The 24th Day
The 24th Day (2004)

A casual gay pickup turns into a nightmare in Tony Piccirillo's adaptation of his play, The 24th Day. Tom (Scott Speedman of TV's Felicity) approaches Dan (James Marsden of X-Men) in a bar, and the two hit it off. Tom brings Dan… More

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Rated: R
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Genre: Drama, Horror
Release Date: May 14, 2004
DVD Release Date: August 31, 2004
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Critic Score: 21% Rotten Tomatoes™ Critic Reviews
Robert Koehler

The movie is never more than a hesitantly filmed recording of the play.

Rex Reed
New York Observer

Scott Speedman and James Marsden, two talented and attractive actors who know how to hold attention, perform with depth and range.

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Don Willmott

The battle of wits and the search for the truth goes along right up until the film's unpredictable ending.

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Philip Wuntch
Dallas Morning News

At times The 24th Day plays like a two-man actor's workshop. As navigated by talented actors and director, it nonetheless proves a riveting ride.

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Elizabeth Weitzman
New York Daily News

Despite strong performances, this drawn-out Day feels like a cross between the claustrophobic play it once was, and the R-rated After-School Special it wants to be.

David Noh
Film Journal International

The ceaseless twists and turns Piccirillo keeps introducing are at first intriguing, but eventually become tiresome, as if he's trying to hold our interest any way he can.

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Frank Scheck
Hollywood Reporter

What might have proved reasonably compelling onstage comes across as forced on film, with credibility taking a back seat to contrivance.

Megan Lehmann
New York Post

Boasts one of the most ludicrous plots ever committed to digital video.

Frank Swietek
One Guy's Opinion

Can perhaps be commended for attempting to raise serious moral issues, but not for the ham-fisted way it does so.

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Flixster Audience Score: 57% Flixster User Reviews
jay nixon
Decent acting, ugly story
Todd Smith
Tom (Scott Speedman) is a married man and expected father, who has just found out that he is HIV positive. He's not a promiscuous guy, and traces it back… More