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Day Zero (2007)



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Dixon, Rifkin and Feller grew up together in New York. Living very different lives in the same city, their childhood friendship still binds them. Rifkin is a married lawyer whose career is on the rise. He's just made partner and is looking for any loop hole to get out of serving. Now "just isn't a good time" for him. Feller is working on his second novel. The first was a smash success, but his draft notice paralyzes him, causing severe writer's block. Instead he draws up his list of "Top 10 things to do before I serve." Dixon drives a cab, lives a solitary life and is proud and ready to serve--until he meets someone and finally has something to lose. Over 30 days, they will find their relationships tested as they confront long held beliefs about life, death, courage and love.more
Rating: R (for language, sexual content, some violence and drug use)
Genre: Drama
Directed By:
Written By: Robert Malkani, Rob Malkani
In Theaters:
On DVD: Feb 26, 2008
First Look Studios - Official Site


Elijah Wood
as Aaron Feller
Jon Bernthal
as James Dixon
Chris Klein
as George Rifkin
Ginnifer Goodwin
as Molly Rifkin
Ally Sheedy
as Dr. Reynolds
John Rothman
as Rifkin's Father
Tinashe Kajese
as Rifkin's Secretary
Bob Hogan
as Senior Partner
Ian Kahn
as Liberal Man at Party
Jordin Ruderman
as Liberal Woman at Par...
Annie Rohling
as First Woman at Party
Clark Middleton
as Porn Clerk
Charlene Biton
as Peep Show Girl
Malachy Cleary
as Oncologist
Jamison Stern
as First Gay Man
Philip Burke
as Second Gay Man
Michael Shapiro
as News Announcer
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Critic Reviews for Day Zero

All Critics (22) | Top Critics (9)

For a hot-button issue movie with a lot of potential for character development, it's slower than Christmas and disappointingly sluggish.

Full Review… | January 23, 2008
New York Observer
Top Critic

Proves that even the most controversial of topics can be the basis for the dullest indie films.

Full Review… | January 18, 2008
New York Post
Top Critic

Truth to be told, it's hard to care.

Full Review… | January 18, 2008
New York Daily News
Top Critic

If the abysmal reception so far for films about the war in Iraq is any indication, Day Zero is the last thing movie audiences will want to consume.

Full Review… | January 18, 2008
New York Times
Top Critic

As the pals, Elijah Wood, Jon Bernthal, and especially Chris Klein mope around noncommittally, as if it were an upcoming trip to the in-laws' they were dreading -- not a potentially one-way ticket to a war zone.

Full Review… | January 17, 2008
Entertainment Weekly
Top Critic

There's very little that rings true.

Full Review… | January 17, 2008
Top Critic

Audience Reviews for Day Zero


This movie was really, really good, in my opinion. I was enthralled for the entire 2 hrs. I was amazed at how it all ended, also. Nice twist. This movie was well done, and well acted. An absolute gem, in my book.

Cynthia S.

Super Reviewer


This movie didn't impress me much, about the US Government starting the draft after 9-11 and gulf war. 3 Buddies get there draft notice and we travel thru time as the Days count down. We have the rich one, the cool guy, and the loser. Shows things they go through in the 30 day count down. Charlene Biton is a babe. It was pretty dry. Not sure how it got on my to see list. 2 1/2 stars, wouldn't watch it again, and it would have to be a rental.

Bruce Bruce

Super Reviewer

I thought this film was done well. It shows how three long-time friends deal with the Military draft coming back into effect and they did it well. If you like the movies where it covers the human emotion. This is the film for you.

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