Red Letter Day

critic Reviews

67% Fresh Tomatometer Score67%
  • Fresh Tomatometer Score
    Joey KeoghWicked Horror
    The familial dynamic... is so strong that many of the story's obvious faults can be forgiven just by virtue of the fact we enjoy watching these people fight for their lives.
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  • Rotten Tomatometer Score
    Adam MockFilm Inquiry
    Even in its runtime, the movie disappoints by the sheer laziness of never pushing the screenplay to a possibly climactic finale. Instead, we get weak family non-drama and a series of uninteresting horror moments relying way more on blood than guts.
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  • Rotten Tomatometer Score
    Matt DonatoFlickering Myth
    Red Letter Day has an idea, but neither the means to execute nor the vision to deliver a tooth-and-nail struggle against societal breakdowns.
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  • Fresh Tomatometer Score
    Joel FisherBattle Royale With Cheese
    Despite its initial slow start, Red Letter Day turns into a satisfying horror comedy that cleverly makes a sleepy little neighbourhood wake up and as the violence, horror and the black comedy laughs ensue...
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  • Fresh Tomatometer Score
    Kat HughesTHN
    In many ways Red Letter Day is a humour heavy, daylight spin on The Purge, one which works well, but could benefit from a longer run time.
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  • Fresh Tomatometer Score
    Anton BitelSight and Sound
    Taking its cue from The Purge (2013) and Assassination Nation (2018), this grimly allegorises a country all too easily polarised against itself, street by bloody street. For once those letters have arrived, everyone goes postal.
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