A swankily austere piece of jeepers-creepers sci-fi.
Owen Gleiberman - Entertainment Weekly
As a parable of human nature under extreme duress, 28 Days Later is never less than interesting.
A.O. Scott - New York Times
It flags during the encampment scenes, with some redundant gore, but this is a muscular, virile piece of film-making from Boyle.
Peter Bradshaw - Guardian [UK]
An edge-of-your-seat scary movie that startles and chills.
Claudia Puig - USA Today
A movie that's creepy and truly suspenseful in some places, unintentionally comic or plain awful in others.
Desson Thomson - Washington Post
Detestable, not just because its action is so vile or its technique so crude, but because its moral imagination is so impoverished.
Ann Hornaday - Washington Post
Terrifying on the basic heebie-jeebie level, respectful toward its B-movie forebears, and all the more unnerving for coming out in this fretful era of SARS and germ warfare.
Ty Burr - Boston Globe
Because it's cut-rate, star-free ... outlandishly edge-conscious, and 100 percent British, the movie has a frontier charge built in.
Michael Atkinson - Village Voice
The movie's great fun, but don't get any on you.
Jack Mathews - New York Daily News
It's a zombie movie to make you forget how boring and simple-minded monster movies have become or, better yet, to make you remember how good monster movies can be.
Eric Harrison - Houston Chronicle
For the most part, 28 Days Later is a smart, vivid nightmare with refreshingly unconventional heroes.
Chris Vognar - Dallas Morning News
This starkly beautiful, harrowing journey into the worst that can happen opens with video feed images of our unnatural disasters.
Lisa Kennedy - Denver Post
It makes for a more intimate brand of horror, one we can't explain away by pretending we're watching the same old well-oiled Hollywood malarkey.
Peter Rainer - New York Magazine
A tough, smart, ingenious movie that leads its characters into situations where everything depends on their (and our) understanding of human nature.
Roger Ebert - Chicago Sun-Times
Despite this unusual setting (contemporary Britain in anarchy) and some good scenes, Boyle's new movie is mostly a zombie fiasco, closer to the vacuities of The Beach than the scintillating social satire of Trainspotting.
Michael Wilmington - Chicago Tribune
Deftly directed by Danny Boyle and scripted by novelist Alex Garland, 28 Days Later is seat-squirming, hands-over-the-eyes stuff.
Steven Rea - Philadelphia Inquirer
A taut, terrifying thriller that will turn you asthmatic with dread.
Colin Covert - Minneapolis Star Tribune
The rare horror film that splatters and pauses to consider the splatter, that follows a traditional storyline and then improves upon it, and that avoids cliches while playing one out.
Tom Long - Detroit News
Has enough chills and thrills -- as well as plenty of nearly dead creatures -- to rank among the scariest and most ingenious horror movies in recent memory.
Bill Muller - Arizona Republic
In the old days, a feverish programmer like 28 Days Later would end up on the bottom half of a double bill.
Rex Reed - New York Observer
A faux-low-budget zombie pic by director Danny Boyle and writer Alex Garland that shows a rather arrogant disdain for its audience in between occasional flashes of flair.
Derek Elley - Variety
An unsettling and thought-provoking vision of a post-apocalyptic future.
Megan Lehmann - New York Post
Derivative but horrifically effective.
Roger Moore - Orlando Sentinel
Director Boyle and screenwriter Alex Garland have rebounded smartly from the bloated Leonardo DiCaprio debacle that was The Beach, their previous collaboration.
Peter Howell - Toronto Star
[Boyle's] back on British turf here and in fine dark form.
Rick Groen - Globe and Mail
I enjoyed watching this film, mostly because Murphy and Harris make such an appealing central couple to build a new world around. But nobody should mistake this for a killer-zombie movie with real soul.
Andrew O'Hehir - Salon.com
The movie is derivative as hell, but it's also blazingly well-made, and it moves at a ferocious clip.
David Edelstein - Slate
A movie that kept me involved from start to finish.
James Berardinelli - ReelViews
A very well-made genre film with great performances and wonderfully staged sequences.
Mark Adams - Hollywood Reporter
Set in an evacuated London decimated by a virus, the film, shot with nerve-frying effectiveness on digital video -- creeps you out big-time.
