• 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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Tina Hassannia
Slant Magazine

The film flirts with big ideas about adult relationships, but fails to locate any gravitas about its characters' existential or psychological crises.

Full Review Source: Slant Magazine | Original Score: 2/4

April 5, 2013
Avi Offer
NYC Movie Guru

An uneven, underwritten amalgam of comedy, drama and suspense that fails to pack a comedic, emotional or intellectual punch.

Full Review Source: NYC Movie Guru | Original Score: 5.85/10

April 12, 2013
Jason Buchanan
TV Guide's Movie Guide

Despite the strength of his writing and his cast, Berger still falters when it comes to the final act.

Full Review Source: TV Guide's Movie Guide | Original Score: 2.5/4

April 19, 2013
Manohla Dargis
New York Times
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An underbaked comedy about eight people facing their mortality.

Full Review Source: New York Times | Original Score: 2/5

April 11, 2013
Brian Orndorf

There's something about It's a Disaster that's ripe with potential, but a slack atmosphere populated with overeager actors grows tiring, lessening interest in their ultimate fate.

Full Review Source: Blu-ray.com | Original Score: C-

October 18, 2012
Peter Howell
Toronto Star
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You need better dialogue than Berger supplies to help It's a Disaster make a liar out of its title.

Full Review Source: Toronto Star | Original Score: 1.5/4

April 18, 2013
Dan Jardine

As visually interesting as nuclear fallout.

Full Review Source: Cinemania | Original Score: 44/100

January 12, 2014
Lou Lumenick
New York Post
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[A] practically laugh-free vanity comedy with C-listers facing the apocalypse in the form of a nerve-gas attack on Los Angeles.

Full Review Source: New York Post | Original Score: 1/4

April 12, 2013
Keith Uhlich
Time Out New York
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Todd Berger's misguided black comedy should come with a complimentary hazmat suit for how poisonously unfunny it is.

Full Review Source: Time Out New York | Original Score: 1/5

April 9, 2013
Elizabeth Weitzman
New York Daily News
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Berger's got some clever ideas, but he does not push far in exploring them. And aside from Cross, there is virtually no one to like among these self-involved suburbanites.

Full Review Source: New York Daily News | Original Score: 2/5

April 11, 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
Katie Walsh
The Playlist

It's A Disaster takes on a topic that's on everyone's minds, and twists it into a darkly hilarious dramedy with heart.

Full Review Source: The Playlist | Original Score: B+

April 1, 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
Alan Scherstuhl
Village Voice
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Perhaps the first great indie apocalypse potluck comedy.

Full Review Source: Village Voice

April 10, 2013
Kate Erbland
Film School Rejects

There are plenty more surprises in store for the couples who brunch and the lucky audiences who get to watch them do so.

Full Review Source: Film School Rejects | Original Score: A

April 1, 2013
Simon Miraudo

Full of ingenuity and genuine surprises, this movie.

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

February 16, 2014
Mike Scott

A darkly comic crowd-pleaser built around a strong cast and sharp writing.

Full Review Source: Times-Picayune | Original Score: 3/5

April 11, 2013
Kirk Honeycutt

A pitch-perfect black comedy, catching just the right tone of people blowing small things out of proportion when a really big thing, like Armageddon, is happening.

Full Review Source: honeycuttshollywood.com | Original Score: 8

July 13, 2012
Robert Levin

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
Chris Barsanti
Film Journal International

The end of the world seems like not such a bad thing in Todd Berger's gleefully acidic satire about an awkward brunch that turns into a countdown to actual disaster.

Full Review Source: Film Journal International

April 11, 2013
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