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 15, 2019
Witty and surreal, yes, savagely satirical and often chilling, but it's not really rolling-in-the-aisles material.
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.
Oct 14, 2019
The Day Shall Come has a disappointingly similar approach, while tackling a much less edgy and altogether easier-to-trounce subject.
Oct 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...
Oct 11, 2019
It's a diverting scenario, though maybe it doesn't quite have the "danger - high voltage" thrill of Morris's other works.
Oct 11, 2019
The Day Shall Come might have its heart in the right place for the most part, but on the whole this production seems lacking in direction and fails to fully deliver on an otherwise ambitious premise.
Oct 10, 2019
It is funny, fitfully, but it asks us to laugh at someone I wasn't sure we should be laughing at, plus it is repetitive and acts like we didn't get the joke the first time, when we did.
Oct 10, 2019
The Day Shall Come isn't prime Morris, but it's definitely not a total bust, either.
Oct 10, 2019
The Day Shall Come may draw from reality, but it fails to reflect it back to us with enough force to make us stop in our tracks.
Oct 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.
Oct 8, 2019
Draggingly directed by [Chris] Morris himself, it feels like he's shooting fish in a barrel yet somehow still missing.
Oct 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.
Oct 7, 2019
It's a strange film that's never short of surprises, but as with Morris' best work, this subject might have been better served by a TV mockumentary.
Oct 4, 2019
Where 'Four Lions' is meticulously thought-through, this is a more scattergun sketch of politically motivated inhumanity.
Oct 4, 2019
[A] pointed, biting little satire.
Sep 30, 2019
The Day Shall Come is an angry film - funny at times but with an acidic underpinning.
Sep 28, 2019
The only thing more outrageous than the jokes are the facts that inspired it.
Sep 27, 2019
Even when [Morris'] political souffle collapses (especially in its directionless and underwhelming last act), the performers keep the whole affair watchable.