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Zero Day Reviews

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April 20, 2007
un effort s'attaquant sans gêne aux véritables raisons pouvant motiver des actes aussi insensés qui mérite d'être écouté attentivement.
Full Review | Original Score: 7/10
Ryan Cracknell
Movie Views
August 5, 2005
While Elephant was a success stylistically, Ben Coccio's Zero Day is more haunting and hits home harder.
Christopher Null
May 1, 2005
probably the most realistic look at how far teen angst can really go, along with the reasons why it exists in the first place
| Original Score: 4/5
David Elliott
San Diego Union-Tribune
May 28, 2004
A scrapbook of right-now tensions and suspense.
Full Review | Original Score: 3.5/4
Top Critic
Robert Denerstein
Denver Rocky Mountain News
May 28, 2004
My reaction to Zero Day closely mirrored my reaction to Gus Van Sant's Elephant. Neither film tries to exploit tragedy, but I'm not sure either succeeds in telling us much we don't already know.
| Original Score: C+
Kyle Counts
Gay & Lesbian Times
May 22, 2004
Writer-director Ben Coccio has made an intensely immediate, meticulously detailed bone-chiller -- it haunts you long after you've wished it would go away.
Full Review | Original Score: 4/4
Top Critic
John Monaghan
Detroit Free Press
May 21, 2004
Full Review | Original Score: 2/4
Kevin John Bozelka
Milwaukee Journal Sentinel
March 5, 2004
Zero Day simply proves that feel-bad films are no more instructive than feel-good films.
| Original Score: 2.5/4
Marc Mohan
February 26, 2004
A tough film to forget.
Frank Swietek
One Guy's Opinion
January 23, 2004
It generates strong visceral impact while conveying the essentially inexplicable nature of such tragedies.
| Original Score: B+
January 23, 2004
Unsettling and unforgettable.
Full Review | Original Score: 3.5/5
Top Critic
Eric Harrison
Houston Chronicle
January 22, 2004
A pointless and tiresome exercise.
| Original Score: D
Top Critic
Gary Dowell
Dallas Morning News
January 22, 2004
Mr. Coccio's conclusions -- or lack thereof -- may seem a little pat at times, but as a pseudo-case study of adolescent ego and aimless nihilism channeled into a fit of violence, it's like a bucket of ice water in the face.
Full Review | Original Score: B
Eric D. Snider
January 14, 2004
Gripping, compelling work. It feels pulled from real life, and real life is the most frightening thing there is.
Full Review | Original Score: B+
Top Critic
Jay Boyar
Orlando Sentinel
January 9, 2004
Small, often-riveting movie.
| Original Score: 4/5
Jeff Vice
Deseret News, Salt Lake City
January 9, 2004
The film seems to lose its way about midway through.
Full Review | Original Score: 2.5/4
Sean P. Means
Salt Lake Tribune
January 9, 2004
The 'found' tapes produce a lurid, 'Blair Witch'-like intimacy, though the depiction of the shooting itself ... crosses over into exploitation.
Full Review | Original Score: 2.5/4
Steve Schneider
Orlando Weekly
January 8, 2004
Refreshing and illustrative.
| Original Score: 4/5
Paul Sherman
Boston Herald
December 19, 2003
Instantly compelling and increasingly chilling.
| Original Score: 3.5/4
Top Critic
Walter V. Addiego
San Francisco Chronicle
December 5, 2003
Insidious and haunting.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/4
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