It's a Disaster Reviews

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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.
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.
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.
Top Critic
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
A darkly comic crowd-pleaser built around a strong cast and sharp writing.
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.
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
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.
April 1, 2013
It's a Disaster caustically asserts that even the most foolhardy relationships are prone to spontaneously erupt.
April 1, 2013
A smart, character-driven chamber play in which the cataclysmic offscreen event escalates the tensions between four already testy pairs.
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.
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.
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.
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.
June 28, 2012
Like its opening shot - an image of a beach where we gradually pull back to reveal an atomic bomb test - this is fun that turns destructive.
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