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Daybreakers (2010) Movie Information

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2331

Avg. Rating:

2.69/4

# of Ratings:

200

Genres:

Horror, Action

Rating:

R

Language:

English

Theater Date:

01/08/2010

DVD Release:

05/11/2010

Director:

Michael Spierig, Peter Spierig

Actors:

Ethan Hawke
Willem Dafoe
Isabel Lucas
Sam Neill
Jay Laga'aia
Claudia Karvan

 

 

 

 

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Plot Outline:

In 2019 most of the population has been transformed into vampires by a plague. With the blood supply dwindling, groups plot their survival while an underground group secretly works on a cure to reclaim humanity. -- Chris Kavan

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dukeakasmudge 08/24/2011 (0 of 0 found this helpful)

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3.5/4 

I usually hate every vampire flick I watch but I enjoyed Daybreakers from start to finish

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Chris Kavan 06/16/2011 (0 of 0 found this helpful)

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2.5/4 

I'm surprised I enjoyed this as much as I did. That's not to say it doesn't have faults, just that it turned out much better than the premise and actually made vampires seem fresh again.

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mitchellyoung 01/06/2011 (0 of 0 found this helpful)

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2.5/4 

While this horror film presents a unique perspective on the vampire genre, the story itself is told in slow-moving fashion without much depth or nuance. Some of the performances border on campy, as do some of the effects, but there are some good action sequences and few poignant touches. All in all, however, a disappointment.

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Tasha 10/04/2010 (0 of 0 found this helpful)

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2/4 

I was a bit disappointed in this movie. The concept was good, a former Vampire finds a cure to turn Vamps back into humans, but something about the movie just fell flat for me.

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Ikkinbot 07/12/2010 (0 of 0 found this helpful)

Rating of
2/4 

An interesting look at what would happen if there was a vampire outbreak. This movie is interesting and funny, but a bit slow. I like a bit more action/suspense in a vampire movie. Overall, it was very well done and enjoyable, but it could have been better. I would have liked the same concept with some tension. A person should feel nervous in a movie with lots of humans and vampires involved.

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06/19/2012 (0 of 0 found this helpful)

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Vampirism has spread throughout humanity to the point where they vastly outnumber the normal humans who have been turned into livestock to replenish the rapidly diminishing stocks of blood. Daybreakers was a really nice surprise. In the seemingly endless parade of pointless vampire films it has a really fresh feel to it as it puts a different spin on the idea rather than rehashing the same old schtick. Ethan Hawke has made a career out of playing off beat, vulnerable anti-heroes and Sam Neill and Willem Dafoe bring their usual dominating presences to the screen which combined with some really nice production design and a smart script makes for a refreshingly different fang flick. My only reservation was with the open ended conclusion which made me think that the Spierig brothers were more...

Rating of
3.5/4 

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