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December 5, 2003
There are images in Zero Day that linger and gnaw.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/4
December 4, 2003
As a promised 'wake-up call,' it's disturbingly sleep-inducing.
Read More | Original Score: 2/4
November 24, 2003
Plaudits to Ben Coccio and his young stars for a job well done
Full Review | Original Score: B
November 23, 2003
Interestingly enough, it is in letting us get to know the assailants, not the victims, that Coccio makes us grieve.
Full Review | Original Score: B+
October 24, 2003
Will chill you to your core.
October 24, 2003
Can't help but resonate with a ripped- from-the- headlines topicality.
October 12, 2003
A shamelessly exploitive, subtly pretentious mockumentary, which manages to be the funniest film about a high school gun tragedy since Bowling for Columbine.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/4
October 8, 2003
I never found what the Coccio Brothers were saying through their surrogates, Andre and Cal, either convincing or compelling.
September 18, 2003
[The ending is] a powerhouse sequence that easily relies as much as our collective conscience of real-life tragedy as the talents of the filmmaker, but that doesn't keep it from being one of the most arresting scenes this year.
Full Review | Original Score: 67/100
September 10, 2003
There's a thin line between purposefully banal and simply banal, and Ben Coccio's debut feature too often crosses it.
September 9, 2003
The acting is fine, as is tape-to-film transfer. But television news and reality TV are more compelling.
September 6, 2003
Chilling... The power of Zero Day is its banality.
September 5, 2003
Ben Coccio lets the mostly banal Zero Day videos go on much too long. And in having the characters speechify about the futility of postmortems on their motivation, he hits the audience over the head with the proverbial hammer.
Read More | Original Score: 2.5/4
September 3, 2003
Raises disquieting questions about what it means to present an accurate, convincing reenactment of such an event, but is ultimately an insightful and non-exploitative treatment of the subject.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/5
September 3, 2003
What gives the movie its power is that even the most innocuous scenes in the boys' lives are shadowed by dread.
Read More | Original Score: 3.5/5
September 3, 2003
It has a power and immediacy that makes it much more worthwhile than Home Room.
Read More | Original Score: 3/4
September 2, 2003
Zero Day may not explain the reason such crimes are committed but it successfully defines evil as willful cruelty compounded by enormous self-absorption.
August 28, 2003
Exactly the kind of broad, simple-minded exploration of the root causes of violence that its protagonists purport to despise.
Full Review | Original Score: 0/4
August 19, 2003
Love it or hate it, Zero Day will stay with you for a very long time.
Read More | Original Score: 4.5/5
November 9, 2005
Read More | Original Score: 2/5
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