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In a terrifying post-apocalyptic future, war ravages humanity, destroying civilization and most of life on earth. A group of five survivors armed with shotguns, axes, and machetes wander the back roads of a decimated landscape looking for refuge. Lost, starving, and exhausted, they unwittingly set off a trap signaling to their ruthless predators lying in wait. With food and ammunition dwindling, the group must make a desperate final stand over 24 hours, battling for their ultimate survival. Starring Shawn Ashmore (THE X-MEN FRANCHISE), Ashley Bell (THE LAST EXORCISM), Michael Eklund (THE DIVIDE), Cory Hardrict (GRAN TORINO, BATTLE: LOS ANGELES), Dominic Monaghan (TV's LOST, THE LORD OF THE RINGS FRANCHISE), and Shannyn Sossamon (A KNIGHT'S TALE).
Movie Reviews from Rotten Tomatoes
- Reviews Counted: 13
- Fresh: 3
- Rotten: 10
- Average Rating: 5.0/10
Top Critics' Reviews
Rotten: "The Day" cycles through bursts of horrific violence only to end much as it begins: static, hollow and vague.
Rotten: Harbor only the expectations aroused by a production of WWE Studios and don't get too attached to any hobbits.
Rotten: A savage B-movie thriller with unrealized aspirations to profundity ...
Rotten: Towards the end, you might find yourself thinking, "Well, this could have been worse." And you'll mean it as a compliment.
Good Post apocalyptic thriller
I think too many critics and movie watchers fail to understand the post apocalyptic thriller. This movie is well made for niche it fits. If you are expecting "I am Legend" then you will be disappointed. If you like Stakeland, this is more along those lines.
Lean and mean. Great movie.
The Day isn't perfect, and it isn't art, but I loved every minute of it. It creates an effective post-apocalyptic landscape without a CGI workout or tons of tedious exposition. It has the ambition to try to be more than the sum of its parts, but is self aware and unpretentious at the same time. The characters are interesting, without a cliched Mad Max among them, and the acting is uniformly great, especially for a B+ thriller. Without a doubt, there are many flicks with bigger budgets and hollow scripts that could learn a lot from The Day.
Its a sure bet if you like Joss Whedon's stuff, you'll like this.
Once again movie critics show their true snobby pretentious colors. You can barley tell that this movie is low budget. The acting was great, the story interesting, and the scenery not just your same old post apocalyptical background. Its worth your money to rent it (As long as you are not a movie snob that can't enjoy a good movie for what it is instead of criticizing it for what it is not).