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R| 1 hr. 38 min.

Plot Summary
Ten years after a plague turns most of the world's population into vampires, a critical blood shortage causes panic and gruesome mutations among the reanimated. Edward (Ethan Hawke), a vampire hematologist, tries to develop a blood substitute when he meets Lionel (Willem Dafoe) and Audrey (Claudia Karvan), two fugitive humans who claim to have a possible cure. Edward casts his lot with them in the hope of perfecting the cure before it's too late.

Cast: Ethan Hawke , Willem Dafoe , Claudia Karvan , Michael Dorman , Vince Colosimo , Sam Neill , Isabel Lucas , Paul Sonkkila

Directors: Michael Spierig , Peter Spierig

Genres: Horror, Science fiction

Distributor: Lionsgate Films

Daybreakers (2009)

Release Date: January 8th, 2010|1 hr. 38 min.

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fan reviews ( 30 )
  • 63
    Peter Travers Rolling Stone

    Daybreakers, despite the star presence of Ethan Hawke and Willem Dafoe, is a B movie, with all the disreputable low rent, lowbrow pleasures that implies. I'll take that over pompous any day. show more

  • 50
    Peter Hartlaub San Francisco Chronicle

    Hawke is half-assed throughout, showing passion only when he's screaming like a little girl when something scary happens. The visuals have a dingy, unfocused quality, especially in the muddy visual-effects-enhanced backdrops. And some of the plot turns are awful. The vampire "cure" is so stupid, you'll want to walk out of the theater, even if you normally like this kind of movie. show more

  • 63
    Claudia Puig USA Today

    Daybreakers is entertaining, though not quite up to the standards of "28 Days Later." show more

  • December 31, 2010 JJmcarr
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    I generally avoid vampire themed movies but this one was exceptionally good and plausible. I recommend it.

  • June 21, 2010 ireckin1971
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    Good new view on Vamps! Has a good ending that keeps you thinking after the movie is over. Not too ceriberal, but entertaining!

  • June 14, 2010 MichaelRamos865
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    hello world

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