The 24th Day

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Released 2004

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Director:
Tony Piccirillo
Released:
2004
Rating:
R

The 24th Day is a 2004 thriller that chronicles how a late-night pickup turns into a night of terror for one young man. Directed by Tony Piccirillo, the film begins in a bar where a gay man named Tom (Scott Speedman) begins flirting with and eventually goes home with another man, Dan (James Marsden). As the two begin to become intimate, Tom stops and curiously begins asking Dan about his sexual history. Dan begins to think back and looks around to realize he has been in Tom's apartment before. To Dan's horror, Tom remembers their previous encounter 24 days before and has since learned he is HIV-positive. As things turn from bad to worse, Tom ties Dan to a chair and pricks him with a needle to get a blood sample. As anxious hours go by, Tom tortures his victim, while Dan attempts to defuse the situation. If the test results come back positive, Tom is ready to go in for the kill.

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Metacritic Score

  • 50

    New York Daily News Elizabeth Weitzman

    Despite strong performances, this drawn-out "Day" feels like a cross between the claustrophobic play it once was, and the R-rated "After-School Special" it wants to be.

  • 40

    The Hollywood Reporter Frank Scheck

    What might have proved reasonably compelling onstage comes across as forced on film, with credibility taking a back seat to contrivance.

  • 30

    The New York Times Dave Kehr

    Mr. Piccirillo's direction reflects a basic knowledge of stagecraft but no discernable sense of filmmaking. The dull television-style close-ups march relentlessly across the screen...

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