Peter Travers - Rolling Stone
28 Days Later induces the sort of physical reactions that these days are more often incited by the nightly news than the latest monster flick.
Manohla Dargis - Los Angeles Times
Jennie Kermode - Movie Gurus
A thrilling, gory affair, 28 Days Later is a well directed, believably acted yarn and well worth a watch, particularly for Romero fans.
Daniel Saney - Digital Spy
a wild cocktail of campy, gory fun
Jay Antani - Cinema Writer
Viral apocalypse, zombies, and terror. For adults.
Nell Minow - Common Sense Media
A very frustrating watch as 28 Days Later... could have been a great film and the first half is just that. It is a shame about the rest.
Matthew Pejkovic - Matt's Movie Reviews
This "Dawn of the Dead" inspired chiller is strong on concept, style and brutally violent action, but suffers from poor musical scoring, and a digital video format that helped keep its budget at 10 million dollars.
Cole Smithey - ColeSmithey.com
Entertaining, horrifying and is sure to be a classic. Bravo Mr. Boyle, bravo...
Felix Vasquez Jr. - Cinema Crazed
A zombie thriller spiked with horror, 28 Days Later begins with plenty of promise and shocks, but gets swallowed up by an overdose of bloody violence.
Urban Cinefile Critics - Urban Cinefile
It degenerates into an incongruous morality tale with an action movie climax that abandons all that came before it.
Joe Lozito - Big Picture Big Sound
The film itself seems to exist in a state of perpetual imbalance... between life and death, the real and the surreal, civilization and chaos.
Rob Humanick - Projection Booth
It's a gory, depressing affair that bears an ultra-Darwinian message in its blood-stained hands.
Philip French - Observer [UK]
Every bit as much a reactionary, establishmentarian work as the horror movies of fifty years ago.
Rob Gonsalves - eFilmCritic.com
Un film fort interessant, mais malheureusement incomplet.
Jean-Francois Vandeuren - Panorama
Danny Boyle has got his edge back.
Geoff Andrew - Time Out
James Verniere - Boston Herald
A brilliant and fresh horror film that is both scary and ingenious.
Jason Zingale - Bullz-Eye.com
It's Boyle's fleer at the Information Age, where physical survival's place in the pyramid is smallest -- a snicker at those to whom a gagging error-message online is tragedy.
James Lap - Apollo Guide
It's much more thoughtful than your ordinary run-of-the-mill zombie movie, which is why the generic ending is kind of unfortunate. For the most part though, it's an involving and genuinly scary epic.
Ethan Alter - NYC Film Critic
It's scary because, while we may never be stalked by slimy zombies, we're coming to know what it is like to live in the midst of an angry, violent, explosive populace.
Jeffrey Overstreet - Looking Closer
28 Days Later is a zombie movie and a rather good one. For one thing, it has enough cinematic style to keep it from being laughably cheesy.
Judith Egerton - Courier-Journal (Louisville, KY)
What even the trendspotting Boyle couldn't have imagined when he started shooting in the summer of 2001 is that his derivative horror film would be the bloody perfect allegory of our reactionary, paranoid, afflicted, murderous moment in history.
Rob Nelson - City Pages, Minneapolis/St. Paul
Boyle gives apocalypse the gravity of a death in the family.
Martin Scribbs - Low IQ Canadian
It's the pursuits that cause palpitations and the expressiveness of Boyle's imagination that make 28 Days Later an instant classic.
Matt Kelemen - Las Vegas CityLife
Mixing a little social warning in with true guts-for-garters gore, he's put together a truly frightening film - not a scary movie.
Oz - eFilmCritic.com
... it's just so unpretentious and terrifying - with cheeky moments of humor ... you relish the fun as you jump out of your skin.
Lori Hoffman - Atlantic City Weekly
Boyle and his remarkable cast play the material seriously, with an atmospheric soundtrack adding a sense of poetry and lyricism.
Collin Souter - eFilmCritic.com
Loads of horrific fun.
Mark Robison - Reno Gazette-Journal
Posits the question: who's more dangerous, the flesh-eating zombies or 'civilized' people?
Jeffrey Chen - Window to the Movies
[F]or the 'zombie' genre, [this] ranks with the very best: Dawn of the Dead and Evil Dead II. [G]enre fans will recognize this as very high praise indeed.
