The Day (R)

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Thriller

Cory Hardrict, left, and Shawn Ashmore in The Day

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Tue Aug 28 2012

We never learn what brings about the day in The Day—that is, humankind’s postapocalyptic doom—but to judge from our hardy band of survivors (and an incoherent script), it is a time of low ammo but plenty of cigarettes, an age of burly beards but no umbrellas. Working in a relentlessly dull grayscape, director Douglas Aarniokoski has obviously seen The Road and wished it had more generic action; the gang finds a farmhouse where the cannibals smell them out. Almost half a century after Night of the Living Dead, filmmakers are still misunderstanding how George Romero made his besieged shut-ins compelling.

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R

US release:

Wed Aug 29, 2012

Duration:

85 mins

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