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Daylight (2011)



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On their way to a wedding, Danny and Irene pick up a hitchhiker - throwing the film in the direction of the conventional rural kidnapper thriller. But with the skill of director David Barker and his miraculous cast and crew, Daylight emerges as much, much more than just another exploitation picture. Kidnappers Renny, Leo, and Murphy enact a bizarre and terrifying ritual of politeness, endowing such scenes as the passing of a bread knife at a kitchen table with a threat of ferocious violence - but also trust. Alexandra Meierhans - pregnant as the character Irene, and pregnant in real life - delivers an astonishing performance as the female lead. Simultaneously vulnerable and dangerous, a captive and a seductress, she somehow struggles to survive and endure, bringing the audience along with her through to the shattering conclusion. -- (C) Cinema Purgatoriomore
Rating: R
Genre: Mystery & Suspense, Drama
Directed By:
Written By: David Barker, Michael Godere, Alexandra Meierhans
In Theaters:
On DVD: Apr 24, 2012
Box Office: $3.9k
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Critic Reviews for Daylight

All Critics (11) | Top Critics (5)

Replete with superior acting and visual splendor, the film is a fine instance of the overly familiar made fresh.

Full Review… | October 21, 2011
Los Angeles Times
Top Critic

An unusually delicate psychological thriller that favors suggestion over exposition.

Full Review… | July 14, 2011
New York Times
Top Critic

Barker leaves the histrionics to other thrill-makers, opting for the excruciating slow boil.

Full Review… | July 14, 2011
Wall Street Journal
Top Critic

Thanks largely to the exceptional actors, particularly Martin and Meierhans, Barker sporadically infuses fresh life into stale cliches, and even makes a few of them truly compelling all over again.

Full Review… | July 14, 2011
Top Critic

Punctuating views of the bucolic countryside and sky attest to nature or God's indifference to human suffering, but such formalist touches don't overwhelm the responsive ensemble work in this resourceful, taboo-prodding sickie.

Full Review… | July 12, 2011
Village Voice
Top Critic

It's actually got a novel idea, a handful of legitimately creepy moments, and an admirable sense of Twilight Zone-style madness

Full Review… | August 24, 2015

Audience Reviews for Daylight


I struggled to empathize with the characters and story line. It was a little slow pace and I didn't see the connection that was building between the scenes. Eh.

Ani Cee

A yawn of a movie that does nothing special with this always promising premise. The Stallone "Daylight" movie is more entertaining.

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