Daniel M. Kimmel - Worcester Telegram & Gazette
Todo contribuye a crear una atmosfera de pesadilla que tiene poco que ver con visceras arrancadas y litros de sangre y mucho mas con la generacion de climas.
Enrique Buchichio - Uruguay Total
Thanks to Danny Boyle's trademark visual flair and a pressure-cooker script from Alex Garland, it largely succeeds.
Matt McAllister - Future Movies UK
A horror genre film far better than most movies of its type.
Robert Roten - Laramie Movie Scope
We have all fantasized at some point about how it would like be if we were the only person left on earth one day . . .
James O'Ehley - Sci-Fi Movie Page
Gory, unsettling and downright suspenseful, this tour de force from the director of "Trainspotting" has moments of brilliance, but it's just not scary enough.
David Foucher - EDGE Boston
'EN la segunda parte, la cinta pierde el impacto inicial y comienza a diluirse en una serie de dialogos y situaciones hasta cierto punto absurdas y fuera de lugar, cayendo en el tipico cliche hollywoodense'
Jorge Avila Andrade - Moviola
While being remarkably gory and occasionally gross, 28 Days Later is also remarkably rational and knowing...
John J. Puccio - Movie Metropolis
John J. Puccio - DVDTown.com
A post modern cross between The Omega Man and Night of the Living Dead
Scott Nash - Three Movie Buffs
This movie will still be on my mind 28 days later.
Kamal 'The Diva' Larsuel - 3BlackChicks Review
. As far as zombie movies go, its $14-million budget must make it the most sophisticated flesh-muncher movie ever put to screen. .
Shannon J. Harvey - Sunday Times (Australia)
28 Days Later is not only monumentally creepy, it also has a sense of almost-reality, the feeling that what goes on could happen if given the right circumstances.
Josh Bell - Las Vegas Weekly
Boyle can't quite come up with anything to match the eerie brilliance of his opening. Never mind. It's all you need to see that his career is finally back on track.
Sandra Hall - Sydney Morning Herald
An agoraphobic New Age.
Jon Lap - Apollo Guide
Reign of Fire meets The Return of the Living Dead - a horror flick with considerable character development within an apocalyptic vision on a shoe-string budget from the Brits.
Jules Brenner - Cinema Signals
Not all that scary, but George Romero would love it.
Karina Montgomery - Cinerina
The scariest thing about Danny Boyle's film is the surprisingly large percentage of people seemingly infected by its cheap and shoddy plagiarism.
David N. Butterworth - Movie Boeuf
This is an effective examination of what survival really entails - and it knows that the answers aren't necessarily pleasant.
Mike McGranaghan - Aisle Seat
Most unlikely, Boyle's film affirms a traditional brand of feminism.
Stephen Himes - Film Snobs
Its power lies in how topical is its message.
Dennis Schwartz - Ozus' World Movie Reviews
For all its effective visual horror, 28 Days Later sticks in your gut because of what it ultimately says about humanity.
James Kendrick - Q Network Film Desk
Soon enough, the movie almost literally erupts into its central storyline, and darker symmetries to our own world assert themselves. From that point, they never let go.
Nick Davis - Nick's Flick Picks
This post-epidemic survival horror is the zombie-thrasher Resident Evil wanted to be
Mike Sage - Peterborough This Week
A terse, inventive thriller that deftly plays with genre conventions.
Jason Anderson - eye WEEKLY
Manages to be impressively unsettling given the flaws in its foundation.
Rick Kisonak - Film Threat
[H]umanistic and unsentimental, like some lost science fiction flick from the 70s that's just been rediscovered.
MaryAnn Johanson - Flick Filosopher
Un habile melange d'horreur, de science-fiction, drame et suspense.
Nicolas Lacroix - Showbizz.net
One of the year's finest, 28 Days Later pushes forth all the scream-and-jump fun of a horror flick, but offers a human resonance that lingers longer than any of the scares.
Nick Rogers - State Journal-Register (Springfield, IL)
28 Days Later... seems scarily plausible in a world where diseases like SARS is bred from urban sprawl of our own creation and anyone- either close or remote -- can harbor pain and turn someone crazed and soulless for life.
