Day Shift (2022) No Spoiler Review

An Average Movie-Goer’s Review

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Day Shift 2022 No Spoiler Poster

I love movies and if I’m going to watch them anyway, why not write an entertaining/funny review from the POV of an average movie-goer and not a professional critic.

Today we’re looking at 2022’s Netflix exclusive Day Shift

Vampire hunter Bud (Jamie Foxx) rushes to save up enough money to keep his family from moving away while being watched by a union rep (Dave Franco) from an international vampire hunting agency.

Is it Scary?

Nah, not even a little bit but it’s not trying to be. Some of the vampire designs and movements might give you some flashbacks to scarier movies but overall this is an action/comedy movie. You won’t leave this movie scared unless you’re planning on raiding a vampire house but if that’s the case you should probably rethink some of your life choices.


Day Shift is okay. At almost 2 hours it’s a bit too long and honestly at times feels more like the first episode of a tv show. Some of the concepts the movie was going for fell flat. The main problem was Day Shift trying too hard to set up things for a potential future instead of just focusing on this story, although it does tell a complete story.

On a positive note the acting from everyone was great and the action/fight scenes were impressive except for the car chase sequence which felt a bit boring. Though I’m not a fan of car chase sequences to begin with so that’s just me. For the most part the CGI isn’t bad though and you won’t be thrown out of the movie. But the rest of the fight scenes are the highlight of the movie, every single one is great and there are barely any cuts during them. One sequence in particular was something I watched multiple times because of how fluid and impressive the choreography was.

Day Shift is considered a comedy and while some jokes do land especially when delivered by Jamie Foxx and Dave Franco, most jokes don’t. Some quick scenes feel built specifically for a joke and actually do more harm to the character than help the movie.

Overall I would recommend Day Shift for those who just want to watch a vampire action movie and not think too much about the story. The most important facet of the story; a vampire hunter trying to save his family from monsters is entertaining and the buddy-cop aspect with Dave Franco and Jamie Foxx works. If you need a movie in the background that can distract you every once in a while, this is it.


Stuff to Ignore

Rotten Tomatoes – 56%

Metacritic – 52

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