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4 Months, 3 Weeks and 2 Days Reviews

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March 20, 2008
It's a hard film to watch, especially if you know where it goes--I had to brace myself to see it a second time. But it's an important film, one of great feeling. It even works as a thriller.
March 18, 2008
(Cristian) Mungiu creates great screen tension when he introduces the black-market abortionist.
| Original Score: 3/4
March 18, 2008
It may not have been remembered at Oscar time but it's cinema you won't soon forget.
Read More | Original Score: 4/5
March 14, 2008
Writer-director Cristian Mungiu uses long, naturalistic shots and creates a credibly grimy atmosphere to depict life in the dying regime.
Full Review | Original Score: B+
March 14, 2008
It's an astonishing piece, and Cristian Mungiu establishes himself as a world-class director.
Read More | Original Score: 3.5/4
March 13, 2008
Un drama austero, que puede resultar en una experiencia tensa, agobiante y hasta repulsiva, acerca de un tema polémico sobre el cual la película evita tomar partido.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/5
March 13, 2008
The minimalist realism is a drawback as well as an asset.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/4
March 2, 2008
The riveting second half rewards your patience and tolerance for emotional pain.
| Original Score: 3/4
February 29, 2008
There's no obvious 'style' in 4 Months, unless you count utterly natural acting, brutal but compassionate storytelling and disciplined camera work as a style.
Read More | Original Score: 3.5/4
February 29, 2008
[Anamaria Marinca's] convincing performance as the clearly conflicted Otilia holds our interest throughout the film.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/4
February 29, 2008
Cristian Mungiu's masterful chronicle is impressive above all for the way it respects the audience, expecting them to follow the implications of its multifaceted tale without always spelling them out.
February 29, 2008
Just as Romanians got used to eating bones with little meat on them, they must also have gotten used to movies with very little dramatic meat.
Read More | Original Score: 2.5/4
February 28, 2008
It's a testament to the brilliance of Mungiu's writing and the actors' performances that the conversations feel more natural than anything captured on a reality show.
February 28, 2008
A brilliant and discomfiting film.
Full Review | Original Score: 3.5/4
February 28, 2008
The mesmerizing 4 Months, 3 Weeks and 2 Days represents another outstanding offering from Romania, a country in the throes of a cinematic renaissance.
Full Review | Original Score: 8/10
February 23, 2008
His film unfolds with a graceful realism, as if he just happened to catch life unfolding for these two desperate women. His film never hits a false note...
February 22, 2008
A film of brutal, breathtaking intelligence, a work of pellucid, shimmering art without a scintilla of compromise, 4 Months, 3 Weeks, and 2 Days is surely one of the very best films of the year. And you can pick the year.
Full Review | Original Score: 4/4
February 22, 2008
4 Months, 3 Weeks and 2 Days is a feminist film of the toughest and most rewarding kind. Without flinching, it looks at the limits of female friendship and college romance; it depicts the horrors of illegal abortion from every angle.
Read More | Original Score: A
February 22, 2008
Virtuosic, assured, and possessed of undeniable aesthetic force, it's also hard not to turn away from.
Full Review | Original Score: 3.5/5
February 15, 2008
Proceeding with a blunt and sometimes brutal relentlessness, 4 Months, 3 Weeks and 2 Days impresses and engrosses as a work of stark, spare naturalism.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/4
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