The Day
The Day (2012)

A group of five survivors, armed with shotguns, axes and machetes, wander the back roads of a ravaged landscape looking for refuge in The Day, a terrifying look into a post-apocalyptic future. As war ravages humanity, destroying… More

Rated: R
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Release Date: August 29, 2012
DVD Release Date: November 27, 2012
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Critic Score: 29% Rotten Tomatoes™ Critic Reviews
Farran Smith Nehme
New York Post

The film feels unbelievably long at 84 minutes, and the color-drained, hand-held cinematography serves only as a reminder of just how good "Night of the Living Dead" really was.

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Elizabeth Weitzman
New York Daily News

Towards the end, you might find yourself thinking, "Well, this could have been worse." And you'll mean it as a compliment.

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Felix Vasquez Jr.
Cinema Crazed

Could definitely have benefited from twenty more minutes of story.

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Joel Arnold

A savage B-movie thriller with unrealized aspirations to profundity ...

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Mark Olsen
Los Angeles Times

"The Day" is just good enough to engage audiences, but it falls well short of remarkable, leaving viewers wishing for a dawn that never breaks.

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Brent Simon

Take Cormac McCarthy's The Road and cross-pollinate it with a couple dozen other more aggressively low-grade genre entries and the result is this very self-serious yet narratively unoriginal offering.

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Bill Goodykoontz
Arizona Republic

Every day is gloomy in "The Day," Douglas Aarniokoski's film with a creepy, paranoid atmosphere that's more effective than the performances.

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Jon Caramanica
New York Times

"The Day" cycles through bursts of horrific violence only to end much as it begins: static, hollow and vague.

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Heather Wixson
Dread Central

While The Day certainly isn't a game changer by any means, it still remains a rather entertaining indie film that manages to deliver a few unique spins on a world that we've seen countless times before.

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Brendan Nicholls
The post apocalyptic setting is really unsettling and had the film focused more on the characters this battle for survival could have really delivered. The… More
Al S
A bold and brutal instant classic. It`s one of the most shocking films of 2012. It gets in your head and under your skin quick with its gritty atmosphere,… More
MisterYoda ?
Three Stars