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.
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
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
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
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
This does not have quite the oomph of his previous work but hits far more often than it misses, with some real pathos too.
October 12, 2019
It doesn't have the bite or the edginess, nor does it have the surreal quality of his TV work...but I think it's very well-researched, its heart in the right place, and it's funny when it needs to be...
October 11, 2019
The truth laid out by the film's sobering finale is simple to understand and will leave audiences walking out of the cinema breathless. Not since BlacKkKlansman has a finale with so many laugh-out-loud moments also felt like such a slap in the face
October 11, 2019
It's a diverting scenario, though maybe it doesn't quite have the "danger - high voltage" thrill of Morris's other works.
October 10, 2019
The Day Shall Come isn't prime Morris, but it's definitely not a total bust, either.
October 9, 2019
Morris has already proved he can do lacerating mockery. At a time when we hear ad nauseam that current events are "beyond satire", making people feel something may be the greater achievement.
October 8, 2019
A hilarious, unexpectedly heartbreaking farce that proves that Chris Morris is still a hugely important voice in telling the stories that we find hardest to hear.
October 8, 2019
It's a bit difficult to know what to do with this film. Much of what happens on screen is played for laughs... So when the deeper topics swirl up, they kind of push the air right out of the film.
October 7, 2019
As hilarious as it almost always is, there's sincerity too as well as twitchiness and tension, in a film gearing up to deliver one heck of a gut-punch.
October 5, 2019
As ridiculous as the film proves to be, [Chris] Morris is always aware that truth is stranger than fiction, and The Day Shall Come revels in that mentality with a dark glee.
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