• Jennifer Green

Review: "Day Shift"

This ultra-violent, LA-cool vampire comedy is the perfect vehicle for Foxx, who knows how to infuse his macho killers with a heart of gold and a tinge of aw-shucks charm. The casting is what makes Day Shift, an otherwise run-of-the-mill bloodfest, worth the time. Snoop Dogg gets the applause lines as the invincible Black Cowboy, and Franco is very funny as the nerdy sidekick turned good vampire. Some unnecessarily long expository dialogues are offset by comical moments, like when two men bond over the Twilight saga or when a little girl is distracted from a high-speed car chase with an iPad and some earphones. Predictably, the film isn't for the weak of stomach; it also won't stand up under too-close scrutiny. The glorification of machine gun-style weaponry in Snoop's hands is also a questionable choice in today's age.

 

Read the full review at Common Sense Media.

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