The Day Shall Come Reviews

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February 13, 2020
THE DAY SHALL COME presents a character that longs for change. Although the issues are prodded rather than skewered, the film develops a sadness at the absurdity and lack of empathy that perpetuates a status quo with an expensive human cost.
February 6, 2020
There are perhaps as many jokes that don't land as those that do, but the sobering finale is good way of reminding us that any humour drilled from this subject can only go on for so long.
January 21, 2020
...lacks enough empathy for Moses and his family to create discomfort rather than laughter...The Day Shall Come feels shallow and misguided, without being funny enough to overcome that lack of understanding.
January 17, 2020
It's a case of distance guiding the film, with little to be gleaned about the intersection of race, economics, and religion.
October 24, 2019
As underwhelming as its predecessor was impressive.
October 19, 2019
A rare film where the terrorists are viewed with more sympathy than the FBI.
October 17, 2019
Chris Morris follow up to Four Lions mocks the conventions of the US War on Terror - The Day Shall Come shows just how much we've missed him.
October 17, 2019
While foreigners sometimes see a country's flaws better than that country's natives do, that's not the case here.
October 17, 2019
One of the best films of 2019, The Day Shall Come is fast-paced and features far wittier dialog than most domestic comedies.
October 15, 2019
A convoluted film that is funny but never quite nails its target.
October 15, 2019
Witty and surreal, yes, savagely satirical and often chilling, but it's not really rolling-in-the-aisles material.
October 14, 2019
With his puppyish, soulful eyes, newcomer Davis unlocks poignancy in his beleaguered sidewalk revolutionary, but the role needed an ebullient wild card, high on his own humbug - a Sacha Baron Cohen or a Tracy Morgan - to really make it fly.
October 14, 2019
While I'm all for movies that come in around the 90 minute mark, this simply felt unfinished.
October 14, 2019
We understand the implication of the film's point of view but its manipulations along the way to get us there feel too contrived to have real emotional weight.
October 14, 2019
Morris, who co-authored the screenplay with Jesse Armstrong, has transformed these fascinating yarns into the first out-and-out dud of his career.
October 14, 2019
None of this would pack a punch were it not for the powerful thread of pathos that runs through the drama.
October 14, 2019
While waiting for Morris' sophomore feature film was a test of patience, I found it was definitely worth it; The Day Shall Come is the auteur at his most unapologetic, and it is a glorious sight to behold.
October 14, 2019
Davis impresses (on his feature debut) as both a comic presence and as a man struggling with more personal demons in a movie that provokes thought as much as it pokes fun.
October 14, 2019
The Day Shall Come has a disappointingly similar approach, while tackling a much less edgy and altogether easier-to-trounce subject.
October 14, 2019
This does not have quite the oomph of his previous work but hits far more often than it misses, with some real pathos too.
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