Jimmy O - Film Snobs
In this third act, Boyle loses the genuine tension and anxiety that came so naturally before.
Brian Orndorf - Modamag.com
When 28 Days Later decides to frighten, which it does often, it manages to do so with a kind of ugly vigor.
Walter Chaw - Strange Horizons
Horror-movie fans looking for a good scare won't be disappointed in 28 Days Later.
Timothy Knight - Reel.com
Puts a fresh new face on an old genre.
Frank Wilkins - ReelTalk Movie Reviews
Danny Boyle's new shocker is intense, disturbing, thought-provoking and clearly the horror movie of the year.
Ken Hanke - Mountain Xpress (Asheville, NC)
28 Days Later will leave you gasping for breath for days to come.
Blake French - Filmcritic.com
Though this movie is not for the faint of heart, it was made with an inventiveness and panache which somewhat sweetens the dismayingly dark vision of the future it explores.
Jim Shelby - Palo Alto Weekly
A crafty reworking of familiar themes for a new generation.
Michael W. Phillips, Jr. - Goatdog's Movies
Twenty-eight days later, nobody will remember seeing it.
Peter Keough - Boston Phoenix
Like an independent B-movie horror flick, but with more polish and less edge
Marty Mapes - Movie Habit
Inventive and disturbing.
Mark R. Leeper - rec.arts.movies.reviews
A film of mood, atmosphere, and ideas.
Mark Dujsik - Mark Reviews Movies
I've never seen a vampire... but a gang of swarming, bloodthirsty people... now that's scary. And so is this movie.
Greg Dean Schmitz - Greg's Previews at Yahoo! Movies
In its blessed stretches of quietude, 28 Days Later offers a heartfelt rumination on humans' ability to build new families when old ones are lost.
Kimberley Jones - Austin Chronicle
While the virus metaphor is obviously timely, the characters' seeming capacity to forget these nasty changes in themselves by film's end may be the film's most unsettling point.
Cynthia Fuchs - Nitrate Online
I applaud the film's acting, impulse and construction, but there's a third act narrative choice that badly miscalculates the realistic interplay of its subjects and timeline, effectively sabotaging the momentum and integrity of the film.
Brent Simon - Entertainment Today
The premise has been done a billion times, but cinematographer Anthony Dodd Mantle lights director Danny Boyle's macabre little yarn (written by Alex Garland) in the most ominous way that you're sucked in from the very first frame.
Emily Blunt - Blunt Review
Susan Granger - www.susangranger.com
Forget viruses and bioterror; the modern world, Boyle suggests, is enough to turn us into 'the Infected'...
John Beifuss - Commercial Appeal (Memphis, TN)
In Bram Stoker's novel Dracula, a gypsy tells Jonathan Harker that "the dead travel fast." When you see HOW fast the zombies are in this film, you'll believe it.
Kevin A. Ranson - MovieCrypt.com
... really creepy and really scary ...
Richard Roeper - Ebert & Roeper
This is a film which is driven by story, not violence.
Josh Gilchrist - rec.arts.movies.reviews
Danny Boyle: A Life Less Ordinary? All is forgiven.
Widgett Walls - Needcoffee.com
...Grippingly grotesque...Boyle's surly and hellish sideshow is profoundly intoxicating in its tangy ugly creepiness. 28 Days Later is ruefully soulful in its scruffy flamboyance
Frank Ochieng - Movie Eye
With its B-movie sensibility, 28 Days Later is a tidy horror opus.
Gerry Shamray - Sun Newspapers of Cleveland
A riveting chiller that is more than just a zombie movie and better than most post-apocalypse films.
Wilson Morales - BlackFilm.com
What 28 Days Later lacks in budget it more than makes up in grainy style and unrelenting tension.
Louis B. Hobson - Jam! Movies
This smart, genuinely creepy movie also feels real, which is why its horrors hit so hard.
Rene Rodriguez - Miami Herald
28 Days Later isn't just one of the most effective movies of the year, but also one of the most unsettling and disturbing films of its genre: a true reminder of what being scared is all about.
David Keyes - Cinemaphile.org
... a strange, funny, odd, and invigorating film.
D.K. Holm - Movie Poop Shoot
Few movies have managed to tap into our fears of bioterrorism, the unknown and sociopathic rage as effectively as this one does.
