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It's a Disaster Reviews

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Tina Hassannia
Slant Magazine
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
Avi Offer
NYC Movie Guru
April 12, 2013
An uneven, underwritten amalgam of comedy, drama and suspense that fails to pack a comedic, emotional or intellectual punch.
Full Review | Original Score: 5.85/10
Jason Buchanan
TV Guide
April 19, 2013
Despite the strength of his writing and his cast, Berger still falters when it comes to the final act.
Full Review | Original Score: 2.5/4
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Manohla Dargis
New York Times
April 11, 2013
An underbaked comedy about eight people facing their mortality.
Read More | Original Score: 2/5
Brian Orndorf
October 18, 2012
There's something about It's a Disaster that's ripe with potential, but a slack atmosphere populated with overeager actors grows tiring, lessening interest in their ultimate fate.
Full Review | Original Score: C-
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Peter Howell
Toronto Star
April 18, 2013
You need better dialogue than Berger supplies to help It's a Disaster make a liar out of its title.
Full Review | Original Score: 1.5/4
Dan Jardine
January 12, 2014
As visually interesting as nuclear fallout.
Full Review | Original Score: 44/100
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Lou Lumenick
New York Post
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
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Keith Uhlich
Time Out
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
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Elizabeth Weitzman
New York Daily News
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
Curtis Woloschuk
Paste Magazine
April 19, 2013
While Berger's approach to satire and social commentary is somewhat scattershot, his reference-heavy dialogue is sharp enough to allow each cast member to make an impression.
Full Review | Original Score: 7.2/10
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Katie Walsh
The Playlist
April 1, 2013
It's A Disaster takes on a topic that's on everyone's minds, and twists it into a darkly hilarious dramedy with heart.
Full Review | Original Score: B+
Matthew Odam
Austin American-Statesman
April 18, 2013
Berger peppers the dialogue with enough clever lines and observational humor about the nature of relationships and human fallibility to make for an entertaining and darkly comic film.
Full Review | Original Score: B
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Alan Scherstuhl
Village Voice
April 10, 2013
Perhaps the first great indie apocalypse potluck comedy.
Kate Erbland
Film School Rejects
April 1, 2013
There are plenty more surprises in store for the couples who brunch and the lucky audiences who get to watch them do so.
Full Review | Original Score: A
Simon Miraudo
February 16, 2014
Full of ingenuity and genuine surprises, this movie.
Full Review | Original Score: 4/5
Mike Scott
April 11, 2013
A darkly comic crowd-pleaser built around a strong cast and sharp writing.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/5
Kirk Honeycutt
July 13, 2012
A pitch-perfect black comedy, catching just the right tone of people blowing small things out of proportion when a really big thing, like Armageddon, is happening.
Full Review | Original Score: 8
Robert Levin
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
Chris Barsanti
Film Journal International
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.
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