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Last Days Reviews

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Chris Chang
Film Comment Magazine
November 19, 2013
Last Days is a strange creature: it's an extremely abbreviated biopic with zero details, a tribute to a man and his music without a trace of his songs, a tragedy without an arc, etc. It's also dynamite artistry.
Luke Goodsell
Empire Magazine Australasia
November 7, 2012
Wandering in a narcoleptic stupor, Pitt's junkie rock star is as much lost soul as tortured genius, and Van Sant refrains from tacky pop theorising or tired rock-crit veneration.
| Original Score: 5/5
Felix Vasquez Jr.
Cinema Crazed
April 29, 2009
Yet another mass produced offering in to the thought process of deifying someone so asinine and melodramatic as Kurt Cobain...
Cole Smithey
ColeSmithey.com
April 15, 2009
Boring, self-indulgent and punctuated by Van Sant's trademark homosexual kissing scene, "Last Days" will make you wish that this were Van Sant's last movie.
Full Review | Original Score: D-
Dragan Antulov
Index.hr
June 21, 2007
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Full Review | Original Score: 2/10
Erica Abeel
Film Journal International
March 1, 2007
The film will likely divide viewers, striking many as a self-indulgent wallow, others as a rewarding envelope-pusher. In fact, it combines elements of both.
Dennis Schwartz
Ozus' World Movie Reviews
January 28, 2006
Unpleasant but hypnotic lyrical meditation on death that was inspired by the suicide in 1994 of grunge rocker Kurt Cobain.
Full Review | Original Score: B
Christopher Smith
Bangor Daily News (Maine)
November 11, 2005
Don't send out the condolences just yet. The movie isn't about the director's death--if anything, it proves that Van Sant is very much alive.
Full Review | Original Score: B-
Jeffrey Overstreet
Looking Closer
October 31, 2005
Cinematographer Harris Savides manages to make these ... disintegrating environments and souls darkly beautiful. [But] Blake is a messiah ... dying for no one but himself.
| Original Score: B
October 26, 2005
Ne réinventant pas l'approche de sa série, Gus Van Sant nous offre plutôt avec Last Days une uvre qui effectue brillamment la synthèse des deux opus précédents.
Full Review | Original Score: 8/10
Philip Martin
Arkansas Democrat-Gazette
October 14, 2005
One can find real beauty in Last Days ... but very little to enjoy.
| Original Score: B
Top Critic
Rene Rodriguez
Miami Herald
September 9, 2005
Van Sant's refusal to delve into his subject in anything but an abstract way renders the movie pointless and frustrating -- a lyrical, lovely tone poem, signifying little.
| Original Score: 2/4
Phoebe Flowers
South Florida Sun-Sentinel
September 8, 2005
For those open to the experience, it's a spellbinding, hypnotic masterpiece.
| Original Score: 4/4
Joe Utichi
FilmFocus
September 4, 2005
At the cinema it's an overextended and somewhat frustrating experience, but its real achievement is that it provokes thought in the hours and days following.
| Original Score: 4/5
Matthew Turner
ViewLondon
September 3, 2005
It would be churlish and somewhat facetious to say that by the end of the film you'll sympathise with Blake because you'll want to kill yourself too, but you do find yourself wondering if maybe that was the intention.
Full Review | Original Score: 2/5
Steve O'Hagan
Empire Magazine
September 2, 2005
A beguiling work of some beauty, this is a further move into a world of hypnotic, observational cinema for Gus Van Sant.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/5
Urban Cinefile Critics
Urban Cinefile
August 30, 2005
A sad and lonely portrait about death, Gus Van Sant's Last Days is almost a voyeuristic experience
Jonathan Trout
BBC.com
August 30, 2005
While undeniably beautiful, it carries little more than the obvious voyeuristic appeal.
Full Review | Original Score: 2/5
Duane Dudek
Milwaukee Journal Sentinel
August 20, 2005
A tortured film about a tortured man.
| Original Score: 2.5/4
Todd Jorgenson
Denton Record-Chronicle
August 19, 2005
While Last Days has a certain audacity to its elliptical premise and structure, it quickly grows tedious once the morbid curiosity wears off.
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