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30 Days of Night Reviews

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Gina Carbone
Seacoast Newspapers (NH/Maine)
October 23, 2007
30 Days is gory, graphic, suspenseful and occasionally nonsensical. But it's a vampire movie and if you're into that genre you'll probably be into this.
Full Review | Original Score: 2.25/4
October 17, 2007
[A] turd covered in tasty Ghirardelli chocolate - as soon as you sink your teeth in you know you've got mouthful of sweetened sh*t.
Full Review | Original Score: 4/10
Philip Martin
Arkansas Democrat-Gazette
October 19, 2007
...a horror film as dim as its prevailing palette, a graytoned fugue set in the blankness of the Alaskan Arctic.
Full Review | Original Score: 76/100
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Roger Ebert
Chicago Sun-Times
October 19, 2007
I have pretty much reached my quota for vampire movies, but I shouldn't hold that against this one. If you haven't seen too many, you might like it.
Full Review | Original Score: 2.5/4
Pete Hammond
October 19, 2007
The premise of this film has just got to be the ultimate wet dream for your average vampire.
Read More | Original Score: 3/5
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Michael Phillips
Chicago Tribune
October 18, 2007
The script is simple stuff, simpler than the graphic novel, which at least managed to devote a page or two to the vampires' back story.
Read More | Original Score: 2/4
Rossiter Drake
San Francisco Examiner
April 9, 2008
The action is fast and gruesome, but beyond Niles and Templesmith's unique setting, in which the typical race to daylight is stretched out to an agonizing marathon, '30 Days of Night' offers little to stir the imagination.
| Original Score: 1.5/4
Fernando F. Croce
August 27, 2009
These 30 Days feel like an eternity
Edward Douglas
October 16, 2007
Commendable for its daring, unconventional vision of vampires, but its erratic pacing makes it a jarring experience that's hard to adjust to.
Full Review | Original Score: 6/10
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Richard Roeper
Ebert & Roeper
October 22, 2007
It has a fairly original premise and some blood-curdling moments, but it's also predictable, repetitive and vile.
Christian Toto
Washington Times
February 26, 2008
30 Days of Night reinvents the vampire movie, but only with its novel premise.
Full Review | Original Score: 2/4
Nick Schager
Slant Magazine
October 16, 2007
Pushes things into violent, hardcore territory all too similar to Danny Boyle's zombie-outbreak flick 28 Days Later and its 2007 sequel.
Full Review | Original Score: 2/4
Jeff Bayer
The Scorecard Review
March 4, 2008
I was done when there was a needless scene abusing a woman. And the ending was on the verge of interesting, until it came down to one little punch.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/10
John Hazelton
Screen International
October 27, 2007
The vampire's attacks are nicely manic - think of an over-zealous contestant at a pie eating contest -- but they get repetitive after the first few kills.
Bill Gibron
October 19, 2007
This is a failed fright flick that is so inspired by Stephen King that the famous horror scribe should consider suing.
Full Review | Original Score: 2/5
Brian Orndorf
October 18, 2007
The producers just had to give the material to director David Slade, a hack filmmaker of the worst kind, who drowns any promise this nihilistic tale of frosty survival held by smothering the picture in excessive, pedestrian visual gymnastics.
Full Review | Original Score: D
Beth Accomando
October 20, 2007
Final analysis: vampires cool; humans suck. Go read the comic.
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Kyle Smith
New York Post
October 19, 2007
You could make a horror film with shocking story developments and creepy twists. Or, you could just have monsters with pointy teeth jump into the frame while making loud noises. For the latter, check out the vampire flick 30 Days of Night.
Full Review | Original Score: 1/4
Cole Smithey
October 17, 2007
You can't have horror without suspense. Don't they teach the films of Alfred Hitchcock anymore in film school?
Full Review | Original Score: C-
Brian Marder
October 20, 2007
Full Review | Original Score: 2/4
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