Reviews

Jun 10, 2021
It's a biting, uncomfortable satire, but we expect nothing less from the hugely influential Chris Morris.
Oct 21, 2020
...all the preceding comedy falls a bit flat.
Aug 16, 2020
A muddled misfire that lacks the precision-tooled fizz of the director's best work.
May 5, 2020
With such talent behind the scenes, it's not that difficult to coast by for a fun time.
Feb 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.
Feb 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.
Jan 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.
Jan 17, 2020
It's a case of distance guiding the film, with little to be gleaned about the intersection of race, economics, and religion.
Oct 24, 2019
As underwhelming as its predecessor was impressive.
Oct 19, 2019
A rare film where the terrorists are viewed with more sympathy than the FBI.
Oct 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.
Oct 17, 2019
While foreigners sometimes see a country's flaws better than that country's natives do, that's not the case here.
Oct 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.
Oct 15, 2019
A convoluted film that is funny but never quite nails its target.
Oct 15, 2019
Witty and surreal, yes, savagely satirical and often chilling, but it's not really rolling-in-the-aisles material.
Oct 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.
Oct 14, 2019
While I'm all for movies that come in around the 90 minute mark, this simply felt unfinished.
Oct 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.
Oct 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.
Oct 14, 2019
None of this would pack a punch were it not for the powerful thread of pathos that runs through the drama.