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What you will—and won't—find in this movie.
Violence & Scariness
Graphic violence, characters killed. Extremely intense peril, very scary images.
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Sex, Romance & Nudity
Full frontal nudity, sexual references, including rape.
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Very strong language.
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Drinking, Drugs & Smoking
Drinking and drug use.
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Parents Need to Know
Parents need to know that 28 Days Later is very scary and deeply disturbing. It has extreme and graphic peril and violence. Many characters are killed. Characters use very strong language. There is frontal male nudity. Characters drink and take drugs. There are sexual references, as well as sexual violence -- including rape. To stay in the loop on more movies like this, you can sign up for weekly Family Movie Night emails.
Is It Any Good?
Director Danny Boyle (Trainspotting) keeps the audience off-balance. Nightmarish quick cuts and digital video give the look of the movie a gritty, hallucinatory immediacy. Boyle also makes brilliant use of the empty artifacts, from the deserted London streets to a once-magnificent Gosford Park-style country house, now occupied by military, who eat rotting food around the table once used for glittering parties. Each character gets just one defining quality (idealistic Jim, tough Selena, stout-hearted Frank, ingenue Hannah), but that just adds to the sense of urgency -- we don't have time to get to know them, just as they don't have time to get to know one another.
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