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4:44 Last Day on Earth Reviews

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Walter V. Addiego
San Francisco Chronicle
April 20, 2012
Though it gains traction toward the end, viewers may finally feel puzzled or indifferent. You expect a bit more from the end of the world.
Full Review | Original Score: 2/4
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March 23, 2012
Rehashing old arguments in the hours before certain death is a tedious waste of time - theirs, and ours.
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V.A. Musetto
New York Post
March 23, 2012
If the end of the world was just hours away, would New Yorkers still be able to get takeout? Yes, if Abel Ferrara's mind-bending "4:44 Last Day on Earth'' is any indication.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/4
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Mark Olsen
Los Angeles Times
March 22, 2012
Ferrara movingly celebrates connection, cooking life down to just its barest essence: a man, a woman and a need.
Full Review | Original Score: 3.5/5
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Scott Bowles
USA Today
March 22, 2012
Ferrara doesn't give his protagonists room to do much beyond have arguments and sex (though the intimacy is shot well).
Full Review | Original Score: 2/4
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A.O. Scott
New York Times
March 22, 2012
Your last day - or, as it happens, the whole planet's last day - will be just like every other one. Mr. Ferrara makes this point with ingenuity and characteristic thrift by using found news footage to provide images of apocalypse.
| Original Score: 3.5/5
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Joe Neumaier
New York Daily News
March 22, 2012
Dafoe, with his angular, ever-watchable Edvard Munch features, plays well off the impish Leigh, but sadly, they have little to do besides a "Last Tango at Armageddon" riff, albeit with a genuinely moving finale.
Full Review | Original Score: 2/5
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Sam Adams
AV Club
March 22, 2012
The mechanics of the pending cataclysm don't interest Ferrera so much as the emotional stakes: How do people act when there's no future left?
Full Review | Original Score: B
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Lisa Schwarzbaum
Entertainment Weekly
March 21, 2012
Ferrara's thin idea for a movie - life goes on, even when it's about to stop - would have been a lot better had he given his characters more to do.
Full Review | Original Score: C
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Karina Longworth
Village Voice
March 20, 2012
It's both chamber drama and experimental found-footage film, relying heavily on appropriated media to provide context and subtext to its disaster fiction.
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Joshua Rothkopf
Time Out
March 20, 2012
The film lacks any serious attempt to grapple with mortality.
Full Review | Original Score: 2/5
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Glenn Kenny
MSN Movies
March 19, 2012
This is pretty standard not-with-a-bang-but-with-a-whimper-punctuated-by-an-occasional-blowup stuff.
Full Review | Original Score: 2/5