Daybreakers
Daybreakers (2010)

Fresh off the success of their inventive take on the zombie genre, Undead masterminds Michael and Peter Spierig direct Ethan Hawke in an ambitious tale of a futuristic Earth populated entirely by vampires, and the efforts made by the… More

Rated: R
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Release Date: May 11, 2010
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Critic Score
67%
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User Score
49%



Critic Score: 67% Rotten Tomatoes™ Critic Reviews

Consensus: Though it arrives during an unfortunate glut of vampire movies, Daybreakers offers enough dark sci-fi thrills -- and enough of a unique twist on the genre -- to satisfy filmgoers.

C. Robert Cargill
Film.com

Daybreakers is the pinnacle of fun, modern sci-fi horror actioners.

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Rick Groen
Globe and Mail

Daybreakers is more fun than foreboding; it's fright-lite, yet that's par for the bloody course in these busy apocalyptic days.

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Laura Kern
Film Comment Magazine

A slick, violent, and intensely gloomy horror/action/sci-fi hybrid that stands out in a crowded field of end-of-mankind movie scenarios.

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Stephanie Zacharek
Salon.com

Hawke gives his all here -- or maybe just half his all -- and it isn't quite enough: He's trying to be soulful, but he really just looks a little tired. The real delight is Willem Dafoe.

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Jeannette Catsoulis
New York Times

The narrative may flag, but the doomsday atmosphere and George Liddle‚(TM)s production design remain vivid until the final, blood-splattered reel.

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Steve Newton
Georgia Straight

Around here Daybreakers' clever streak runs out and the previously witty, refreshing film becomes a predictable action romp that's big on over-the-top gore but lacking in everything else.

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Kyle Smith
New York Post

For the lowbrow, the thrill is a level of fleshy explosiveness reminiscent of David Cronenberg's Scanners. No one dies quietly; he must either detonate like Hiroshima or burst into juicy red chunks of viscera.

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Cliff Doerksen
Chicago Reader

Writer-directors Michael and Peter Spierig equip this unpretentious, low-budget, high-functioning shocker with some sharp satirical teeth, and Dafoe has a ball behind his Manson goatee.

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Ali Gray
TheShiznit.co.uk

That Daybreakers biggest problem is that there isn't enough of it should tell you enough: watching it provides short-term entertainment, but like those voracious bloodsuckers, it'll just leave you wanting more.

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Flixster Audience Score: 49% Flixster User Reviews
John Manard
I liked it just for the fact it was a completely different approach on the genre than i was use to. Coming from fairly new directors Ill give them leeway on… More
xGary Xx
Vampirism has spread throughout humanity to the point where they vastly outnumber the normal humans who have been turned into livestock to replenish the rapidly… More
Carlos Magalh„es
In spite of its intriguing idea and a good cinematography, this is a safe movie that never goes deep enough into the possibilities of its premise, relying on… More
Directors Cat
[img]http://images.rottentomatoes.com/images/user/icons/icon14.gif[/img] Confused, unfocused but rather intriguing. Daybreakers is the perfect example of a… More
Phil Hubbs
Again I must go against many bad reviews here as I quite liked this vampire tale. Some of the ideas in this film are really good, I loved how the human race has… More
Jim Hunter
In a world run by vampires who farm humans for their blood, a hematologist discovers the cure. I liked the film's unique take on the vampire genre, the… More

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