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The film flirts with big ideas about adult relationships, but fails to locate any gravitas about its characters' existential or psychological crises.
| Original Score: 2/4
An uneven, underwritten amalgam of comedy, drama and suspense that fails to pack a comedic, emotional or intellectual punch.
| Original Score: 5.85/10
Despite the strength of his writing and his cast, Berger still falters when it comes to the final act.
| Original Score: 2.5/4
An underbaked comedy about eight people facing their mortality.
| Original Score: 2/5
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.
| Original Score: C-
You need better dialogue than Berger supplies to help It's a Disaster make a liar out of its title.
| Original Score: 1.5/4
[A] practically laugh-free vanity comedy with C-listers facing the apocalypse in the form of a nerve-gas attack on Los Angeles.
| Original Score: 1/4
Todd Berger's misguided black comedy should come with a complimentary hazmat suit for how poisonously unfunny it is.
| Original Score: 1/5
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.
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.
| Original Score: 7.2/10
It's A Disaster takes on a topic that's on everyone's minds, and twists it into a darkly hilarious dramedy with heart.
| Original Score: B+
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.
| Original Score: B
Perhaps the first great indie apocalypse potluck comedy.
There are plenty more surprises in store for the couples who brunch and the lucky audiences who get to watch them do so.
| Original Score: A
A darkly comic crowd-pleaser built around a strong cast and sharp writing.
| Original Score: 3/5
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.
| Original Score: 8
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.
| Original Score: 3/4
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.
"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.
Dark end-of-the-world comedy is witty but mature.