Daylight (1996)

In this disaster/adventure film, a truck containing dangerous chemicals explodes in the Holland Tunnel, trapping those New Yorkers not killed in the explosion. It is up to a former city Emergency Medical Services director, who knows the… More

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Rated: PG-13
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Release Date: December 6, 1996
DVD Release Date: May 26, 1998
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Critic Score: 26% Rotten Tomatoes™ Critic Reviews

Consensus: The opening's got a great fiery explosion and Stallone puts in another earnest, sympathetic performance, but all else in Daylight feels designed to annoy the audience into submission.

Todd McCarthy

A lower-echelon disaster thriller, in which the best character is knocked off early on and the leading man runs out of ideas with a third of the picture still to go.

Edward Guthmann
San Francisco Chronicle

A standard- issue disaster film that borrows conspicuously from both "Poseidon" and "The Towering Inferno."

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Felix Vasquez Jr.
Cinema Crazed

This is a nineties disaster flick that deserves more attention...

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Nick Bradshaw
Time Out

Cohen keeps the vehicle cruising in fourth gear, hoping the audience won't get too impatient with the familiar scenery. Big, efficient, mindless entertainment.

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Kenneth Turan
Los Angeles Times

"Daylight" is persuasive in its action moments but puny in terms of character and dialogue. Anyone who expected anything else is probably in the wrong theater.

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Rob Nelson
Boston Phoenix

Still more millennial fear and commuter angst get routed through this toll-heavy disaster vehicle set in New York's Holland Tunnel--call it The Tunneling Inferno.

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Janet Maslin
New York Times

It will seem suspenseful only to those who wonder whether Mr. Stallone can get the dog out alive.

Shaun Munro
What Culture

Despite having to wade through no end of sigh-inducing clichés, Sly actually comes off better here than many of his co-stars, a rather unfortunate result of...bit-part actors who may well have been dragged off the street and paid in ham sandwiches.

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Chuck O'Leary

The best of the 1990s disaster-flick revivals, and certainly a solid effort by the usual standards of its star (Stallone) and its hack director (Rob Cohen).

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Flixster Audience Score: 37% Flixster User Reviews
Phil Hubbs
Take 'The Poseidon Adventure' and simply place the whole idea underground in a tunnel and you have the film 'Daylight'. This film has… More
Cassie Hill
Another one of Stallone's best. :) I love it. :) Just a great & fantastic movie. :)
Kevin M. Williams
Overwought and thinly sketched disaster flick but buoyed by a cast that delivers better than decent performances. Stallone, Mortensen, and Bloom are standouts.
Jason Owens
I don't know of any Sylvester Stallone movies that I don't like and this one is certainly no exception. I remember the critics were all over this… More
Tim Salmons
A pretty terrible movie for such a decent cast. It reminds me of The Poseidon Adventure for some reason.
Jason Spencer
I dug it. It's a good action flick in the same vein of Towering Inferno and Earthquake. Not that it's as good as those movies but it's a fun… More

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