Day Shift movie review - Aussieboyreviews


To be clear, Day Shift is a watchable but forgettable vampire-hunting comedy with a weak plot and lame ideas. Mature teens can expect violent vampire fight scenes with Jamie Foxx, silly humour and a very mediocre story.


A cool, hard-working dad trying to provide his 10-year-old daughter with the best life she could have uses a boring pool cleaning job as a front for his actual work: hunting and killing vampires.

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Movie details

Director: J. J. Perry
Cast: Jamie Foxx, Dave Franco, Natasha Liu Bordizzo, Meagan Good, Karla Souza, Snoop Dogg, Zion Broadnax
Writer: Tyler Tice, Shay Hatten
Release Date (Australia): 12 August 2022
Runtime: 113 minutes/1h 53m
Genre: Action, Comedy, Horror
Country: USA
Language: English, Spanish

CONTENT GUIDE (warning: May contain spoilers)

Themes (M)

The film contains sequences that feature sense of threat and fight scenes involving people and vampires. The film also includes thematic material such as torture and self-sacrifice.

Violence (R18+)

The film contains multiple action sequences that feature fighting scenes between characters and vampires, as well as gory depictions of shootings, stabbings, dismemberment and decapitation, accompanied by large blood sprays and spatters.

Coarse Language (M)

The film contains occasionally aggressive use of the words “f**k”, “motherf**ker”, “s**t”, “ass”, “bitch” and “piss”.

Drug Use (PG)

The film contains mild references to drugs within the lyrics of songs.

Sex (PG)

The film contains verbal references to a porn star.

mpaa rating

R (for strong violence and gore, and language)

Aussie boy's thoughts

Day Shift feels like an excuse to gather the cast for a violent vampire action-comedy movie, not so much gathering them for a fun time with a movie. Because whilst it’s usually very watchable, entertaining and action-packed, it’s a new Netflix movie with no new ideas, lame humour and a weak story that fails to simply just behold enough fun, even if you’re drunk.

This movie is basically just Jamie Foxx and Dave Franco teaming up and hunting and shooting up vampires. They, as well as Snoop Dogg in a fair amount of sequences, are the heroes, but not just as the protagonists in the movie. They’re all the heroes of the terrible story, dumb humour and completely unoriginal ideas. If it weren’t for them, the ratings of Day Shift would be way down where a lot of boring Netflix action movies stand.

The film contains lots of CGI vampire violence/blood/gore, although probably appropriate for mature teens, and it’s also pretty fast, although everyone has probably seen every single element in another, more successful action-comedy. The story and screenwriting is the worst of it, with a very childlike structure and unappealing villains. But it’s pretty entertaining and isn’t completely terrible, although probably not worth watching unless you’re… well, not even drunk is enough.

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