Day Zero

Metascore
41

Mixed or average reviews - based on 5 Critics

Critic score distribution:
  1. Positive: 1 out of 5
  2. Negative: 2 out of 5

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Critic Reviews

  1. 38
    A lukewarm film about what might happen to three New York City friends if the draft were reinstated, proves that even the most controversial of topics can be the basis for the dullest indie films.
  2. 30
    With ludicrous gravity and a narrow-minded view of courage and conviction, the film's what-if scenario is presented as a reality check to every ostensibly unimaginative male who's come of age in the draftless years since Vietnam.
User Score
5.5

Mixed or average reviews- based on 6 Ratings

User score distribution:
  1. Positive: 3 out of 6
  2. Negative: 2 out of 6
  1. Nov 20, 2015
    0
    Badly written and badly acted, this film was very slow and very dull. I watched most of it at 1.5x speed and was still bored for all but twoBadly written and badly acted, this film was very slow and very dull. I watched most of it at 1.5x speed and was still bored for all but two scenes of the movie.

    I don't recommend anyone watch this, there are far better movies dealing with the realities of war and the draft.
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  2. WhitneyB.
    Jan 31, 2009
    10
    I loved this film, but it is a slow-moving, psychological drama. If you're looking for a quick thriller, this isn't for you. All I loved this film, but it is a slow-moving, psychological drama. If you're looking for a quick thriller, this isn't for you. All three of the main characters are portrayed exceedingly well, with the outcomes seeming the only sensible ones for the developing story. I loved the camerawork, the relationships, and Elijah Wood was amazing. Full Review »
  3. StephenH.
    Jun 12, 2008
    2
    This script plays like a made for cable TV drama with gutless screen writing that uses vainly formulaic gears to tweak the viewers emotions. This script plays like a made for cable TV drama with gutless screen writing that uses vainly formulaic gears to tweak the viewers emotions. it's like a swiss clock constructed by an apprentice who's only got 1 year in the shop. It doesn't work. Character development is so weak that it leads to boredom from the first minute. Another Indie film that dares to dream but delivers an wholly amateurish experience. Avoid this one and avoid a bad rental. Full Review »