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 … 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
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as Aaron Feller

as James Dixon

as George Rifkin

as Molly Rifkin

as Dr. Reynolds

as Rifkin's Father

as Rifkin's Secretary

as Senior Partner

as Liberal Man at Party

as Liberal Woman at Par...

as First Woman at Party

as Porn Clerk

as Peep Show Girl

as Oncologist

as First Gay Man

as Second Gay Man

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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