88

TV Guide

By Maitland McDonagh
It's a high-energy blast.
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75

Premiere

By Glenn Kenny
The crazy fantasy world of this saga is plenty compelling and quirky.
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75

Boston Globe

By Wesley Morris
Anyone looking for sleek futuristic action and production design should keep walking.
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75

San Francisco Chronicle

By Peter Hartlaub
While the sequel to "Night Watch" is an imperfect film, it's always interesting.
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75

Chicago Tribune

By Michael Wilmington
Though Day Watch seems less shocking and overwhelmingly strange than "Night Watch," it's another rocking mix of gritty thriller and glitzy sci-fi, once again in the vein of the director Bekmambetov's idols Quentin Tarantino and the Wachowski brothers.
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67

Entertainment Weekly

The sequel is a minor wackjob head trip.
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63

The Globe and Mail (Toronto)

By Liam Lacey
Ranks as one of the most elaborate, stunt- and effects-filled summer movies currently in the theatres. Unfortunately for its box-office prospects, it's also in Russian, which narrows its audience to action junkies with a foreign film bent.
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63

New York Post

By Lou Lumenick
Though overlong, there are many stunning special effects, including a car chase up the side of a building, as well as the sort of wild animated subtitles that turned up in "Night Watch."
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63

New York Daily News

By Elizabeth Weitzman
Putting an entertainingly outlandish spin on "Matrix"-style action, Bekmambetov leans toward flamboyant special effects and operatic overacting.
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60

The Hollywood Reporter

By Kirk Honeycutt
Day Watch does dazzle and even at times amuse. But its imagination is limited. The backstory is shallow and pat. Its characters are mostly one-note. And everything goes on much too long at 133 minutes.
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59 out of 100
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