• CampbellSoup05

    ★★★★ Watched by CampbellSoup05 23 Mar, 2015

    What this film does right is not mention the virus that caused the infection to initially happen. The audience is then left feeling just as confused as the characters; lost in this dystopian, zombie-filled, England. My only issue, and this is the same with all zombie films that I have seen, is why do people turn into zombies instantly? Why isn't it a process that takes time? Regardless, strongly acted and directed, this is one of my favorite zombie films.

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  • Goremaster

    ★★★½ Added by Goremaster

    Acclaimed modern zombie movie about a virus that is spreading all over Britain, turning people into zombies. It's definitely a good picture but it's no masterpiece as most critics comment. I prefer the sequel.

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  • Yasmin4y

    ★★★★★ Added by Yasmin4y

    Similarly to Eisenstein, Danny Boyle uses the contrast between slow, long, peaceful shots and rapid, terror-filled shots to cause uneasiness and fear in his audience. For example, in the opening sequence of the film, when Jim wakes up in the abandoned hospital, Boyle uses long, languid takes in order to portray the desolate, deserted streets of London. He focuses on certain Mise-en-Scene elements, such as the papers on the ground, or the pieces of paper flying around to match the…

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  • David Gutierrez

    ★★★★ Added by David Gutierrez

    28 is a very well constructed, acted and scripted intense zombie movie with great action and a couple of beautiful scenes, but the visuals look cheap and it diminished a little bit the overall quality of the film.

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  • Yasmin4y

    ★★★★★ Added by Yasmin4y

    Danny Boyle uses punctuation in some of the fight scenes in order to amplify the terror first felt by the audience when the scene began. He also uses this technique to make the montages more Oneiric (if the actions are doubled and actions take more than one shot to complete, everything feels more dreamlike and surreal and unnatural). This can be compared to Eisenstein's style of editing in Battleship Potemkin. The use of punctuation in both films highlights a dream-like terror with everything that is happening.

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  • Cactus Matt

    ★★★½ Added by Cactus Matt

    Haunting but action packed zombie movie, only diminished by an overall lack of polish.

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  • Patrick Mullen

    ★★★★ Watched by Patrick Mullen 20 Mar, 2015

    28 Days Later is a very well written zombie movie, but I have some issues with the way it's presented. It looks very cheap. Yes, the film was shot on camcorder to make shooting scenes of abandoned London much quicker and more feasible, but there are way too many shots that feature a bad special effect in the background and it takes me out of the movie. There is also a distracting amount of dutch angles.

    Other than that, it's…

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  • soupydoupyy

    ★★★★★ Rewatched by soupydoupyy 18 Mar, 2015

    Watched with Audio Commentary by
    Danny Boyle (Director)
    Alex Garland (Screenwriter)

    Another great commentary listen! Boyle, as always, talks with such energy. You definitely get his passion for film. Garland is the opposite, so they make for a good pair to balance each other out.

    A lot of great info here on the filmmaking process. Boyle talks about filming with the digital video recorders, speeding up the frame rate when zombies were onscreen, etc. Garland is self critical of his…

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  • Dominic Woodcock

    ★★★½ Watched by Dominic Woodcock 17 Mar, 2015

    A lot of fun, and it undeniably has truly astounding moments, but it doesn't add up to all that much at the end.

    I was thoroughly entertained by much of the action in the film. The zombies were super creepy too, so thumbs up for that. I also loved the bleak, empty shots of London and the M5 - crazy for the sheer scale of them. Cinematography of the film was often beautiful.

    On the flipside, a lot of it…

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  • soupydoupyy

    ★★★★★ Watched by soupydoupyy 10 Mar, 2015

    WOW considering how huge of a fan I am of not only zombies, but also Danny Boyle AND Alex Garland (seriously guys THE BEACH IS SOOOOOO UNDERRATED!) I can't believe it took me this long to finally see this film!

    This is a truly phenomenal zombie movie that sticks out from the rest of them. The opening is slow. The majority of the movie is shot with with an inexpensive camera that provides a documentary feel to it. While this…

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  • Thom D.J.

    ★★★½ Rewatched by Thom D.J. 12 Mar, 2015

    I wanted to write a cool pun for this film, but '28 days later', I still can't think of anything...

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  • Josiah Facey

    ★★★★★ Watched by Josiah Facey 10 Mar, 2015

    I had to really think before doing this review, I was going to put it down for being shot on a rubbish little digital camera as I would've preferred it to be shot on 16 mm film gritty grind house style if they purposely wanted it to look grim, but realised that wouldn't be fitting at all being that this film was made during the time that digital cinema started to rise. Also that the action sequences had some shaky…

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