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It's a Disaster Reviews

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Rick Groen
Globe and Mail
April 19, 2013
The humour may not be wickedly black, but once in a while it's amusingly beige.
Full Review | Original Score: 2.5/4
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Bill Goodykoontz
Arizona Republic
April 18, 2013
You certainly wouldn't want to spend your last moments with this bunch, but a couple of hours watching them is enjoyable enough.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/5
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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
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Jim Emerson
Chicago Sun-Times
April 18, 2013
The movie's funniest touches are quiet flashes of character, expertly timed and nimbly played by a deft ensemble. "It's a Disaster" is consistently funny, but you wince more often than you laugh out loud.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/4
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Stephen Whitty
Newark Star-Ledger
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
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Robert Abele
Los Angeles Times
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
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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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Manohla Dargis
New York Times
April 11, 2013
An underbaked comedy about eight people facing their mortality.
| 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.
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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
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Nathan Rabin
AV Club
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
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Alan Scherstuhl
Village Voice
April 10, 2013
Perhaps the first great indie apocalypse potluck comedy.
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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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Eric Kohn
indieWIRE
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
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Peter Debruge
Variety
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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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+
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Sheri Linden
Hollywood Reporter
April 1, 2013
Writer-director Todd Berger brings a fresh stamp to Armageddon with his sharply scripted comedy It's a Disaster, which is anything but.