• R, 1 hr. 28 min.
  • Comedy
  • Directed By:
    Todd Berger
    In Theaters:
    Apr 12, 2013 Limited
    On DVD:
    Jun 4, 2013
  • Oscilloscope Laboratories

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It's a Disaster Reviews

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Wesley Lovell
Cinema Sight

A unique twist on a tired genre turns into a tired twist on a unique genre.

Full Review Source: Cinema Sight | Original Score: 2.5

June 15, 2014
Simon Miraudo
Quickflix

Full of ingenuity and genuine surprises, this movie.

Full Review Source: Quickflix | Original Score: 4/5

February 16, 2014
Robert Roten
Laramie Movie Scope

A more witty, nuanced, subtle, adult version of "This is the End."

Full Review Source: Laramie Movie Scope | Original Score: B

January 12, 2014
Dennis Schwartz
Ozus' World Movie Reviews

A smart character-driven droll comedy disaster pic.

Full Review Source: Ozus' World Movie Reviews | Original Score: B

December 29, 2013
Todd Jorgenson
Cinemalogue.com

The title does not describe the quality of this low-budget dark comedy.

Full Review Source: Cinemalogue.com

June 12, 2013
Ron Wilkinson
Monsters and Critics

A quirky comedy of manners about the last party you would ever want to attend.

Full Review Source: Monsters and Critics | Original Score: 7/10

April 29, 2013
Marc Mohan
Oregonian

If you can look past the awkwardness of humor based on being unexpectedly trapped in a house during a major emergency, it's an acutely observed, frequently funny piece of work.

Full Review Source: Oregonian | Original Score: B-

April 25, 2013
Curtis Woloschuk
Paste Magazine

While Berger's approach to satire and social commentary is somewhat scattershot, his reference-heavy dialogue is sharp enough to allow each cast member to make an impression.

Full Review Source: Paste Magazine | Original Score: 7.2/10

April 19, 2013
Kimberley Jones
Austin Chronicle

Berger's one to watch.

Full Review Source: Austin Chronicle | Original Score: 3.5/5

April 19, 2013
Rick Groen
Globe and Mail
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The humour may not be wickedly black, but once in a while it's amusingly beige.

Full Review Source: Globe and Mail | Original Score: 2.5/4

April 19, 2013
Bill Goodykoontz
Arizona Republic
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You certainly wouldn't want to spend your last moments with this bunch, but a couple of hours watching them is enjoyable enough.

Full Review Source: Arizona Republic | Original Score: 3/5

April 18, 2013
Matthew Odam
Austin American-Statesman

Berger peppers the dialogue with enough clever lines and observational humor about the nature of relationships and human fallibility to make for an entertaining and darkly comic film.

Full Review Source: Austin American-Statesman | Original Score: B

April 18, 2013
Jim Emerson
Chicago Sun-Times
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The movie's funniest touches are quiet flashes of character, expertly timed and nimbly played by a deft ensemble. "It's a Disaster" is consistently funny, but you wince more often than you laugh out loud.

Full Review Source: Chicago Sun-Times | Original Score: 3/4

April 18, 2013
Cole Smithey
ColeSmithey.com

"It's a Disaster" wouldn't be a bad choice for the last movie you see before life on Earth comes to a crashing halt.

Full Review Source: ColeSmithey.com | Original Score: B

April 17, 2013
Sandie Angulo Chen
Common Sense Media

Dark end-of-the-world comedy is witty but mature.

Full Review Source: Common Sense Media | Original Score: 3/5

April 12, 2013
Frederic and Mary Ann Brussat
Spirituality and Practice

A character-driven drama that mixes humor and seriousness when eight people are forced to take stock of their options as a nerve-gas cloud heads their way.

Full Review Source: Spirituality and Practice | Original Score: 4/5

April 12, 2013
Robert Levin
amNewYork

The apocalypse is the catalyst for a dissection of modern self-absorption; there's nothing like a major disaster to rouse you from a technologically-induced zombie state.

Full Review Source: amNewYork | Original Score: 3/4

April 12, 2013
Ethan Alter
Television Without Pity

It's not laugh-out-loud hysterical, but the ensemble -- Cross and the always-amusing Hayes in particular -- establishes a just-zany-enough rapport that's enjoyable rather than irritating.

Full Review Source: Television Without Pity

April 12, 2013
Stephen Whitty
Newark Star-Ledger
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Berger never takes the camera more than a few yards outside the house, but that's fine; there's plenty going on inside, as characters carom off each other like billiard balls, slipping down pockets of misunderstanding and jealousy.

Full Review Source: Newark Star-Ledger | Original Score: 3/4

April 12, 2013
Robert Abele
Los Angeles Times
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The movie elicits knowing smiles more than laughs, even as it reveals a boundless observational awareness about the beefs and slights that, for the small-minded, must feel like everyday Armageddons.

Full Review Source: Los Angeles Times | Original Score: 3/5

April 12, 2013
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