The Final Member (2014)

The Final Member

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Critic Consensus: The Final Member refuses to coast on its provocative subject matter, delivering an engrossing documentary of economic length and impressive depth.


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Paris has the Louvre. London has the Tate Modern, and New York the Metropolitan Museum. But Husavik, Iceland-a diminutive village on the fringe of the Arctic Circle-boasts the world's only museum devoted exclusively to painstakingly preserved male genitalia. Founded and curated by Siguršur "Siggi" Hjartarson, the Icelandic Phallological Museum houses four decades worth of mammalian members, from a petite field mouse to the colossal sperm whale, and every "thing" in between. But, lamentably, … More

Rating: R (for phallic images, sexual references, graphic nudity and brief language)
Genre: Documentary, Comedy, Special Interest
Directed By: ,
In Theaters:
On DVD: Jun 17, 2014
Box Office: $10.9k
Runtime:
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All Critics (24) | Top Critics (7)

Even though the running time is short, the movie feels stretched out. Perhaps the curious subject matter would have been better served in, er, short form.

Full Review… | April 24, 2014
Los Angeles Times
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The subject of an eccentric new documentary, the Icelandic Phallological Museum is devoted to preserving the male genitalia of mammals.

Full Review… | April 17, 2014
Seattle Times
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A little slow and a whole heap surreal, "The Final Member" documents the search for that last specimen with a twinkle in its eye and warmth in its tone.

Full Review… | April 17, 2014
New York Times
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[C]ould easily be nothing but snickers and mockery, but the directors offer a work filled with warmth, humor and humanism.

Full Review… | April 17, 2014
New York Daily News
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The Final Member boasts a stranger-than-fiction subject so odd and funny it almost couldn't miss. But Bekhor and Math make the film much more than a limp gag.

Full Review… | April 17, 2014
AV Club
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This film demonstrates the supreme emotional effectiveness of a simple quest narrative.

Full Review… | April 16, 2014
Village Voice
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