Day Zero Reviews

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Variety
February 23, 2012
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Joshua Rothkopf
Time Out
November 17, 2011
Full Review | Original Score: 2/5
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Rex Reed
New York Observer
January 23, 2008
For a hot-button issue movie with a lot of potential for character development, it's slower than Christmas and disappointingly sluggish.
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Kyle Smith
New York Post
January 18, 2008
Proves that even the most controversial of topics can be the basis for the dullest indie films.
Full Review | Original Score: 1.5/4
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Jack Mathews
New York Daily News
January 18, 2008
Truth to be told, it's hard to care.
Full Review | Original Score: 2.5/4
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Stephen Holden
New York Times
January 18, 2008
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 | Original Score: 2/5
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Gregory Kirschling
Entertainment Weekly
January 17, 2008
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 | Original Score: C
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John Anderson
Newsday
January 17, 2008
There's very little that rings true.
Full Review | Original Score: 2/4
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Ed Gonzalez
Village Voice
January 15, 2008
Sabotaged by trite political dissertation and the presumption of novelty, the story forces Klein to shoulder much of the film's white-male-hetero paranoia.