The Day (2012)

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A group of five survivors, armed with shotguns, axes and machetes, wander the back roads of a ravaged landscape looking for refuge in The Day, a terrifying look into a post-apocalyptic future. As war ravages humanity, destroying civilization and most of life on earth, the survivors realize they must do whatever it takes to stay alive. Lost, starving, and exhausted, they seek shelter in a seemingly safe abandoned farmhouse. However, while searching for food and resources, they unwittingly set off … More

Rating: R (for strong bloody violence, pervasive language and some nudity)
Genre: Drama, Horror, Mystery & Suspense, Science Fiction & Fantasy
Directed By: ,
Written By: Luke Passmore
In Theaters:
On DVD: Nov 27, 2012
Box Office: $20.5k
Runtime:
Anchor Bay Entertainment - Official Site

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Critic Reviews for The Day

All Critics (13) | Top Critics (7)

The film feels unbelievably long at 84 minutes, and the color-drained, hand-held cinematography serves only as a reminder of just how good "Night of the Living Dead" really was.

Full Review… | August 31, 2012
New York Post
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A savage B-movie thriller with unrealized aspirations to profundity ...

Full Review… | August 30, 2012
NPR
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Every day is gloomy in "The Day," Douglas Aarniokoski's film with a creepy, paranoid atmosphere that's more effective than the performances.

Full Review… | August 29, 2012
Arizona Republic
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Towards the end, you might find yourself thinking, "Well, this could have been worse." And you'll mean it as a compliment.

Full Review… | August 29, 2012
New York Daily News
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"The Day" is just good enough to engage audiences, but it falls well short of remarkable, leaving viewers wishing for a dawn that never breaks.

Full Review… | August 29, 2012
Los Angeles Times
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"The Day" cycles through bursts of horrific violence only to end much as it begins: static, hollow and vague.

Full Review… | August 29, 2012
New York Times
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Audience Reviews for The Day

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A bold and brutal instant classic. It`s one of the most shocking films of 2012. It gets in your head and under your skin quick with its gritty atmosphere, brutal nature and gripping characters. A bone-chilling, stylish, exhilarating and utterly breathtaking edge of your seat thriller. A well-crafted piece of work from Robert Rodriquez`s protege: Director, Doug Aarniokoski, who shows us he`s an exceptional talent and will have a bright future. The cast is beyond great, they have great chemistry and show no mercy. Shawn Ashmore is excellent. Michael Eklund is terrifyingly good. A knockout of an adrenaline-rush. It has echos of From Dusk till Dawn, Mad Max and The Book of Eli.

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Al S

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Three Stars

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