(I) (2011)

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Based on 9 critic reviews provided by Metacritic.com
Slant Magazine
Despite being a nasty and skillful action film, The Day goes off the rails in the final stretch.
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.
Just good enough to engage audiences, but it falls well short of remarkable, leaving viewers wishing for a dawn that never breaks.
Village Voice
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.
Towards the end, you might find yourself thinking, "Well, this could have been worse." And you'll mean it as a compliment.
The Day cycles through bursts of horrific violence only to end much as it begins: static, hollow and vague.
Almost half a century after "Night of the Living Dead," filmmakers are still misunderstanding how George Romero made his besieged shut-ins compelling.
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.
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.

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