Zero Day
Zero Day (2003)

American independent filmmaker Benjamin Coccio makes his writing and directing debut with the pseudo-documentary drama Zero Day. In keeping with the filmmaking logic of the The Blair Witch Project, the film employs handheld cameras as the… More

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Rated: Unrated
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Genre: Drama
Release Date: September 5, 2003
DVD Release Date: April 5, 2005
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Critic Score: 68% Rotten Tomatoes™ Critic Reviews
Robert Denerstein
Denver Rocky Mountain News

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.

Gary Dowell
Dallas Morning 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.

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Jean-François Vandeuren

un effort s'attaquant sans gêne aux véritables raisons pouvant motiver des actes aussi insensés qui mérite d'être écouté attentivement.

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John Monaghan
Detroit Free Press
Jay Boyar
Orlando Sentinel

Small, often-riveting movie.

Ryan Cracknell
Movie Views

While Elephant was a success stylistically, Ben Coccio's Zero Day is more haunting and hits home harder.

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Eric Harrison
Houston Chronicle

A pointless and tiresome exercise.

Walter V. Addiego
San Francisco Chronicle

Insidious and haunting.

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Christopher Null

probably the most realistic look at how far teen angst can really go, along with the reasons why it exists in the first place

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Flixster Audience Score: 77% Flixster User Reviews
Melvin White
Andre: Ready? Calvin: Aim... While Zero Day isn't a pleasant film, it is a very well made film. It's extremely realistic in every way and is based… More
jd cryptic
Shockingly, ultra realistic take on the Columbine-like shootings. A harrowing, raw and frightening experience. This is a must see!
Todd Smith
Generally speaking, I hate films that are shot on camcorder, but they do make things more realistic. This was a necessity for the film, Zero Day, which gives an… More