Jeff Vice - Deseret News, Salt Lake City
In a big-budget, star-studded summer, Boyle has made a cheap monster movie with a cast of nobodies, and it gives the first genuine jolt of the season.
Katrina Onstad - National Post
It's a quality horror flick of the sort we're promised once or twice a year, but genuinely receive maybe four times per decade.
Steve Schneider - Orlando Weekly
I think Garland and Boyle just want to make our flesh creep by showing someone else's flesh decaying. If that's their aim, they achieved it.
Lawrence Toppman - Charlotte Observer
It's been a long time since I've seen a major release this ballsy and unpredictable.
Kevin N. Laforest - Montreal Film Journal
Funnier and smarter than the average movie in which flesh-eating ghouls chow on each other.
Chris Hewitt (St. Paul) - St. Paul Pioneer Press
Don't go expecting a zombie film, but if you want to be scared, it's something to see.
Michael Szymanski - Zap2it.com
In its defense, 28 Days Later does reveal the occasional inspired moment.
Jeffrey M. Anderson - Combustible Celluloid
Exhilarating, exciting and, thanks to its cool, mostly unknown leads and touches of black humor, is destined to be a hipster cult classic, much as Trainspotting was before it.
Mary F. Pols - Contra Costa Times
A grim slog through mud, rain and poorly lit corridors.
Scott Von Doviak - Fort Worth Star-Telegram
It has eerie images, a compelling situation and an unusual capacity to surprise.
Mick LaSalle - San Francisco Chronicle
Scott Von Doviak - Fort Worth Star-Telegram/DFW.com
It's unpleasant stuff, told without winks or humor, and it's so perfectly pitched that you can't take your eyes off it, even if this sort of hard-edged horror isn't exactly your cup of Diet Coke.
Moira MacDonald - Seattle Times
Boyle and cinematographer Anthony Dod Mantle, a veteran of low-tech Dogme films, work wonders with a digital camera.
Shawn Levy - Oregonian
Brisk, smart and often truly frightening.
Liz Braun - Jam! Movies
There are some scary moments, but they are few and far between.
John Venable - Supercala.com
This unrelenting horror tale's paranoid genius lies in equating free-floating wrath and physical sickness.
Maitland McDonagh - TV Guide's Movie Guide
A movie that, in the best horror tradition, leaves much to the imagination while scaring the bejesus out of you.
Glenn Whipp - Los Angeles Daily News
To each his own apocalypse, so to speak, but Danny Boyle has come up with a whopper.
Joe Baltake - Sacramento Bee
Holds a handful of chilling scenes and unforgettable images, but its cumulative effect is one of disappointment and missed opportunities.
Dustin Putman - DustinPutman.com
It's edgy, entertaining, and has people you like struggling to build a new existence - not things you normally find in a horror flick. Oh yeah, it's scary, too.
Cherryl Dawson and Leigh Ann Palone - TheMovieChicks.com
A fine contrast of surreal loveliness and video-shot gore.
David Elliott - San Diego Union-Tribune
The genuine article, a hard-core horror picture from start to finish...Prepare to get seriously stressed.
Glenn Kenny - Premiere Magazine
The deep thematic concerns are never fully developed, but the characters are, and the story compels. Also, the movie's pretty scary.
Luke Y. Thompson - New Times
Danny Boyle injects his contemporary horror pic 28 Days Later with an interesting twist that, in a fearful post 9/11, anthrax and smallpox era, seems strangely fitting.
Guylaine Cadorette - Hollywood.com
28 Days Later may be too obvious to score a knockout, but it's calibrated to satisfy genre fans, of whom there are many.
Robert Denerstein - Denver Rocky Mountain News
[Boyle's] choice of mostly unknown actors is so disturbingly effective that when we eventually come across Brendan Gleeson..., it's a relief just to see a familiar face.
Sean Means - Salt Lake Tribune
The movie works first and best as an attempt to capture what's vital and primal about horror movies, which in recent years have mostly surrendered to slickness, irony and gimmicks.
Gary Thompson - Philadelphia Daily News
The operatic gore eventually goes over the top.
Jack Garner - Rochester Democrat and Chronicle
A satisfying mix of shock, gore and dystopian suspense.
