Daybreakers

Daybreakers

Two-time Academy Award nominee® Ethan Hawke plays Edward Dalton, a researcher in the year 2019, in which an unknown plague has transformed the world's population into 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.--©Official Site 2.8 out of 5 based on 4 reviews
Daybreakers

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Certificate 15
Genre Sci-Fi / Fantasy
Director Peter Spierig Michael Spierig
Cast Isabel Lucas, Ethan Hawke, Sam Neill Willem Dafoe
Studio Lionsgate Films UK
Release Date January 2009
Running Time 98 mins
 

Two-time Academy Award nominee® Ethan Hawke plays Edward Dalton, a researcher in the year 2019, in which an unknown plague has transformed the world's population into 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.--©Official Site

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Reviews

Empire Magazine

Helen O'Hara

Lots of interesting concepts competing for limited running time make for more of a TV pilot than a feature film.

10/01/2010

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The Guardian

Peter Bradshaw

The Spierigs make some nice metaphysical points and commission some spiffy design, but resort to less-than-blood-heat thriller moves in the final third. Still very watchable, though.

07/01/2009

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Time Out

Nigel Floyd

Sadly, like the sun-fearing vampires, the film’s characters don’t get out much: for long stretches, they’re trapped in over-designed interiors spouting dull expository dialogue. ‘Daybreakers’ is a marked improvement on the Spierigs’ 2003 debut ‘Undead’, but its pulse is decidedly erratic.

05/01/2010

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The Times

Kevin Maher

The foolhardy Spierigs spend so much time setting up Daybreakers for a sequel, or possibly a franchise, that they leave the movie itself mostly in disarray.

08/01/2010

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