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April 12, 2013
Dark end-of-the-world comedy is witty but mature.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/5
April 12, 2013
A character-driven drama that mixes humor and seriousness when eight people are forced to take stock of their options as a nerve-gas cloud heads their way.
Full Review | Original Score: 4/5
April 12, 2013
The apocalypse is the catalyst for a dissection of modern self-absorption; there's nothing like a major disaster to rouse you from a technologically-induced zombie state.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/4
April 12, 2013
It's not laugh-out-loud hysterical, but the ensemble -- Cross and the always-amusing Hayes in particular -- establishes a just-zany-enough rapport that's enjoyable rather than irritating.
April 12, 2013
Berger never takes the camera more than a few yards outside the house, but that's fine; there's plenty going on inside, as characters carom off each other like billiard balls, slipping down pockets of misunderstanding and jealousy.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/4
April 12, 2013
The movie elicits knowing smiles more than laughs, even as it reveals a boundless observational awareness about the beefs and slights that, for the small-minded, must feel like everyday Armageddons.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/5
April 12, 2013
[A] practically laugh-free vanity comedy with C-listers facing the apocalypse in the form of a nerve-gas attack on Los Angeles.
Full Review | Original Score: 1/4
April 11, 2013
An underbaked comedy about eight people facing their mortality.
Read More | Original Score: 2/5
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April 11, 2013
For most of the way, it's clever and smartly proportioned, with the action confined to one well-exploited location and gags about love, the curdling of long-term friendships and petty social mores popping off everywhere.
April 11, 2013
The end of the world seems like not such a bad thing in Todd Berger's gleefully acidic satire about an awkward brunch that turns into a countdown to actual disaster.
April 11, 2013
Berger's got some clever ideas, but he does not push far in exploring them. And aside from Cross, there is virtually no one to like among these self-involved suburbanites.
Full Review | Original Score: 2/5
April 11, 2013
A darkly comic crowd-pleaser built around a strong cast and sharp writing.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/5
April 11, 2013
It's A Disaster is lively and assured before a third-act twist takes the film in an even more bracingly bleak direction.
Full Review | Original Score: B
April 10, 2013
Perhaps the first great indie apocalypse potluck comedy.
April 10, 2013
An offbeat little gem of a black-comedy that plays much better than it sounds. The deft screenplay and straight-faced comic actors make a familar premise feel fresh.
April 9, 2013
Todd Berger's misguided black comedy should come with a complimentary hazmat suit for how poisonously unfunny it is.
Full Review | Original Score: 1/5
April 9, 2013
Imagine THE BIG CHILL crossed with RIGHT AT YOUR DOOR. Cleverly written and well-acted. If you like your comedy ultra-dark, this is worth checking out.
Full Review | Original Score: 7/10
April 5, 2013
The film flirts with big ideas about adult relationships, but fails to locate any gravitas about its characters' existential or psychological crises.
Full Review | Original Score: 2/4
April 1, 2013
It's a Disaster caustically asserts that even the most foolhardy relationships are prone to spontaneously erupt.
Full Review | Original Score: B
April 1, 2013
A smart, character-driven chamber play in which the cataclysmic offscreen event escalates the tensions between four already testy pairs.
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