‘Day Shift’ Review: Jamie Foxx Is the Vampire Hunter as L.A. Working Stiff in an Ultraviolent Horror Comedy

‘Day Shift’ Review: Jamie Foxx Is the Vampire Hunter as L.A. Working Stiff in an Ultraviolent Horror Comedy
Day Shift” is a vampire thriller stuffed with lock-and-load ultraviolence, starring Jamie Foxx in imperious badass mode. At heart, though, it’s a knowingly eccentric goof of a movie, to the point that it’s hard, for a while, not to find it agreeable, even as you register what a preposterous piece of fluff it is. Unfortunately, it’s also an arduous piece of fluff. , especially when the rules are applied as inconsistently as they are here. Directed by J.J. Perry, “Day Shift” wants to be a dessert drenched in blood. That gives it flavor but also weighs it down.

Foxx plays Bud Jablonski, a Los Angeles vampire hunter whose day job is driving around in an ancient pick-up truck to clean and service swimming pools in the San Fernando Valley. Bud’s one and only goal is to get his hands on 10,000, which he needs to pay for the
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