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The Last Winter Reviews

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Betsy Bozdech
September 28, 2007
Sure, global warming is scary, but chances are even Al Gore would be baffled by Larry Fessenden's moody, Arctic-set 'eco-thriller.'
Full Review | Original Score: 1.5/4
Zack Haddad
Film Threat
June 26, 2007
It is sad, however, to see that such a unique spin on the monster film genre was so poorly executed.
Full Review | Original Score: 2/5
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Jack Mathews
New York Daily News
September 21, 2007
Larry Fessenden has fashioned a different kind of horror movie here, one that moves at glacial speed, offers few scares and provides the viewer virtually no satisfaction.
Full Review | Original Score: 1.5/4
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Tom Long
Detroit News
October 12, 2007
The problem is that the ghostly culprit, some sort of nature spirit, isn't nearly as terrifying as the arguments that Pollack makes, or the fact that the ice in such places really is weakening.
Full Review | Original Score: C+
David Nusair
Reel Film Reviews
April 21, 2007
...sporadically intriguing but mostly dull.
Full Review | Original Score: 2/4
James O'Ehley
Sci-Fi Movie Page
July 25, 2007
Impatient horror viewers looking for a quick gore fix will be disappointed and those looking for a smart cautionary sci-fi eco thriller will be baffled at what is a bit of a wasted opportunity. . .
Donald J. Levit
ReelTalk Movie Reviews
September 18, 2007
Sparse special effects are pretty hokey, and the plot is nothing new, rehashing as it does scores of sci-fi-slash-horror films over many years.
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David Wiegand
San Francisco Chronicle
September 28, 2007
The film isn't very interesting because it isn't well made.
Full Review | Original Score: 1/4
Barbara Goslawski
Boxoffice Magazine
September 21, 2007
Fessenden can't get a rhythm going in this film to build to his big conclusion, he renders it silly.
Full Review | Original Score: 2/5
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Noel Murray
AV Club
September 28, 2007
The Last Winter's heart is in the right place, but it isn't pumping any blood.
Full Review | Original Score: C
Dave White
September 19, 2007
Full Review | Original Score: C+
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David Fear
Time Out
November 17, 2011
Full Review | Original Score: 2/5
Christopher Campbell
September 20, 2007
It features a supernatural threat, but it doesn't need one, because the film works so brilliantly as simply a psychological mood piece.
Full Review | Original Score: 4/5
Aaron Hillis
Premiere Magazine
September 21, 2007
A richly drawn, ambitious character piece both socially relevant and genuinely suspenseful... This is filmmaking both gorgeous and deeply unsettling.
Full Review | Original Score: 3.5/4
Edward Douglas
September 19, 2007
Fessenden's best film and a huge turning point for him as a filmmaker, promising even stronger work to come.
Full Review | Original Score: 8/10
Chris Hewitt (St. Paul)
St. Paul Pioneer Press
October 19, 2007
Last Winter does make good on its intriguing premise. And after a dandy beginning and a so-so middle, it delivers a knockout ending.
Full Review | Original Score: 2.5/4
Chris Barsanti
September 18, 2007
takes a smart and terrifying scenario and plays it out to the logical extreme
Full Review | Original Score: 4/5
Nick Schager
Slant Magazine
September 5, 2007
What with his interest in using B movies as vehicles for intelligent political and psychological inquiries, Larry Fessenden is the type of genre craftsman easy to champion.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/4
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Manohla Dargis
New York Times
September 19, 2007
Something wicked this way comes in the nifty horror film The Last Winter, crawling through the hallways and howling into the dread night.
| Original Score: 4/5
Prairie Miller
Baret News
July 23, 2008
An eco-supernatural dreamscape companion piece to Al Gore's cautionary doc, An Incovenient Truth, and a thinking man's figurative and literal sub-Arctic chiller with a turbulent character-driven indie soul.
Michael Atkinson
Boston Phoenix
April 23, 2009
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