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Based on 15 Reviews
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  • 75
    Ruthe Stein San Francisco Chronicle

    To the extent that this difficult but ultimately rewarding film has a message, it's that you can't run away from who you are. show more

  • 50
    Elizabeth Weitzman New York Daily News

    If you're going to put us through hell, you'd better make it worth our while. Though Daybreak boasts a couple of minor insights and a compelling performance from Pernilla August, only the masochistically inclined will consider them sufficient reward. show more

  • 50
    Kirk Honeycutt The Hollywood Reporter

    The characters are so over-the-top with emotional pain -- that they are hardly credible as characters. show more

  • 63
    New York Post

    Dark, depressing drama. show more

  • 50
    Ty Burr Boston Globe

    Involving and sometimes comically bleak but never fully convincing as drama. show more

  • 60
    Ken Fox TV Guide

    Runge's coolly photographed, intricately plotted feature is always interesting in its execution, but disappointingly pat in its resolution. show more

  • 60
    Patrick Peters Empire

    Shifting between bourgeois soap, tabloid parable and tale of the unexpected, this three-storied study of salvation in extremis makes for unsettling but compelling viewing. show more

  • 67
    Owen Gleiberman Entertainment Weekly

    The snappish domestic infighting is effectively staged, yet beneath its ''raw'' atmosphere Daybreak traffics in pop-sociological clichés. show more

  • 90
    Andrew O'Hehir

    Masterfully paced and constructed, and the performances are memorable. show more

  • 80

    One of the most impressive films to come out of Sweden in the past year. Ace acting, powerful direction and engaging storylines. show more

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