The Day Shall Come Reviews

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
The Day Shall Come has a disappointingly similar approach, while tackling a much less edgy and altogether easier-to-trounce subject.
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 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.
October 4, 2019
Where 'Four Lions' is meticulously thought-through, this is a more scattergun sketch of politically motivated inhumanity.
September 30, 2019
The Day Shall Come is an angry film - funny at times but with an acidic underpinning.
September 28, 2019
The only thing more outrageous than the jokes are the facts that inspired it.
September 27, 2019
Even when [Morris'] political souffle collapses (especially in its directionless and underwhelming last act), the performers keep the whole affair watchable.
Top Critic
September 26, 2019
While satire relies on a level of absurdity, Morris also presses the humility and humanity of the film's patsies, and the two different angles don't really go together.
September 26, 2019
[A] bitter and bracingly funny new political satire from British dark-comedy master Chris Morris.
September 26, 2019
The laughs are frequent, if despairing.
September 26, 2019
It brilliantly is funny, producing plenty of acrid, world-upside-down laughter about the ridiculous truth behind some serious modern delusions about whom we should be scared of.
September 26, 2019
"The Day Shall Come" barges into American counterterrorism tactics with sledgehammer satire and a numbingly repetitive plot.
March 29, 2019
In Christopher Morris' new satire, "The Day Shall Come," the stories of many people in the United States are condensed into one bitterly funny but dark comedy about the shortcomings of our justice system.
March 12, 2019
Morris has less command over the edgy material, positioning his modern-day Keystone Cops in a series of smarmy vignettes that don't cut quite as deep. But it still delivers a scathing and often very funny indictment of homeland insecurities.
March 12, 2019
Smart, bitterly funny, and probably too true for most Americans to bear.
March 12, 2019
Morris handles a delicate balancing act with an expected ease, the work of a satirist with so much to say yet with an awareness that saying less leads to so much more.