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Kalamity (2010)



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Haunted by memories of his ex-girlfriend Alice (Beau Garrett), a heartbroken Billy (Nick Stahl) returns home to Northern Virginia seeking solace from old friends. But what he finds there is more disconcerting than comforting: his best friend Stanley (Jonathan Jackson) has become unstable, mysterious, and withdrawn from those around him. Billy teams up with another old friend, Stanley's roommate Christian (Christopher M. Clark), to find out what's going on, and as they probe Stanley's recent activities, their friend's behavior seems more and more bizarre and frightening. The discovery of blood-stained evidence among Stanley's possessions pulls them deeper into their friend's nightmare-and eventually leads to a violent confrontation that not everyone will survive.-- (C) Official Sitemore
Rating: R (for pervasive language including sexual references, amd some violent content)
Genre: Mystery & Suspense, Drama
Directed By:
Written By: James M. Hausler
In Theaters:
On DVD: Feb 8, 2011
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Nick Stahl
as Billy Klepack
Jonathan Jackson
as Stanley Keller
Christopher Clark
as Christian Phillips
Christopher M. Clark
as Christian Phillips
Robert Forster
as Tom Klepack
Alona Tal
as Ashley
Patricia Kalember
as Terry Klepack
Patrick Kalember
as Terry Klepack
Sammi Hanratty
as Barbie Klepack
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Critic Reviews for Kalamity

All Critics (19) | Top Critics (10)

More skillfully directed than written, "Kalamity'' is competent yet never startling, either artistically or viscerally.

Full Review… | January 21, 2011
Washington Post
Top Critic

Stahl should have had a career similar to Sam Rockwell's, blending thoughtful indies with fun popcorn flicks. Instead, he's spinning his wheels in junk like this.

Full Review… | November 9, 2010
New York Daily News
Top Critic

There isn't enough plot in this amateurish mope-athon to fill up a half-hour TV show.

Full Review… | October 22, 2010
New York Post
Top Critic

For all its seriousness, Kalamity lacks a steady narrative drive.

Full Review… | October 21, 2010
New York Times
Top Critic

Writer-director James M. Hausler seems convinced that deep emotional truths will seep from the screen if he keeps downshifting the pace to an arty crawl and holding his actors in a vise grip.

Full Review… | October 21, 2010
Los Angeles Times
Top Critic

A strange, stilted, misbegotten drama, undone by variable performances, awkwardly inserted flashback and fantasy sequences, and a gloppy overlay of voiceover narration.

Full Review… | October 21, 2010
AV Club
Top Critic

Audience Reviews for Kalamity

Slow and quite boring. This film could have been 20 times better and it had all the potential to be. Sadly enough, I am in it for two scenes as well. Ugh. :(

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