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Last Days Reviews

Dave Calhoun
Time Out New York
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August 16, 2007

AV Club
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September 26, 2005
Rene Rodriguez
Miami Herald
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Van Sant's refusal to delve into his subject in anything but an abstract way renders the movie pointless and frustrating -- a lyrical, lovely tone poem, signifying little.

Full Review Source: Miami Herald | Original Score: 2/4

September 9, 2005

Time Out
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September 1, 2005

St. Louis Post-Dispatch
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August 27, 2005
Jonathan Rosenbaum
Chicago Reader
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A film about a junkie rock musician, played by Michael Pitt at his most narcissistic, doing nothing in particular for the better part of 97 minutes isn't my idea of either a good time or a serious endeavor.

Full Review Source: Chicago Reader | Original Score: 1/4

August 13, 2005
Carrie Rickey
Philadelphia Inquirer
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While Last Days succeeds as a nature documentary, Van Sant fails to penetrate human nature. The result is a portrait without a face.

| Original Score: 2/4

August 12, 2005
Terry Lawson
Detroit Free Press
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Last Days will cast a poetic spell on some viewers, as it did this one, and will seem mind-sappingly boring to others.

| Original Score: 3/4

August 12, 2005
Ty Burr
Boston Globe
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Last Days is director Gus Van Sant's meditation on the death of Kurt Cobain, and an extraordinary meditation it is.

Full Review Source: Boston Globe | Original Score: 3.5/4

August 12, 2005
Peter Howell
Toronto Star
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Last Days offers some insight into Cobain's final frame of mind, but balks at the gates of deeper truth.

Full Review Source: Toronto Star | Original Score: 2.5/4

August 12, 2005
Rick Groen
Globe and Mail
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Gus Van Sant ventures into the valley of death steering by an idiosyncratic compass and forsaking the aid of a conventional cinematic map.

Full Review Source: Globe and Mail | Original Score: 3.5/4

August 12, 2005
Tom Long
Detroit News
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It's all terribly self-conscious and desperately arty and fairly bad.

| Original Score: D

August 12, 2005
Steve Murray
Atlanta Journal-Constitution
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Shot in long, single takes, the movie willfully tests your patience. You wish it would hurry up. Yet when it ends, it haunts you for a few days. (Well, me anyway.)

Full Review Source: Atlanta Journal-Constitution | Original Score: B

August 11, 2005
Tom Maurstad
Dallas Morning News
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This movie, depending on what you do with it, can be boring, brilliant or both.

Full Review Source: Dallas Morning News | Original Score: B+

August 11, 2005
Bill Muller
Arizona Republic
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If you're going to make a movie about Kurt Cobain, you might as well make a movie about Kurt Cobain.

Full Review Source: Arizona Republic | Original Score: 2/5

August 11, 2005
Michael Wilmington
Chicago Tribune
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Van Sant uses Cobain's image for a portrait of physical and moral disintegration, but he also exhilarates us with his mastery of image and sound.

Full Review Source: Chicago Tribune | Original Score: 3.4/5

August 11, 2005
Jeff Strickler
Minneapolis Star Tribune
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Sometimes we see Blake through the window, but, as he moves around the room, often we see nothing but the far wall. Depending on your perspective, this is either incredibly gutsy or incredibly boring.

Full Review Source: Minneapolis Star Tribune | Original Score: 2/4

August 11, 2005
Roger Ebert
Chicago Sun-Times
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Last Days is a definitive record of death by gradual drug exhaustion. After the chills and thrills of Sid & Nancy and The Doors, here is a movie that sees how addicts usually die, not with a bang but a whimper.

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

August 11, 2005
Lisa Kennedy
Denver Post
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In putting the onus for meaning on viewers, Van Sant has pinned the film's success to our subjectivity. It might not guarantee fondness. Yet what an extraordinary collaboration it makes.

Full Review Source: Denver Post | Original Score: 3.5/4

August 5, 2005
Ann Hornaday
Washington Post
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Last Days leaves a haunting impression of a man who, even at the height of his fame and adulation, was hiding in plain sight.

