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Zero Day
Zero Day
Actors: Sarah Pilla, Madelyn Robertson, Cal Robertson, Carmine DiBenedetto, Derrick Karg
Genres: Drama
UR     2005     1hr 32min

"We are the Army of Two!" So begins the video diary of Andre (Andre Keuck) and Cal (Calvin Robertson), two best friends and alienated high school students who have meticulously planned a "big-ass mission" that will shock a...  more »


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Actors: Sarah Pilla, Madelyn Robertson, Cal Robertson, Carmine DiBenedetto, Derrick Karg
Genres: Drama
Sub-Genres: Drama
Studio: Homevision
Format: DVD - Color,Full Screen - Closed-captioned
DVD Release Date: 04/05/2005
Release Year: 2005
Run Time: 1hr 32min
Screens: Color,Full Screen
Number of Discs: 1
SwapaDVD Credits: 1
Total Copies: 0
Members Wishing: 4
Edition: Special Edition
MPAA Rating: Unrated
Languages: English
Subtitles: English

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Movie Reviews

Surreal and exceptional
C. Moseley | Chengdu, China | 05/16/2005
(5 out of 5 stars)

"I wasn't sure what to expect before watching this, but by the end of the film I was stunned by how well it had been assembled and presented. The distinct lack of narration and guidance allow Andre and Calvin to lead the viewer through the communally warped and surreal psyche of a pair of ruthless and motivated teenage killers. Not since the original Blair Witch Project have I seen a film that has been successful in maintaining the illusion of being amateur film re-assembled by professionals, and this one being based on a tragic string of events that we're all aware of is particularly haunting and surreal. The two young actors do an exceptional job and are very believable. Scenes are wonderfully assembled in mounting tension and the film reaches a tremendous crescendo through which I could hardly blink. Highly recommended."
Better Than Elephant
Robert Fitzgerald | CAPITOLA, CA USA | 03/03/2005
(5 out of 5 stars)

"Zero day got the least attention of the Columbine style movies all
released around the same time, but as a reviting entertainment, this is a better film. Questions are not answered, but the
killers are treated as human beings and not Psycho Teens. great acting, and the shaky-cam works better here than in any other film I've seen."
An astonishing film in a stunning naturalistic style
Sandra Wilde | 06/06/2005
(5 out of 5 stars)

"It took a while for this movie to come out on DVD, and I hope it now receives the wider audience it deserves, since it was never in wide release. The entire movie is filmed as if it were assembled from footage shot on camcorders mostly by the two protagonists, with a chilling shift at the end to another verite camera source. This gives it an immediacy and feeling of reality that other films on the same topic lack. This film really got under my skin."
You Have GOT To See This Film
Mono-Grind | Here | 12/12/2005
(5 out of 5 stars)

"I've been wanting to write a review for this movie for a long time, and here i am. This movie, at least to me, is powerful. I understand some people might not either 'get it' (even though the movie is quite straight-forward really) or might not like it due to it's content and what it's basically about. There are many things about this movie that i really cannot fault at all..from the brilliant acting, the way the two central characters plan the 'attack' i guess you could say and basically slide further and further away from reality, to the powerful way the movie ends..this movie is one of my favorite movies now, and it's a crime that it's not more well-known.

The story follows two teenage males, outcasts at their school who are taunted by Jocks and rejected by most of the peers. They start off with the idea of a school shooting, trying to keep it a secret but also giving out hints to their parents and the few friends/other family they have which makes it a little creepy. It's also creepy in the way the characters are pretty much happy with what they're planning, they're happy about the 'revenge' aspect they're hoping to indulge in on 'Zero Day'. Slowly, during the movie, you see their disintegration and how..together, especially..they seem to live in their own world. Together, they are the Army of Two.

The whole movie and idea is based, if not entirely at least a little bit, on the Columbine Massacre in Colorado of April 1999. The movie is also filmed like The Blair Witch Project, but isn't copying it in any way. I think if The Blair Witch Project was never made, Zero Day would still film it in this way..because it shows the video diaries of the two central characters in this movie. Counting down the days to the eventual 'Zero Day'.

The actors in this movie are not professional actors, which makes it even more amazing considering the acting is incredible i think. It makes it that much more real to use actual teenagers. If you have seen Elephant, and enjoyed it, definitely check this awesome movie out. Personally, i think it is better in alot of ways than Elephant..but i also enjoyed Elephant very much. Zero Day is an extremely interesting experience for open-minded people who want to indulge in a serious film with a serious message. This is reality."