30 Days of Night

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  • Summary: For 30 days every winter, the isolated town of Barrow, Alaska is plunged into a state of complete darkness. It's a bitter time when most of the inhabitants head south. This winter, a mysterious group of strangers appear: bloodthirsty vampires, ready to take advantage of the uninterruptedFor 30 days every winter, the isolated town of Barrow, Alaska is plunged into a state of complete darkness. It's a bitter time when most of the inhabitants head south. This winter, a mysterious group of strangers appear: bloodthirsty vampires, ready to take advantage of the uninterrupted darkness to feed on the residents remaining in town. Barrow's Sheriff Eben, his estranged wife Stella, and an ever-shrinking group of survivors must do anything they can to last until daylight. (Columbia Pictures) Expand

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Score distribution:
  1. Positive: 16 out of 29
  2. Negative: 4 out of 29
  1. 80
    Decent vampire movies are few and far between, and I’m having a hard time remembering a recent one that impressed me like 30 Days of Night.
  2. 75
    Works on its own terms, which is more than can be said of most horror films these days. If this is the kind of movie you're looking for, it delivers.
  3. 63
    Based on a graphic novel, 30 Days of Night opens with a premise so promising it seems almost impossible to screw up.
  4. With such a good concept for a vampire movie, it's hard to believe it turned out to be this boring.
  5. Reviewed by: Dennis Harvey
    50
    Excels at bloodthirsty action, though dialogue and human-interest aspects are a tad anemic. Result is a mixed bag but has a catchy premise and quite enough splatter to satisfy gorehounds.
  6. 25
    The movie approaches the final scene with a straight face, but it left the audience giggling spasmodically. This script probably should have gone all the way and thrown in a few quips: If your movie is a joke, at least be intentionally funny.

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Score distribution:
  1. Positive: 44 out of 79
  2. Negative: 17 out of 79
  1. Aug 22, 2011
    10
    A superb movie in every way. Very surprised at some of the negative reviews. I really don;t see any flaws with it. The pacing is brilliant,A superb movie in every way. Very surprised at some of the negative reviews. I really don;t see any flaws with it. The pacing is brilliant, with a great lead up to the arrival of the vampires, the acting is first class, the characters believable, there's blood, action, decapitations, dismemberments, and the cinematography is very expertly done. In my opinion this is one of the greatest horrors ever made. John Carpenter loved it - say no more. Expand
  2. TiffanyM.
    Nov 1, 2007
    10
    This movie was amazing. It went buy so fast and there were things I did not expect to happen that scared me so much. It was the most amazing This movie was amazing. It went buy so fast and there were things I did not expect to happen that scared me so much. It was the most amazing vampire movie of all time and its probably because you got to see everything. All the killing and gore was on camera and I loved it. There also wasn't any sex at all which made the movie even more enjoyable. Just non stop violence!! Expand
  3. Ryencoke
    Oct 20, 2007
    9
    This was without a doubt the best Vampire film since "The Lost Boys". It was all round an very well done film, until the ending witch was This was without a doubt the best Vampire film since "The Lost Boys". It was all round an very well done film, until the ending witch was very cliched. Otherwise, i'm going to have to highly suggest to this film to anyone who enjoys a good horror film.. Without a doubt one of the best horror flicks in years. Expand
  4. JayH.
    Feb 15, 2008
    7
    The dark, cold Alaska winter setting is a huge plus and it makes a very atmospheric film. There are some very chilling scenes. The cast is The dark, cold Alaska winter setting is a huge plus and it makes a very atmospheric film. There are some very chilling scenes. The cast is very good. Fast paced, the great score adds to the tension. Expand
  5. RockF.
    Feb 26, 2008
    6
    Overall, a disappointment, but I give it points for portraying vampires as hungry monsters rather than fey poets. It was also nice to see Overall, a disappointment, but I give it points for portraying vampires as hungry monsters rather than fey poets. It was also nice to see some decent gore. Could have been much better had the characters been developed and the ending changed. Expand
  6. JadaG.
    Oct 22, 2007
    5
    This movie was laughable and scary. I was ready to walk out after the first 5 minutes. The acting was grade D. There was a Tea Leoni look This movie was laughable and scary. I was ready to walk out after the first 5 minutes. The acting was grade D. There was a Tea Leoni look alike and act alike. Next time, they need to sew her upper lip to her bottom lip. The vampires do not know how to ration food nor bathe. Wait for video. Expand
  7. franty1977
    Nov 29, 2007
    0
    Like an hysterical woman, 30 Days No Shower, i mean 30 Days of Night doesn't make any sense, doesn't bother explaining what's Like an hysterical woman, 30 Days No Shower, i mean 30 Days of Night doesn't make any sense, doesn't bother explaining what's going on and screams all the friggin time. Worst vampire movie ever. Not scary, annoying. Expand

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