Day Shift (2022)

Jamie Foxx, Dave Franco, Natasha Liu Bordizzo, Meagan Good,
A hard-working, blue-collar dad who just wants to provide a good life for his quick-witted 8-year-old daughter. His mundane San Fernando Valley pool cleaning job is a front for his real source of income: hunting and killing vampires.
  • 6.1 /10.0 IMDB Rating:
  • DatePublished:
  • 2022-08-14 Added:
  • Tyler Tice, Shay Hatten, Writer:
  • J.J. Perry, Director:
  • Shaun Redick, Yvette Yates, Jason Spitz, Producer:

Trailer:

6 / 10

The 90s are back...!!!

It must now have been long enough that the 90s action films are considered "classics" as this a ripping good time that could have been released in 1996 alongside From Dusk Till Dawn...

I wish more studios, like this film, were not afraid to give a good new action flick an R18+ Rating so the action can be turned up to 11... It wastes no time setting up the premise and utilises CGI to enhance the creature effects well.

It's not perfect... But you get... Crazy characters, a good guy trying to make ends meet, comedy... Just some 'ol B-grade good fun...!

8 / 10

Surprisingly Good, Fight scenes are very good

Positives:

  • recognizable actors, good acting
  • plot isn't completely insufferable to get through
  • the fight scenes are dope. I mean seriously the scene where they join the two brothers and fight a good 15 vampires in the house was very well choreographed and filmed.


Negatives:
  • it's a vampire movie. Nothing about is original. It's basically a normal movie combined with any movie where partners who don't seem to get along at first become best friends by the end
  • kinda confused about the sunlight situation. There's certain parts where the sunlight should kill them and doesn't. It's never explain why.


Overall thought definitely worth watching even if it's just for action and fight scenes.

6 / 10

Blood & Mayhem in a Lightweight Horror Comedy

Dramatically, this is too bad, as first-time director J. J. Perry looks to have given this opportunity everything he's got action-wise. Perry long has been one of the busiest and most accomplished fight choreographers/stunt coordinators/second unit directors in the business; the Fast and Furious and John Wick series are merely among the most recent of his couple of decades of credits. On the basis of the evidence here, it's clear that Perry certainly knows how to shoot heavy-duty action. Unfortunately, there's precious little sense or coherence to the storytelling, so it remains to be seen what Perry could do with better constructed and more engaging material.

8 / 10

A fun movie

I am a big fan of quirky horror/ comedy, and this is a pretty well cast movie.

I would have loved to have seen a bit more of snoop (although most of his dialogue was incomprehensible) as his energy permeates the scenes he was in. Dave Franco is always great and thee is some great back and forth between him and Jamie Foxx.

All in all the story has been done 1000 time before but this incarnation was really fun, Jamie Foxx was very good.

6 / 10

James Foxx is Always Good

Watchable but not great Jamie Foxx Action, vampire comedy. Foxx is always very watchable and good. Dave Franco and Snoop Dog make for a a great comedic element. The story of a down and out pool cleaner working the "Day Shift" to kill day walking vampires is ok. The action and fighting are laughable but fun to watch. This blends elements from "From Dusk to Dawn", and "frightening Night", as well as some buddy cop films. It passed the time, but not much more.