London bike courier Jim (Cillian Murphy) wakes up from a coma a month after, he finds his city all but deserted. On the run from the zombie-like victims of the Rage, Jim stumbles upon a group of survivors, including Selena (Naomie Harris) and cab driver Frank (Brendan Gleeson), and joins them on a perilous journey to what he hopes will be safety.

Cast: Cillian Murphy, Noah Huntley, Naomie Harris, Brendan Gleeson, Megan Burns, Christopher Eccleston, Marvin Campbell, Sanjay Rambaruth

Director: Danny Boyle

Genres: Horror , Science fiction

Production Co: Film Council, DNA Pictures International, Fox Searchlight

Distributors: Fox

Keywords: London , Pursuit , Hospital , 2000s , Survival , Daughter , Escape

Ratings & Reviews

  • 90
    Joe MorgensternWall Street Journal

    Rarely has so scary a thriller been so well made, and never has digital video -- by the English cinematographer Anthony Dod Mantle -- been put to grittier use.

  • 88
    Peter TraversRolling Stone

    Boyle and screenwriter Alex Garland plumb the violence of the mind with slashing wit and shocking gravity. Happy nightmares. show more

  • 88
    Steven ReaPhiladelphia Inquirer

    It's “The Wizard of Oz” with a viral infection. show more

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