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These Final Hours (2015)



Critic Consensus: Writer-director Zak Hilditch's thought-provoking screenplay -- and a stellar performance from young Angourie Rice -- make These Final Hours worth watching, even if its end-of-the-world premise is overly familiar.

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In this apocalyptic drama, James is a troubled young man on a mission. He's desperate to join his girlfriend Vicky at the 'party to end all parties' and numb any feelings as the world comes to an end. On his journey however, James is greeted by a lawless and chaotic city, facing a cataclysmic event that will end life on the planet, and he discovers that getting to where he needs to be will not be easy. Along the way, he saves the life of a girl named Rose, frantically searching for her father. Out of options, James invites Rose to join him. Together they discover how they would truly like to spend their last moments on Earth in this world gone mad. (C) Well Go USAmore
Rating: Unrated
Genre: Art House & International
Directed By:
Written By: Zak Hilditch
In Theaters:
On DVD: May 12, 2015
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Sarah Snook
as Mandy's Mum
David Field
as Radio Man
Lynette Curran
as James' Mum
Nelson Aspen
as Himself
as James' Sister
Korum Ellis
as Party Goer #4
Peter Docker
as Wild Man
Justin Burford
as Party Goer #2
David Partridge
as James' Brother-in-La...
Talei Howell-Price
as Mum in Library
Phil Bennett
as Taxi Driver
Paul Montague
as Scruffy Man #1
Lauren Cleary
as Dead Girl on Beach
Brendan Johansen
as Kissing Partygoer
Matt Lovkis
as Dead Man
Lauren Thomas
as Kissing Teenager
Ben Sutton
as Dad in Library
Aron Dyer
as Brawling Man #1
Kingsley Judd
as Scruffy Man #2
Flynn Lockwood
as Boy in Library
Troy Coward
as Russian Roulette Win...
Lara Bezuidenhout
as James' Niece #3
Michael McCall
as Machette Victim
Benj Daddario
as Rose's Dad
Emily Crew
as Running Woman
Caleb Helm
as Dead Child on Road
Alison VanReelen
as Rose's Mum
Wendy Burns
as Religious Woman
Keiko Kalaitzis
as James' Niece #1
Brendan Kalin
as Desperate Son
Leanne Curran
as Party Goer #1
Loukia Clemeno
as James' Niece #2
Josephine Hirst
as Girl in Library
Ryan Knight
as Desperate Dad
Neil Stewart
as Brawling Man #2
Samantha Harper
as Party Goer #3
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Critic Reviews for These Final Hours

All Critics (46) | Top Critics (10)

As low-budget Ozploitation goes, it's snappy and effective.

Full Review… | May 3, 2016
Time Out
Top Critic

A run-of-the-mill apocalypse.

Full Review… | March 5, 2015
New York Times
Top Critic

An urgent yet strangely simple and humanistic doomsday scenario.

Full Review… | March 5, 2015
Los Angeles Times
Top Critic

The low-budget Australian apocalyptic drama has such a terrific start - an adrenaline rush of panic and dread as a huge asteroid colliding with the Earth sends a wall of fire around the planet. It's a shame the movie peters out about halfway through.

Full Review… | March 5, 2015
Fort Worth Star-Telegram/
Top Critic

Incoherent and pointless as it is, These Final Hours moves with commendable swiftness.

Full Review… | March 5, 2015
AV Club
Top Critic

Despite its strong sense of place and a solid central performance from Nathan Phillips, Zak Hilditch's film is too blighted by the deja vu factor to stand out from the apocalyptic pack.

Full Review… | March 3, 2015
Hollywood Reporter
Top Critic

Audience Reviews for These Final Hours

Surprisingly evocative. An incipient-apocalypse original that works on many levels. Great cinema not only worth watching, but worth watching again.

Gimly Monocle
Gimly Monocle

Super Reviewer

One of the best Australian films on my list, The hype for this movie drove me insane and I had to travel to a small independent cinema to check it out but it was so worth it. However I was expecting it to be a lot more dramatic but it was still epic, loved the ending, I can totally see a sequel to this, from other peoples perspective on the events, that would be cool. Nathan Phillips really nailed this role, made me a big fan of his work, cant wait to watch this again!!!

Shawn Montague
Shawn Montague

Super Reviewer

The best end of the world film, sine "On the Beach", 1959. Interestingly, both films had Australia as the last place to go.

These Final Hours Quotes

James: Good luck with the puzzle, mum.
– Submitted by Dan E (13 months ago)
Freddy: What's he been saying, darling?
Vicky: We're not deep enough; we're all gonna die.
Freddy: Jim, you fucking killjoy!
– Submitted by Dan E (13 months ago)
James: Look around, Vic. This is a fucking coffin; not a home.
Vicky: Why're you being so mean?
– Submitted by Dan E (13 months ago)
Rose: Dad always said that God has a perfect plan for everyone and that plan never fails.
James: Well, if this was Gods perfect plan then he was a real fucking idiot.
– Submitted by Dan E (13 months ago)

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