Metascore
41

Mixed or average reviews - based on 9 Critics

Critic score distribution:
  1. Positive: 1 out of 9
  2. Negative: 2 out of 9
  1. Reviewed by: Joshua Rothkopf
    Sep 4, 2012
    40
    Almost half a century after "Night of the Living Dead," filmmakers are still misunderstanding how George Romero made his besieged shut-ins compelling.
  2. Reviewed by: Farran Smith Nehme
    Aug 30, 2012
    38
    The film feels unbelievably long at 84 minutes, and the color-drained, hand-held cinematography serves only as a reminder of just how good "Night of the Living Dead" really was.
  3. Reviewed by: Mark Olsen
    Aug 29, 2012
    60
    Just good enough to engage audiences, but it falls well short of remarkable, leaving viewers wishing for a dawn that never breaks.
  4. Reviewed by: Chris Packham
    Aug 29, 2012
    50
    Ashley Bell stands out as a Heroic Fighter With a Dark Secret. Harbor only the expectations aroused by a production of WWE Studios and don't get too attached to any hobbits.
  5. Reviewed by: Jon Caramanica
    Aug 29, 2012
    40
    The Day cycles through bursts of horrific violence only to end much as it begins: static, hollow and vague.
  6. Reviewed by: Bill Goodykoontz
    Aug 29, 2012
    60
    The Day is not a classic, not by a long shot. But it's not a disaster, either. With movies like this, that counts as a small victory.
  7. Reviewed by: Elizabeth Weitzman
    Aug 29, 2012
    40
    Towards the end, you might find yourself thinking, "Well, this could have been worse." And you'll mean it as a compliment.
  8. Reviewed by: Gabe Toro
    Aug 29, 2012
    0
    Comes to you courtesy of WWE Films, though it's a considerable departure from their recent family-friendly approach. But it does make sense that the audience for post-apocalyptic films will start out with the Speak & Spell version of this premise, a knuckle-dragging time waster you could predict with your eyes closed. But hey. It's a movie.
  9. Reviewed by: Glenn Heath Jr.
    Aug 29, 2012
    63
    Despite being a nasty and skillful action film, The Day goes off the rails in the final stretch.
User Score
6.4

Generally favorable reviews- based on 11 Ratings

User score distribution:
  1. Positive: 1 out of 1
  2. Mixed: 0 out of 1
  3. Negative: 0 out of 1
  1. Apr 26, 2013
    8
    This was a nice little surprise of a film as it started very slow and was not attracting my interest but when the action kicked into gear and the audience finally learnt about what's really going on then it never lost my attention! Acting was decent as were the characters, but the general concept and events of the film were what made it so interesting! There were also some nice little surprises along the way that you won't see coming, especially like the first kill! Overall a solid film! Full Review »