Full Review Source: Washington Post

August 5, 2005
Bruce Westbrook
Houston Chronicle
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Watching paint dry would be better. At least the paint would be busy drying.

Full Review Source: Houston Chronicle | Original Score: 1.5/4

August 5, 2005
Robert Denerstein
Denver Rocky Mountain News
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Van Sant has given us a kind of cinema of negation. Like it or not, it's probably something we need to make room for -- if a little grudgingly.

| Original Score: B

August 5, 2005
Desson Thomson
Washington Post
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It's definitely not a conventional biopic about Kurt Cobain.

Full Review Source: Washington Post

August 4, 2005
David Edelstein
Slate
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Last Days is an extraordinarily potent brew.

Full Review Source: Slate

August 2, 2005
Peter Travers
Rolling Stone
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[Van Sant's] journey is labored but undeniably hypnotic.

| Original Score: 2.5/4

July 28, 2005
Richard Roeper
Ebert & Roeper
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The problem is the first twenty-seven years of this character's life are probably a lot more interesting than the last three days.

Full Review Source: Ebert & Roeper

July 25, 2005
Anthony Lane
New Yorker
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Nor, on the other hand, is his film in the business of sanctification. It merely hints that some people, gifted or otherwise, may have had enough.

July 25, 2005
Moira MacDonald
Seattle Times
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The story, told with little dialogue or action, feels like an outline awaiting shading and detail.

Full Review Source: Seattle Times | Original Score: 2/4

July 22, 2005
Mick LaSalle
San Francisco Chronicle
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Seamlessly and rather cleverly, without telling anybody, Gus Van Sant has transitioned out of important filmmaking and has taken up a new career in torture.

Full Review Source: San Francisco Chronicle | Original Score: 0/4

July 22, 2005
Lou Lumenick
New York Post
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Sorely lacks the angry energy and wit Cobain brought to his work.

| Original Score: 1/4

July 22, 2005
Stephen Whitty
Newark Star-Ledger
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After an hour and a half of this, you may feel as if you're on drugs yourself. Or wish you were.

Full Review Source: Newark Star-Ledger | Original Score: 1/4

July 22, 2005
Jami Bernard
New York Daily News
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Weird, sad and dreamy.

Full Review Source: New York Daily News | Original Score: 3/4

July 22, 2005
Claudia Puig
USA Today
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Last Days is unconventional and artistic but also ponderous.

Full Review Source: USA Today | Original Score: 3/4

July 21, 2005
Carina Chocano
Los Angeles Times
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Lyrical and unaccountably mesmerizing.

Full Review Source: Los Angeles Times | Original Score: 4/5

July 21, 2005
Manohla Dargis
New York Times
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Mesmerizing dream of a film.

Full Review Source: New York Times | Original Score: 4/5

July 21, 2005
Jan Stuart
Newsday
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For those in tune with its director's loping rhythms, Last Days probes its way under the skin like a needle in search of a vein.

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

July 21, 2005
Ella Taylor
L.A. Weekly
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Van Sant's startlingly beautiful and original film serves precisely to rescue Cobain from the clutches of the mawkish biopic that, sooner or later, will be made about him.

Full Review Source: L.A. Weekly | Original Score: 5/5

July 21, 2005
Owen Gleiberman
Entertainment Weekly
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There is a method to its madness, since the madness here is really Cobain's.

Full Review Source: Entertainment Weekly | Original Score: B

July 20, 2005
Dennis Lim
Village Voice
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In place of psychological clarity, Last Days affords a woozy existential coherence.

Full Review Source: Village Voice

July 19, 2005
Robert Christgau
Village Voice
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Pitt also isn't required to replicate Cobain's offstage intensity or charisma or charm or whatever he had.

Full Review Source: Village Voice

July 12, 2005
Leslie Felperin
Variety
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Within the limitations of the role, Pitt acquits himself very well as Blake, giving a nervy, physical performance that expresses character mostly through gait, mumbled dialogue and, most importantly, music with two songs he's credited with having written.

Full Review Source: Variety

May 18, 2005
Kirk Honeycutt
Hollywood Reporter
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Skips over such cinematic non-essentials as character, motivation, backstory and narrative.

May 13, 2005
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