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. What's good about the idea is that it triggers the kind of debate we would be having over Iraq if there was a draft. What's bad about it is that the three main characters in Robert Malkani's script - anti-war lawyer George (Chris Klein), gung-ho cab driver Dixon (Jon Bernthal) and sissy novelist Aaron (Elijah Wood) - are not interesting, either as individuals or as three amigos.
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 »