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4 Months, 3 Weeks and 2 Days Reviews

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August 22, 2017
4 Months, 3 Weeks, and 2 Days, which was unjustly denied an Academy Award nomination for best foreign-language film, is grueling and unsentimental. The excellent acting is what keeps it humane.
July 16, 2016
Mungiu called the film one of his "Tales From the Golden Age," but there's nothing satirical or sardonic about the story or the drama, and none of the sentimental East German "Estalgia" for the good old days of comforting Communist rule in sight.
November 17, 2011
Read More | Original Score: 5/5
September 25, 2010
How it makes you feel depends little, if at all, about your position on abortion. The procedure acts as a MacGuffin for caustic commentary about Communist clampdowns and a friendship's annihilative death spiral through loyalty, desperation and sacrifice.
Full Review | Original Score: 4/4
March 31, 2009
Director Cristian Mungiu makes effective use of fairly static camera setups, in addition to some hand-held shots, to give the film a documentary feel.
Full Review | Original Score: B
March 4, 2009
Extremely powerful story about women dealing with illegal abortion issues in Stalinist Romania, but it is not a simple propaganda movie. In fact, it is a sublime if deeply troubling work of art.
October 18, 2008
For people who take their movies seriously, a quick course in Romanian might now be necessary -- and so is a trip to the theater to see 4 Months.
October 18, 2008
Grippingly horrible.
Full Review | Original Score: 5/5
October 18, 2008
Full Review | Original Score: A-
October 18, 2008
This is an unsettling film, brilliantly acted all around, most especially by Vasiliu and Marinca.
October 18, 2008
[A] brilliant, suspenseful, absolutely riveting film.
Read More | Original Score: 4/4
October 1, 2008
Better viewed as an illustration of the extreme dynamics of a friendship of personality contrasts than as a movie about illegal abortion or oppressive Communist regimes.
Full Review | Original Score: 8/10
September 2, 2008
A stark, thought-provoking and disturbing insight into the harsh reality of life under the Ceausescu regime.
Full Review | Original Score: 7/10
July 31, 2008
While other films may be just as engaging due to wit or sheer spectacle, few have ever been as affecting on an emotional level.
July 22, 2008
If you love slow moving character studies with a provocative subject matter, then go see this right now.
Full ReviewRead More | Original Score: 3.5/4
July 5, 2008
A real kick in the gut
Full Review | Original Score: 85/100
May 3, 2008
A keenly observed and ferociously realistic somber political drama about an illegal abortion in the Romania of 1987.
Full Review | Original Score: A
April 11, 2008
Like another recent streetwise Cannes prize winner, the Belgian film L'Enfant, it is stripped of sentimentality and pretense. It is visually static, glacially paced and dramatically unvarnished.
Read More | Original Score: 3/4
April 3, 2008
This is a low, slow whistle film. Just wow. Gripping. Emotionally honest. Frustrating, too. Sad. Not one many pro-lifers would enjoy although the message coming at me loud and clear was 'nothing is worth going through that!'
Full Review | Original Score: 3.5/4
April 2, 2008
I'm glad I saw it, even though I can't imagine ever wanting to see it again.
Full Review | Original Score: 4/5
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