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The 6th Day (2000)


Average Rating: 5.2/10
Reviews Counted: 115
Fresh: 47
Rotten: 68

Critics 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.

Average Rating: 5/10
Reviews Counted: 32
Fresh: 13
Rotten: 19

Critics 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.


Average Rating: 2.7/5
User Ratings: 125,370


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

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


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Critic Reviews for The 6th Day

All Critics (134) | Top Critics (34) | Fresh (47) | Rotten (68) | DVD (31)

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

Joins the ever-growing membership of 2000's Gutless Endings Club.

January 1, 2000
Chicago Tribune
Top Critic

A mostly standard-issue latter-day Arnold Schwarzenegger actioner.

Full Review… | January 1, 2000
Top Critic

The best Schwarzenegger movie in years.

January 1, 2000
Boston Globe
Top Critic

A clone itself, borrowing elements from Arnold's Total Recall plus a few ideas from Blade Runner and Face/Off, all of which are much better movies.

Full Review… | January 1, 2000
Atlanta Journal-Constitution
Top Critic

A fast-action, well-paced, clever sci-fi thriller that should go far toward erasing the bad aftertaste caused by last year's End Of Days.

Full Review… | January 1, 2000
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

... 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

...the Arnie spark just isn't there.

Full Review… | August 1, 2003
Reel Film Reviews

...Simply another fiery, loud shoot-em-up with overblown villains, over-the-top heroics, and lapses in simple logic.

Full Review… | February 8, 2003
Film Quips Online

A calculated but winning piece of back-to-basics entertainment... with two Arnolds for the price of one.

Full Review… | August 27, 2002
Entertainment Today

Schwarzenegger keeps the violence to a PG-13 level, though his idea of pacifism is to fire a million laser bolts instead of a million bullets.

Full Review… | August 16, 2002
Northwest Herald (Crystal Lake, IL)

A sublime premise for a movie turned into an unsurprising Arnold Schwarzenegger vehicle.

Full Review… | June 13, 2002
Matinee Magazine

Nem mesmo as cenas de ação conseguem empolgar...

Full Review… | May 31, 2002
Cinema em Cena

A watchable action vehicle with some thoughtful futuristic touches and an attempt to grapple with larger issues.

Full Review… | May 8, 2002
Decent Films Guide

Since it's not a very smart sci-fi film, we then hope for a fun sci-fi film.... But there's not much fun here.

Full Review… | April 16, 2002

How come these bad guys have such bad aim? Does everybody in real life say something funny after they kill a person? Haven't I seen you somewhere before?

Full Review… | April 14, 2002

Though hardly on the level of great science fiction, it manages to produce an entertaining two hours...something very few of [Schwarzenegger's] recent films can claim.

Full Review… | October 24, 2001
Flipside Movie Emporium

A few clever ideas buried under tons of stupidity.

Full Review… | October 10, 2001

This is the cyberpunk movie I wished would have come out in the early 90's, a kind of grandchild of Blade Runner and Total Recall.

Full Review… | June 14, 2001

...filled with a lot of movement and noise but little actual excitement or suspense...a great-looking, quasi sci-fi movie with not a lot actually going on.

May 8, 2001
Movie Metropolis

As a Schwarzenegger vehicle, it's sub-par...

April 11, 2001
Film Freak Central

Packed with enervating action sequences and inexplicable scripting decisions.

Full Review… | April 2, 2001

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.

Jeff "The Dude" Lebowski

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.

Albert Kim
Albert Kim

Super Reviewer


Richard C

Super Reviewer


Just an all around bizarre movie. It felt a lot like Blade Runner, but obviously couldn't live up to its expectations. The main reason to watch it of course is the double Arnold Schwarzenegger performances. It's double the destruction and madness of one iron pumper. There's so much action and fun sequences to take you away from the rather simple plot. What I like about it though is that it doesn't try to be something it's not. No one should ever take it seriously because it just wasn't designed to be.

Conner Rainwater

Super Reviewer

The 6th Day Quotes

Dr. Griffin Weir:
Doesn't anyone stay dead anymore?
– Submitted by john b (2 years ago)

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