Film Review: Jamie Foxx, Snoop Dogg & Dave Franco In Vampire-Hunter Romp ‘Day Shift’

Film Review: Jamie Foxx, Snoop Dogg & Dave Franco In Vampire-Hunter Romp ‘Day Shift’
The vampire genre has survived innumerable indignities over the decades — Abraham Lincoln: Vampire Hunter or Dracula 2000, anyone? — so it will surely emerge largely intact after the abuse is must now endure courtesy of Day Shift. The premise isn’t half-bad, with a leading-man vampire attempting to go straight for the sake of his wife and young daughter, and the presence of Jamie Foxx and Snoop Dogg in leading roles provides some allure, amusement and cache. But the script never remotely rises to the occasion, resulting in a hodge-podgy mess that, at nearly two hours, is also a half-hour too long for its own, or anyone else’s, good.

The setting — the dregs of the San Fernando Valley — scarcely seems less like prime vampire real estate compared to Transylvania, but that’s where a reformed vampire with the unlikely name of Bud Jablonski (Foxx) ekes out a living cleaning swimming pools.
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