The Final Member Reviews

Gary Goldstein
Los Angeles Times
Top Critic
April 24, 2014

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.

John Hartl
Seattle Times
Top Critic
April 17, 2014

The subject of an eccentric new documentary, the Icelandic Phallological Museum is devoted to preserving the male genitalia of mammals.

Full Review | Original Score: 3/4
Jeannette Catsoulis
New York Times
Top Critic
April 17, 2014

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.

Jordan Hoffman
New York Daily News
Top Critic
April 17, 2014

[C]ould easily be nothing but snickers and mockery, but the directors offer a work filled with warmth, humor and humanism.

Full Review | Original Score: 3/5
Ben Kenigsberg
AV Club
Top Critic
April 17, 2014

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 | Original Score: B+
Heather Baysa
Village Voice
Top Critic
April 16, 2014

This film demonstrates the supreme emotional effectiveness of a simple quest narrative.

Linda Barnard
Toronto Star
Top Critic
January 23, 2014

Hjartarson is a filmmaker's dream: a low-key character with a wonderfully dry sense of humour. But he is also a social scientist, a man passionate about completing his museum collection.

Full Review | Original Score: 3/4