• Unrated, 1 hr. 34 min.
  • Drama
  • Directed By:    Ben Coccio
  • In Theaters:    Sep 5, 2003 Wide
  • On DVD:    Apr 5, 2005
  • Avatar Films

Zero Day Reviews

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Jean-François Vandeuren
Panorama
April 20, 2007

un effort s'attaquant sans gêne aux véritables raisons pouvant motiver des actes aussi insensés qui mérite d'être écouté attentivement.

Full Review | Original Score: 7/10
Ryan Cracknell
Movie Views
August 5, 2005

While Elephant was a success stylistically, Ben Coccio's Zero Day is more haunting and hits home harder.

Christopher Null
Filmcritic.com
May 1, 2005

probably the most realistic look at how far teen angst can really go, along with the reasons why it exists in the first place

Full Review | Original Score: 4/5
David Elliott
San Diego Union-Tribune
May 28, 2004

A scrapbook of right-now tensions and suspense.

Full Review | Original Score: 3.5/4
Kyle Counts
Gay & Lesbian Times
May 22, 2004

Writer-director Ben Coccio has made an intensely immediate, meticulously detailed bone-chiller -- it haunts you long after you've wished it would go away.

Full Review | Original Score: 4/4
Marc Mohan
Oregonian
February 26, 2004

A tough film to forget.

Frank Swietek
One Guy's Opinion
January 23, 2004

It generates strong visceral impact while conveying the essentially inexplicable nature of such tragedies.

| Original Score: B+
Cherryl Dawson and Leigh Ann Palone
TheMovieChicks.com
January 23, 2004

Unsettling and unforgettable.

Full Review | Original Score: 3.5/5
Gary Dowell
Dallas Morning News
Top Critic
January 22, 2004

Mr. Coccio's conclusions -- or lack thereof -- may seem a little pat at times, but as a pseudo-case study of adolescent ego and aimless nihilism channeled into a fit of violence, it's like a bucket of ice water in the face.

Full Review | Original Score: B
Eric D. Snider
EricDSnider.com
January 14, 2004

Gripping, compelling work. It feels pulled from real life, and real life is the most frightening thing there is.

Full Review | Original Score: B+
Jay Boyar
Orlando Sentinel
Top Critic
January 9, 2004

Small, often-riveting movie.

Full Review | Original Score: 4/5
Steve Schneider
Orlando Weekly
January 8, 2004

Refreshing and illustrative.

Full Review | Original Score: 4/5
Paul Sherman
Boston Herald
December 19, 2003

Instantly compelling and increasingly chilling.

Full Review | Original Score: 3.5/4
Walter V. Addiego
San Francisco Chronicle
Top Critic
December 5, 2003

Insidious and haunting.

Full Review | Original Score: 3/4
Ty Burr
Boston Globe
Top Critic
December 5, 2003

There are images in Zero Day that linger and gnaw.

Full Review | Original Score: 3/4
Robin Clifford
Reeling Reviews
November 24, 2003

Plaudits to Ben Coccio and his young stars for a job well done

Full Review | Original Score: B
Laura Clifford
Reeling Reviews
November 23, 2003

Interestingly enough, it is in letting us get to know the assailants, not the victims, that Coccio makes us grieve.

Full Review | Original Score: B+
Curt Fields
Washington Post
Top Critic
October 24, 2003

Will chill you to your core.

Ann Hornaday
Washington Post
Top Critic
October 24, 2003

Can't help but resonate with a ripped- from-the- headlines topicality.

Steve Rhodes
Internet Reviews
October 12, 2003

A shamelessly exploitive, subtly pretentious mockumentary, which manages to be the funniest film about a high school gun tragedy since Bowling for Columbine.

Full Review | Original Score: 3/4
Urban Cinefile Critics
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October 18, 2008

Ronnie Scheib
Variety
Top Critic
July 22, 2008


Denver Post
Top Critic
June 12, 2004

Jean Lowerison
San Diego Metropolitan
May 29, 2004

Jonathan Rosenbaum
Chicago Reader
Top Critic
April 23, 2004


Boston Phoenix
December 6, 2003


AV Club
Top Critic
September 4, 2003

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