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How It Ends Reviews

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January 9, 2019
How It Ends is a mildly effective thriller with an ending that will leave some viewers frustrated.
Full Review | Original Score: 5/10
October 10, 2018
You won't beg for the two hours of your life back after watching this film. It had it's moments.
August 8, 2018
Even with a good hook, How It Ends suffers from a lack of vision, which is exactly what you don't need in an effects-heavy disaster movie.
July 27, 2018
Should begin with you not loading this one in your Netflix queue. It has potential, but squanders all of its goodwill and audience patience by the time the end credits roll.
Full Review | Original Score: 2/10
July 25, 2018
Violent, profanity-filled tale lacks logic and resolution.
Full Review | Original Score: 1/5
July 19, 2018
Delivers the vague shape of the apocalypse, but it's a frustrating sit, continually interrupting compelling stretches of drama and terror with low-wattage stunts and tedious sequences of back roads survival.
Full Review | Original Score: D+
July 18, 2018
Director David M. Rosenthal finds news ways to say and feel nothing. There are no bold ideas or thought bubbles; no exciting action sequences or set pieces.
July 17, 2018
It's competently made and easy to watch, but you know every move the thriller wants to make before it happens.
July 16, 2018
Forest Whitaker's performance is just terrible. You can tell the director, David M Rosenthal, had no power over him. He just did his character-which the script failed to fully develop and exploit-his own damn way.
July 16, 2018
Theo James has gotten good at playing this one kind of protagonist; he's like the exact midpoint between all of the overwhelmed-but-capable disaster movie heroes you've ever seen.
July 16, 2018
The story has a clear-cut destination, but the technique makes the journey there and there itself aimless while watching and pointless when done.
Full Review | Original Score: 1/10
July 16, 2018
The desire to fast-forward becomes almost overpowering.
Full Review | Original Score: 2/4
July 13, 2018
It's always just a bit too easy to see the writer's hand at work, which serves to undercut immersion and identification.
Full Review | Original Score: C-
July 13, 2018
How It Ends would have been well served to ask itself a few big questions.
Full Review | Original Score: 1.5/5
July 13, 2018
Impressive looking, but undercut by passive characterizations. And how's it end? By petering out.
Full Review | Original Score: 2/4
July 13, 2018
You're better off not even beginning.
Full Review | Original Score: 1/4
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