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By Jeffrey Anderson, Common Sense Media Reviewer

age 17+

Moody vampire cautionary tale is heavy on action/violence.

Movie R 2010 98 minutes
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A Lot or a Little?

What you will—and won't—find in this movie.

Community Reviews

age 15+

Based on 9 parent reviews

age 18+

Not even for a 15 year old.

Good movie. A twist on the usual vampire movie. This is not a movie for kids. I guess to each their own, but my common sense tells me to not even let a 15 year old to watch this movie.

This title has:

Too much violence
age 15+

omg gory

Wasn't expecting this to be very gory, but maybe i was wrong all other stuff like sex,drugs and language are moderate, but the violence is overwhelming and gory

This title has:

Great role models
Too much violence
Too much swearing

Is It Any Good?

Our review:
Parents say (9 ):
Kids say (12 ):

Though it's possible to relax and go along for the ride, this movie also requires a little bit of forgiveness. It does manage to say a little something about the rampant consumption of Earth's natural resources without seeming too obvious or preachy, but it also ramps up the blood, gore, and violence to an almost ridiculous degree and very often chucks logic out the door in exchange for some thrills.

Directed by the Spierig brothers on the heels of their zombie comedy Undead, DAYBREAKERS establishes a film noir-like mood, with men wearing stylish hats and smoking a great deal -- not to mention the fact that it's perpetually dark. Then, halfway through, the filmmakers successfully manage to switch moods from the grim shadows to a wide-open, sun-baked chase movie with weapons. Though it borrows many of its ideas from older movies, the combination makes them seem fresh.

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