• 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
    1 minutes 28 seconds
    Added: May 9, 2008

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Zero Day Reviews

Ronnie Scheib
Variety
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July 22, 2008

Denver Post
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June 12, 2004
Robert Denerstein
Denver Rocky Mountain News
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My reaction to Zero Day closely mirrored my reaction to Gus Van Sant's Elephant. Neither film tries to exploit tragedy, but I'm not sure either succeeds in telling us much we don't already know.

| Original Score: C+

May 28, 2004
John Monaghan
Detroit Free Press
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Murky.

Full Review Source: Detroit Free Press | Original Score: 2/4

May 21, 2004
Jonathan Rosenbaum
Chicago Reader
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April 23, 2004
Eric Harrison
Houston Chronicle
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A pointless and tiresome exercise.

Full Review Source: Houston Chronicle | Original Score: D

January 22, 2004
Gary Dowell
Dallas Morning News
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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 Source: Dallas Morning News | Original Score: B

January 22, 2004
Jay Boyar
Orlando Sentinel
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Small, often-riveting movie.

Full Review Source: Orlando Sentinel | Original Score: 4/5

January 9, 2004
Walter V. Addiego
San Francisco Chronicle
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Insidious and haunting.

Full Review Source: San Francisco Chronicle | Original Score: 3/4

December 5, 2003
Ty Burr
Boston Globe
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There are images in Zero Day that linger and gnaw.

Full Review Source: Boston Globe | Original Score: 3/4

December 5, 2003
Glenn Lovell
San Jose Mercury News
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As a promised 'wake-up call,' it's disturbingly sleep-inducing.

| Original Score: 2/4

December 4, 2003
Curt Fields
Washington Post
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Will chill you to your core.

October 24, 2003
Ann Hornaday
Washington Post
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Can't help but resonate with a ripped- from-the- headlines topicality.

October 24, 2003
Andrew Sarris
New York Observer
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I never found what the Coccio Brothers were saying through their surrogates, Andre and Cal, either convincing or compelling.

Full Review Source: New York Observer

October 8, 2003
Frank Scheck
Hollywood Reporter
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There's a thin line between purposefully banal and simply banal, and Ben Coccio's debut feature too often crosses it.

September 10, 2003
Jack Mathews
New York Daily News
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Ben Coccio lets the mostly banal Zero Day videos go on much too long. And in having the characters speechify about the futility of postmortems on their motivation, he hits the audience over the head with the proverbial hammer.

Full Review Source: New York Daily News | Original Score: 2.5/4

September 5, 2003
Elvis Mitchell
New York Times
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What gives the movie its power is that even the most innocuous scenes in the boys' lives are shadowed by dread.

Full Review Source: New York Times | Original Score: 3.5/5

September 3, 2003
Lou Lumenick
New York Post
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It has a power and immediacy that makes it much more worthwhile than Home Room.

| Original Score: 3/4

September 3, 2003
J. Hoberman
Village Voice
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Zero Day may not explain the reason such crimes are committed but it successfully defines evil as willful cruelty compounded by enormous self-absorption.

Full Review Source: Village Voice

September 2, 2003
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