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The Last Winter Reviews

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David Fear
Time Out
November 17, 2011
Full Review | Original Score: 2/5
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John Monaghan
Detroit Free Press
October 12, 2007
Fessenden, who directed, produced, cowrote, edited and even has a part in the film rightly values mood at least as much as he does delivering more abominable snow monsters.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/4
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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+
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Owen Gleiberman
Entertainment Weekly
October 10, 2007
Die-hard greenies may find this as unsettling as it's meant to be. For everyone else, it's closer to an atmospheric act of recycling.
Full Review | Original Score: B
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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
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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
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Ty Burr
Boston Globe
September 28, 2007
It works eerily well.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/4
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Nathan Lee
Village Voice
September 25, 2007
It's the imaginative background, and Fessenden's talent at insinuating it into the action, that counts -- and unnerves -- in this most chilling of global-warming movies.
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Stephen Whitty
Newark Star-Ledger
September 21, 2007
Even if this is no red-blooded shocker, its unsettling mood lingers long past the final fade-out, hinting at all sorts of retribution just lying in wait for polluters.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/4
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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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Carina Chocano
Los Angeles Times
September 20, 2007
[It] accomplishes with a modest budget and a talented cast what bigger, slicker, gorier contemporary horror movies rarely do. It taps into a collective dread compounded by the guilt of our complicity.
Full Review | Original Score: 4/5
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Andrew O'Hehir
Salon.com
September 20, 2007
Gruesome things happen in The Last Winter, but there's no gratuitous gore or torture, and the film's real power comes from its building sense that something really, really bad is about to happen.
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Scott Foundas
L.A. Weekly
September 20, 2007
Call it the first green horror picture, punctuated by ample doses of red. Oh, and it's also scary as f--k.
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John Anderson
Newsday
September 20, 2007
The acting's good, the camera work is haunting and [director] Fessenden continues to build his image as the thinking person's creepmeister.
Full Review | Original Score: 3.5/4
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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
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V.A. Musetto
New York Post
September 19, 2007
...the film should please Fessenden's loyal followers and win him new ones.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/4
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David Edelstein
New York Magazine/Vulture
September 17, 2007
The Last Winter was shot in northern Iceland and Alaska, and despite some too-explicit imagery in the final moments, the claustrophobia-to-psychosis continuum is harrowingly fluid.
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Dennis Harvey
Variety
September 20, 2006
An imperfect but compelling thriller.
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John DeFore
Hollywood Reporter
September 13, 2006
Idiosyncratic horror film mixes science and the supernatural.