Last Days Reviews

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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.
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.
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.
August 30, 2005
A sad and lonely portrait about death, Gus Van Sant's Last Days is almost a voyeuristic experience
August 30, 2005
While undeniably beautiful, it carries little more than the obvious voyeuristic appeal.
August 20, 2005
A tortured film about a tortured man.
August 20, 2005
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.
August 17, 2005
...like you're witnessing someone's final moments through the eyes of a waiting angel...
August 17, 2005
Tedious Days. Van Sant's non-linear style getting tired.
August 14, 2005
[A] meditative masterpiece. Now how you'll greet a film with no plot, depends upon your partiality toward experimental cinema and the self-indulgence of a heroin-addicted icon
August 14, 2005
It's unclear if Van Sant intends to inspire guilt; here, as elsewhere, he is exasperatingly abstruse. And in this striving to not say too much, he ends up not saying much of anything at all.
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.
August 13, 2005
So little happens in Last Days that watching Blake eat a bowl of Cocoa Rice Krispies assumes epic proportions.
August 12, 2005
Van Sant goes as far as he can with his stripped-down style, but even that is too far. He makes his point, but it's blunted by the boredom we feel as the audience.
August 12, 2005
While Last Days succeeds as a nature documentary, Van Sant fails to penetrate human nature. The result is a portrait without a face.
August 12, 2005
If you're looking for character insight, let alone plot exposition... forget about it.
August 12, 2005
By the end, you too may feel the soul-deep boredom that could lead to suicide.
August 12, 2005
Last Days will cast a poetic spell on some viewers, as it did this one, and will seem mind-sappingly boring to others.
August 12, 2005
Last Days is director Gus Van Sant's meditation on the death of Kurt Cobain, and an extraordinary meditation it is.
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