The 6th Day (2000)



Critic Consensus: This offering from Arnold Schwarzenegger contains an intriguing, disturbing premise, but the film's execution is too routine and formulaic to make good use of it.

Movie Info

In this science-fiction thriller set in the very near future, DNA cloning has been perfected and has become an accepted part of everyday life -- cattle and fish are cloned for sale at the market, genetically engineered fruit and vegetables are found in most family's kitchens (nacho-flavored bananas, anyone?), and if your pet dies, you can even order a cloned replacement. But laws have been passed that strictly forbid the cloning of human beings. However, helicopter pilot Adam Gibson (Arnold … More

Rating: PG-13 (for strong action violence, brief strong language and some sensuality)
Genre: Action & Adventure, Mystery & Suspense, Science Fiction & Fantasy
Directed By: ,
Written By: Marianne Wibberly, Cormac Wibberley, Marianne Wibberley, Cormac Wibberly
In Theaters:
On DVD: Mar 27, 2001
Box Office: $33.8M
Columbia Pictures - Official Site


as Hank Morgan

as Michael Drucker

as Robert Marshall

as Natalie Gibson

as Talia Elsworth

as Vincent

as Speaker Day

as Dr. Griffin Weir

as Katherine Weir

as Clara Gibson

as Virtual Girlfriend

as RePet Salesman

as Johnny Phoenix

as Police Lieutenant

as RePet Spokesman

as Cardinal de la Jolla

as Virtual Attorney

as Virtual Psychiatrist

as Snowboarder No. 1

as Bodyguard

as Zealot No. 2

as Security Guard

as Security Guard

as Security Guard

as Security Guard

as Security Guard

as Duty Officer

as Team Doctor

as Newscaster

as Technician

as Webcaster

as Scott Moore

as Announcer No. 1

as Announcer No. 2

as Cab Driver

as Teacher

as RePet Salesman
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Critic Reviews for The 6th Day

All Critics (134) | Top Critics (34)

The studios should enact their own '6th Day Law' prohibiting the carbon-copy duplication of elements from scenario to scenario.

Full Review… | June 18, 2008
Top Critic

patented Schwarzenegger formula movie

Full Review… | June 5, 2012
Old School Reviews

A decent movie for teens, if they can endure it.

Full Review… | January 2, 2011
Common Sense Media

I suggest you don't waste your money on this one.

Full Review… | April 29, 2009
Cinema Crazed

... 6th Day cannot match Schwzrzenegger's best action efforts, and the harder it tries, the more it sabotages its own best interests ...

Full Review… | July 4, 2008

In paying attention to potentially thought-provoking issues, the writers neglect basic storytelling.

Full Review… | October 14, 2007

Audience Reviews for The 6th Day


I was fairly apprehensive about seeing the 6th Day, but I was glad I did. The film starts off a bit slow, but it steadily builds up to a riveting, action packed climax. This is the type of film where you don't expect much from its concept, acting and overall enjoyment, but in the end is very well done. There are a few areas where the film could have been improved upon, such as some of the dialogue could have been reworked. As it is, it's an exciting action film with a good cast of actors, and for diehard action film fans, they'll surely enjoy this film. I found this one to be a pleasant surprise, and it's a film that is quite underrated and it doesn't deserve the flack it has received. Fans of Arnold Schwarzenegger will definitely enjoy this, and the story here is well put together and executed. Director Roger Spottiswoode crafts a solid film that deserves a second look. The 6th Day may not be a perfect film, but it definitely is better due to the fact that has some good performances and well executed action scenes that manage to keep you on the edge of your seat. Underrated, and better than expected, The 6th Day is a film that is pure adrenaline from start to finish. Like I stated before, it's a bit of a slow start, but it quickly takes off, and when it does it doesn't let go, and it keeps the thrills coming. This may not be Schwarzenegger's greatest film, but it's nonetheless a fun, entertaining popcorn film that you should see if you enjoy Arnie's work. The film may not be a standout Arnold's career, but it's nonetheless a worthwhile actioner to watch if you have nothing else to watch.

Alex roy

Super Reviewer

LOL, must I say how bad this movie is? I remember my mom told me that Koreans were thinking this would be "Terminator 3".... nope. Terminator 3 was better than this garbage. This is the literal tagline to the movie: "You've cloned the wrong man." LOL HAHAHAHA This is a quote from the movie: Evil dude: "You think cloning's evil?!" Arnold Schwarzenegger: "No, I think you're evil." LOL This movie is a comedy, unintentionally.

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