Zero Day
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Andre (Andre Keuck) and Cal (Calvin Robertson) seem like fairly ordinary high school students. Andre is a quiet loner, and he's a bit obsessed with munitions. Cal, Andre's only friend, is slightly more adept socially. He even has a friend, Rachel (Rachel Benichak), who's a girl. But Andre and Cal have big plans. They're going to be famous one day. And they're going to teach what they see as a valuable lesson to everyone at their hated high school. Zero Day, the feature debut of Benjamin Coccio, is presented as a collection of videotaped moments leading up to Cal and… More
Rotten Tomatoes Score: 68%

Critic Reviews from Rotten Tomatoes

"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."
‑ Robert Denerstein, Denver Rocky Mountain News
"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."
‑ Gary Dowell, Dallas Morning News
"un effort s'attaquant sans gêne aux véritables raisons pouvant motiver des actes aussi insensés qui mérite d'être écouté attentivement."
‑ Jean-François Vandeuren, Panorama
"A scrapbook of right-now tensions and suspense."
‑ David Elliott, San Diego Union-Tribune
"A tough film to forget."
‑ Marc Mohan, Oregonian
‑ John Monaghan, Detroit Free Press
"Small, often-riveting movie."
‑ Jay Boyar, Orlando Sentinel
"While Elephant was a success stylistically, Ben Coccio's Zero Day is more haunting and hits home harder."
‑ Ryan Cracknell, Movie Views
"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."
‑ Kyle Counts, Gay & Lesbian Times
"It generates strong visceral impact while conveying the essentially inexplicable nature of such tragedies."
‑ Frank Swietek, One Guy's Opinion
"A pointless and tiresome exercise."
‑ Eric Harrison, Houston Chronicle
"Insidious and haunting."
‑ Walter V. Addiego, San Francisco Chronicle
"probably the most realistic look at how far teen angst can really go, along with the reasons why it exists in the first place"
‑ Christopher Null,
"Zero Day simply proves that feel-bad films are no more instructive than feel-good films."
‑ Kevin John Bozelka, Milwaukee Journal Sentinel
"Unsettling and unforgettable."
‑ Cherryl Dawson and Leigh Ann Palone,
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