Daylight (2011)

On their way to a wedding, Danny and Irene pick up a hitchhiker - throwing the film in the direction of the conventional rural kidnapper thriller. But with the skill of director David Barker and his miraculous cast and crew, Daylight… More

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Rated: R
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Release Date: July 15, 2011
DVD Release Date: April 24, 2012
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Kevin Thomas
Los Angeles Times

Replete with superior acting and visual splendor, the film is a fine instance of the overly familiar made fresh.

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Joe Leydon

Thanks largely to the exceptional actors, particularly Martin and Meierhans, Barker sporadically infuses fresh life into stale cliches, and even makes a few of them truly compelling all over again.

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Mike Scott

An icy and humorless -- but entirely suspenseful -- film that works mostly because of its unpredictability.

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Jeannette Catsoulis
New York Times

An unusually delicate psychological thriller that favors suggestion over exposition.

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Nick Pinkerton
Village Voice

Punctuating views of the bucolic countryside and sky attest to nature or God's indifference to human suffering, but such formalist touches don't overwhelm the responsive ensemble work in this resourceful, taboo-prodding sickie.

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Matthew Nestel
Boxoffice Magazine

Daylight is a caper full of lechery and unforced twists with strong characters and no pretense.

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Steve Dollar
Wall Street Journal

Barker leaves the histrionics to other thrill-makers, opting for the excruciating slow boil.

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Scott Weinberg

It's actually got a novel idea, a handful of legitimately creepy moments, and an admirable sense of Twilight Zone-style madness

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Maitland McDonagh
Film Journal International

A slow burn of a thriller that ultimately packs a far greater wallop than many flashier examples of the genre

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