Daybreakers

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Released 2010

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Director:
Michael Spierig , Peter Spierig
Released:
2010
Rating:
R
Daybreakers stars two-time Academy Award nominee Ethan Hawke as Edward Dalton, a researcher in the year 2019, in which an unknown plague has transformed the world's population into blood-thirsty vampires. As the human population nears extinction, vampires must capture and farm every remaining human, or find a blood substitute before time runs out. However, a covert group of vampires makes a remarkable discovery, one which has the power to save the human race.

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  • 70

    The New York Times Jeannette Catsoulis

    The narrative may flag, but the doomsday atmosphere and George Liddle's production design remain vivid until the final, blood-splattered reel.

  • 60

    Variety Dennis Harvey

    The script doesn't wring many surprises or much character involvement from the premise, and the brothers' helming, while slick, is short on scares, action setpieces and humor.

  • 30

    Los Angeles Times

    Any higher intentions are brought crashing down by predictability, wooden characters, giggle-inducing attempts at scares (shrieking bats, anyone?) and cinematography so gloomy it s...

Willem Dafoe

Willem Dafoe

Lionel 'Elvis' Cormac

Sam Neill

Sam Neill

Charles Bromley

Ethan Hawke

Ethan Hawke

Edward Dalton

Claudia Karvan

Claudia Karvan

Audrey Bennett

Vince Colosimo

Vince Colosimo

Christopher Caruso

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Thrillers, Zombies,Vampires & Monsters, Futuristic