Daybreakers Reviews

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Laura Kern
Film Comment Magazine
September 24, 2014
A slick, violent, and intensely gloomy horror/action/sci-fi hybrid that stands out in a crowded field of end-of-mankind movie scenarios.
Steve Newton
Georgia Straight
February 15, 2013
Around here Daybreakers' clever streak runs out and the previously witty, refreshing film becomes a predictable action romp that's big on over-the-top gore but lacking in everything else.
Full Review | Original Score: 2.5/5
Ali Gray
TheShiznit.co.uk
September 28, 2012
That Daybreakers biggest problem is that there isn't enough of it should tell you enough: watching it provides short-term entertainment, but like those voracious bloodsuckers, it'll just leave you wanting more.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/5
Top Critic
May 6, 2011
Daybreakers is the pinnacle of fun, modern sci-fi horror actioners.
Full Review | Original Score: A
Dave White
Movies.com
April 4, 2011
It's pretty clear that directors The Spierig Brothers are ready to make their mark as a couple of high-end horror genre auteurs.
Full Review | Original Score: 3.5/5
Simon Miraudo
Quickflix
October 21, 2010
While America continues to produce interminable undead dross ... Australia can now proudly announce itself as being home to two of the best genre auteurs working today.
Full Review | Original Score: 4/5
Perri Nemiroff
CinemaBlend.com
August 13, 2010
The power of the Spierig Brothers is mighty and it'll be impossible to sit down without becoming absorbed in their futuristic world of vampire clichés and novelties.
Full Review | Original Score: 3.5/5
Simon Foster
sbs.com.au
August 9, 2010
The is no denying that the production values of Daybreakers are superb; the sophomore directing duo fill every inch of their frame with some startling effects work and detailed production design.
Matthew Pejkovic
Matt's Movie Reviews
July 17, 2010
A hybrid of future dystopian sci-fi and classic vampire conventions, Daybreakers is a horror movie which boasts as many ideas as it does bloodshed.
Full Review | Original Score: 3.5/5
Louis Proyect
rec.arts.movies.reviews
June 15, 2010
Pointed social commentary using the vampire as a metaphor for an increasingly predatory bourgeois society.
Brian Orndorf
BrianOrndorf.com
June 2, 2010
"Smartly constructed and lively all around, the gloom and doom submitted by filmmaking duo The Spierig Brothers is wildly entertaining and appropriately gushy with gore. Against all odds, Daybreakers is a blast."
Full Review | Original Score: B+
Wesley Lovell
Cinema Sight
May 22, 2010
Squandered potential at its most obvious.
Full Review | Original Score: 1/4
Michael Dequina
TheMovieReport.com
May 17, 2010
Once the world is set up, the follow-through comes up short.
Full Review | Original Score: 2.5/4
Philip Martin
Arkansas Democrat-Gazette
May 15, 2010
Somewhat enlivened by perfunctory professional performances by Ethan Hawke (as a guilt-ridden vampire looking for a cure for blood dependency) and Willem Dafoe (as Elvis, a crossbow-toting member of the human remnant).
Full Review | Original Score: 72/100
Steve Biodrowski
Cinefantastique
May 11, 2010
... film of glistening surfaces...all lit in the subdued hues that "heaven to gaudy day denies."
Prairie Miller
NewsBlaze
May 2, 2010
Humans and parched vampires engage in endless skirmishes of hide and seek, while corporate meanies go about concocting efficient farming and drainage systems of homo sapiens in profiteering captivity.
Dragan Antulov
Draxblog Movie Reviews
April 24, 2010
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Full Review | Original Score: 7/10
Widgett Walls
Needcoffee.com
April 17, 2010
There is a lot of non-sparkly going on, if you know what I mean.
Full Review | Original Score: 3.5/5
Andreas Heinemann
Flicks.co.nz
April 15, 2010
Daybreakers could have been a pulpy delight instead of just another, albeit entertaining, action movie.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/5
Alice Tynan
Concrete Playground
April 14, 2010
Despite this fascinating premise and the careful construction of ingeniously retrofitted world, Daybreakers fails to dazzle.
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