Donald Munro - Fresno Bee
It is Dod Mantle's visuals and Boyle's direction that are "28 Days Later's" greatest asset.
Laura Clifford - Reeling Reviews
If 28 Days Later falls short of classic horror movie status, Boyle pokes the genre with a sharp enough stick to prove it has some nasty life in it yet.
Terry Lawson - Detroit Free Press
Hits all the right buttons of a satisfying end-of-the-world yarn.
Robert W. Butler - Kansas City Star
I'm still not exactly sure why so many critics are raving this film up but the words 'scary as hell' were the last ones on my mind when I walked out of my screening.
JoBlo - JoBlo's Movie Emporium
Boyle transcends the geek show because he treats his characters with compassion and thoughtfulness.
Rob Vaux - Flipside Movie Emporium
I wanted to sit back and watch a good doomsday movie, but got a little less than I bargained for: a good doomsday movie that looks like crap.
Eugene Novikov - Film Blather
It's no Night of the Living Dead, but it's almost as scary and just as smart.
Gene Seymour - Newsday
While 28 Days Later is itself a stylistic tour de force, Boyle recaptures his earlier storytelling briskness and deft touch with actors.
John Powers - L.A. Weekly
This is the stuff of which night tremors are made.
Glenn Lovell - San Jose Mercury News
28 Days Later is either perfectly timed or unfortunately so, but is chilling in either case.
Duane Dudek - Milwaukee Journal Sentinel
Someone must have forgotten to tell director Danny Boyle the unwritten rules of movie zombies.
Phil Villarreal - Arizona Daily Star
28 Days Later is one of those textbook movies proving you can shock and scare an audience without resorting to lopping off heads or limbs, and that the camera can be as lethal a weapon as any automatic firearm, sword or machete.
Bob Bloom - Journal and Courier (Lafayette, IN)
Trainspotting director Danny Boyle's digital-video zombie flick turns old cliches into grim, shiny new horrors.
James Rocchi - Netflix
It's a gorgeous piece of writing. It also happens to be about flesh-eating zombies...
Sean Burns - Philadelphia Weekly
Buckets of flesh eating fun.
Spyder Darling - NY Rock
These B-movie thrills in post-apocalyptic England would make George Romero proud.
Eleanor Ringel Gillespie - Atlanta Journal-Constitution
For good summer horror, this is your poison.
Dean Essner - E! Online
108 bloody, B-movie minutes you're not likely to soon forget.
Stephen Whitty - Newark Star-Ledger
28 Days Later is nothing short of a home run for director Danny Boyle and writer Alex Garland.
Susan Michals - FilmStew.com
a nasty and nerve-wracking chiller... Murphy and Harris are both marvelous, and they're well-supported by Garland's screenplay...
James Sanford - Kalamazoo Gazette
A bloody disappointment.
Jeffrey Westhoff - Northwest Herald (Crystal Lake, IL)
...suggests civilization is a thin facade. Underneath, it's survival of the most furious.
Josh Larsen - Sun Publications (Chicago, IL)
Nightmarish quick cuts and digital video give the look of the movie a gritty, hallucinatory immediacy.
Nell Minow - Movie Mom at Yahoo! Movies
It's not a pretty picture, but it won't be soon forgotten by thriller fans with nerves and stomachs steely enough to take its violence in stride.
David Sterritt - Christian Science Monitor
[Boyle] gives us some truly harrowing sequences and a succession of images that stick in the mind like a bad dream.
William Arnold - Seattle Post-Intelligencer
Filmgoers may debate its allegory and sexual politics, but 28 Days Later is the real deal: a scary flick for uncertain times.
Erich Scholz - Citysearch
It's worth treasuring a genre piece that generates interest and excitement without worrying about getting blood on its teeth.
Mark Palermo - Coast (Halifax, Nova Scotia)
Relentlessly grim and gruesome, it does what it sets out to do; the problem is that apparently what it wants isn't so much to give us a pleasant scare as to disgust us.
Frank Swietek - One Guy's Opinion
'Shooting on a limited budget and with small digital-video cameras, Boyle manages to create a film that looks pretty enormous in scope.'
Peter Sobczynski - Critic Doctor
Manifests and maintains a drug-induced nightmare state of apocalyptic proportions.
