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Last Days Reviews

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Josh Bell
Las Vegas Weekly
June 24, 2005
The problem with Last Days is that Van Sant's primary mode of saying something is saying nothing.
Full Review | Original Score: 2.5/5
James Rocchi
July 21, 2005
Van Sant's drama "inspired by" the last days of Kurt Cobain is an improvised, indulgent failure with none of the energy of the life -- and death -- it parrots.
Full Review | Original Score: 1/5
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Kirk Honeycutt
Hollywood Reporter
May 13, 2005
Skips over such cinematic non-essentials as character, motivation, backstory and narrative.
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Richard Roeper
Ebert & Roeper
July 25, 2005
The problem is the first twenty-seven years of this character's life are probably a lot more interesting than the last three days.
Chris Hewitt (St. Paul)
St. Paul Pioneer Press
August 11, 2005
Last Days has the blank, discombobulated feeling you get when you wake up in a hotel room and your brain hasn't kicked in and you're not sure where you are.
| Original Score: 2/4
Chris Barsanti
Film Threat
July 24, 2005
...less art than a joyless exercise in poorly conceived perversity.
| Original Score: 1.5/5
Eric D. Snider
July 22, 2005
If there's a real person in all this, he is lost in your stubbornly experimental filmmaking technique. Experiments are only interesting when they work, you know.
Full Review | Original Score: C
Jeff Otto
IGN Movies
August 12, 2005
Van Sant has lost all touch with his audience in Last Days... It's an experiment and the result is utter nothingness.
Full Review | Original Score: 0/5
Brian Orndorf
July 21, 2005
The ferociously tedious and ostentatious Last Days is an insult to the sad life of a rock legend.
Full Review | Original Score: F
Jim Lane
Sacramento News & Review
May 12, 2006
Full Review | Original Score: 2/5
Cole Smithey
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-
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Jonathan Rosenbaum
Chicago Reader
August 13, 2005
A film about a junkie rock musician, played by Michael Pitt at his most narcissistic, doing nothing in particular for the better part of 97 minutes isn't my idea of either a good time or a serious endeavor.
Full Review | Original Score: 1/4
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...
Jeremiah Kipp
Flipside Movie Emporium
July 12, 2005
Despite the beautiful photography and good-looking actors and naturalistic locations, it strikes me as bogus.
Full Review | Original Score: C
Frederic and Mary Ann Brussat
Spirituality and Practice
July 21, 2005
Van Sant tries too hard to make some meaning out of Kurt Cobain's hazy and crazy last days.
Full Review| Original Score: 2/5
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Stephen Whitty
Newark Star-Ledger
July 22, 2005
After an hour and a half of this, you may feel as if you're on drugs yourself. Or wish you were.
| Original Score: 1/4
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Lou Lumenick
New York Post
July 22, 2005
Sorely lacks the angry energy and wit Cobain brought to his work.
| Original Score: 1/4
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Mick LaSalle
San Francisco Chronicle
July 22, 2005
Seamlessly and rather cleverly, without telling anybody, Gus Van Sant has transitioned out of important filmmaking and has taken up a new career in torture.
Full Review | Original Score: 0/4
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Bill Muller
Arizona Republic
August 11, 2005
If you're going to make a movie about Kurt Cobain, you might as well make a movie about Kurt Cobain.
| Original Score: 2/5
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Tom Long
Detroit News
August 12, 2005
It's all terribly self-conscious and desperately arty and fairly bad.
| Original Score: D
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