Daybreakers Synopsis
A vampire hematologist (Ethan Hawke) joins forces with humans to find a cure for his problem.
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Boston Globe

By Wesley Morris
Daybreakers has unexpected flashes of brilliance.
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Philadelphia Inquirer

By Steven Rea
While the characters are B-movie thin, the dialogue standard-issue, and the CG and matte effects only passable at best, it's undeniable fun...
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Chicago Tribune

By Michael Phillips
Peter and Michael Spierig's earlier, campier horror outing, the zombie picture known as "Undead," was even bloodier than this one. The...
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Rolling Stone

By Peter Travers
Daybreakers, despite the star presence of Ethan Hawke and Willem Dafoe, is a B movie, with all the disreputable low rent, lowbrow pleasures...
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USA Today

By Claudia Puig
Daybreakers is entertaining, though not quite up to the standards of "28 Days Later."
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Wall Street Journal

By Joe Morgenstern
The idea goes only so far--roughly halfway through the 98-minute running time--in staining narrative clarity. Daybreakers finally comes up...
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New York Daily News

By Joe Neumaier
Despite the Spierig brothers' punchy visual style and satiric tone, Daybreakers eventually devolves, though Dafoe and his Southern drawl...
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The Hollywood Reporter

The Spierigs have assembled a strong cast, but even their best efforts -- notably by Neill, whose Bromley is the ultimate vampire squid,...
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Entertainment Weekly

By Owen Gleiberman
Daybreakers turns?into a ponderous apocalyptic chase film -- it's like "Children of Men" with exploding-plasma shock effects.
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San Francisco Chronicle

By Peter Hartlaub
Hawke is half-assed throughout, showing passion only when he's screaming like a little girl when something scary happens. The visuals have...
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for certain viewers only

By hyperlasers
The vampires in this film: 1) Degenerate into mutant bat monsters without adequate blood supply 2) Die horrific fiery deaths in the sun 3) Occasionally explode. The film itself has some pretty...

Good old-fashioned vampire flick

By tomko44
Sick of all these damn lovey-dovey vampire?. Miss the good old days when the only good blood-suckers was a staked blood-sucker? Then this is the movie for you! But this movie wasn't just a...

At least it didn't sparkle!

By StarWarsLuvr
Sorry, no offense toward the Twilight fans but it was refreshing to see evil looking vampires with fangs!! I liked "Daybreakers" for the story of vampires ruling the Earth and left few humans alive...


By kimymar
This is a MUST SEE movie! It will keep you on the edge of your seat the entire time. Full of action and suspense....

Dear Mr. Dracula- Please forgive me for supporting this film with my $8 ticket.

By mr_glass_half_full
I went to this film expecting to be as great as the previews and was met with a bored theater full of chatty viewers due to the poor acting & lack of story to keep your full attention. I could have...

Day Breakers will not Brighten your Day...

By The Movie Guru5
I'm not sure what was going through the directors mind or the actors when they agreed to do this movie, but it stunk really bad. Bad movies always use cheap cheap scare tactics when they can't think...


By annie patterson
If you're a ran of REAL vampires, you should see this. These vampires don't 'sparkle' in the sun, they burn, like vampires do. Shoot em with a wooden stake and they blow up. It is a little gory, with...

worst. movie. ever.

By tokyo007
this is possibly one of the worst movies ever made, and i actually mean that literally. the premise had some great potential, but it quickly turned into a cornucopia of terrible acting, wretched...

gory great time

By KevinS77
Movies like Twilight and New Moon have all but neutered vampires to make them suitable for teenage girls. But Day Breakers returns vampires to their former glory to reign supreme on the silver...

Great To See Real Vampires Again!

By flixwatchergal
No lovey-dovey teen escapades here! This is the real deal! A world run by vampires is shaken by the crisis of a dwindling food supply. A very well written and directed horror flick that will keep you...

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Rated R | For strong bloody violence, language and brief nudity
What Parents Need to Know
Common Sense Media says Moody vampire cautionary tale is heavy on action/violence.
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