Sean O'Connell - Eclipse Magazine
These aren't your daddy's zombies, who ordinarily stagger around like old people at the mall.
Jon Popick - Planet Sick-Boy
Em um mundo ameacado por guerras, epidemias e bandidos cada vez mais crueis, Exterminio funciona nao so como terror, mas tambem como triste alegoria de nossa realidade.
Pablo Villaca - Cinema em Cena
Scary, satisfying, ironic, uncanny and exponentially smarter than 99 percent of over-produced Hollywood horror.
Rob Blackwelder - SPLICEDWire
"28 Days Later," to the contrary, achieves a terrifying emotional high that slasher films will never realize.
Steven Snyder - Zertinet Movies
Garland's script is taut and gritty, but it's not airtight; if Boyle gave us time to think, he'd lose us. Instead, he scares us (metaphorically) out of our wits.
Jim Lane - Sacramento News & Review
For a good majority of this film's runtime it is really great stuff and definitely worth seeing whether your a genre fan or not.
Garth Franklin - Dark Horizons
An overlong horror film with next to no scares and nothing new to add to the zombie genre.
Alex Sandell - Juicy Cerebellum
I don't get scared very easily, but this movie almost made me wet my pants.
Danny Minton - KBTV-NBC (Beaumont, TX)
Warning: Spoilers necessary to dope out the stupid story!
Victoria Alexander - Movie Reviews in Croatian
Stellar acting by two relative unknowns but overly quick editing distances us from the scares.
Harvey S. Karten - Compuserve
An edge-of-your-seat thriller that has as much to offer to your mind as it does your adrenaline glands.
Steve Rhodes - Internet Reviews
Boyle, Garland, and a crack band of actors . . . effectively plunge us into a world where reason is gone, replaced by fear in all its ugly manifestations
Andrea Chase - Killer Movie Reviews
Boyle is to be commended for taking what easily could have been a typical zombie movie and producing a film that not only scares the audience, it makes them think.
Clint Morris - Moviehole
Horror fans take note: Danny Boyle's 28 Days Later is the real deal.
Jeremiah Kipp - Slant Magazine
A raw, blistering and joyously uncompromising horror film. It's precisely what loyal Horror Freaks deserve, and it's easily one of the best movies of the year.
Scott Weinberg - eFilmCritic.com
An impressive and commendable variation on the zombie theme.
Joshua Tyler - CinemaBlend.com
Apparently the legacy of the Blair Witch phenomenon is the belief in filmmakers that visuals aren't important and incoherency is scarier than anything viewers can actually comprehend.
Jeremy Heilman - MovieMartyr.com
Yet another example of how a small and talented cast, a great script, a relatively modest budget, and some inventive film making can render a far superior horror film.
Brian Mckay - eFilmCritic.com
Annlee Ellingson - Boxoffice Magazine
The film is endlessly suspenseful, but it is more than thrilling; it's satisfying and whole.
Eric D. Snider - EricDSnider.com
Yes, the rage-afflicted zombie substitutes are scary. But 28 DAYS LATER is even more frightening for what human beings end up doing to one another.
Carlo Cavagna - AboutFilm.com
An unsettling, creepy experience, complete with very strange sound editing and eerie musical choices that accent the offbeat post-apocalyptic imagery remarkably.
Rich Cline - Film Threat
Should someone with four films under his belt really be regressing to the point where he is making a cheap horror flick that resembles nothing so much as a British Fifties B-movie?
Christopher Tookey - Daily Mail [UK]
The zippy, brutal action sequences are gripping, the violence sometimes shocking.
Nev Pierce - BBC
Impressive, atmospheric and VERY scary.
Matthew Turner - ViewLondon
This gruesome plotting combines with the gritty visual style to make the film an unsettling, creepy experience, complete with very strange sound editing and eerie musical choices that accent the offbeat post-apocalyptic imagery remarkably.
Rich Cline - Shadows on the Wall
Boyle has crafted a good-looking DV film that carries a powerful message within an exciting, horrifying adventure story.
Daniel Etherington - FilmFour.com
Ugly, uncomfortable, gory, loud and sick. In other words, it works.
Ian Waldron-Mantgani - UK Critic
'Flee! Flee in terror from the Turbo-Zombies!'
Paul Arendt - Teletext