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The Final Member Reviews

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Gary Goldstein
Los Angeles Times
April 24, 2014
Even though the running time is short, the movie feels stretched out. Perhaps the curious subject matter would have been better served in, er, short form.
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Simon Abrams
RogerEbert.com
April 18, 2014
One can't really fault Bekhor and Math for trying to entertain rather than educate viewers. But their carnival barker callousness is really disturbing ...
Full Review | Original Score: 1/4
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John Hartl
Seattle Times
April 17, 2014
The subject of an eccentric new documentary, the Icelandic Phallological Museum is devoted to preserving the male genitalia of mammals.
| Original Score: 3/4
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Jeannette Catsoulis
New York Times
April 17, 2014
A little slow and a whole heap surreal, "The Final Member" documents the search for that last specimen with a twinkle in its eye and warmth in its tone.
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Jordan Hoffman
New York Daily News
April 17, 2014
[C]ould easily be nothing but snickers and mockery, but the directors offer a work filled with warmth, humor and humanism.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/5
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Ben Kenigsberg
AV Club
April 17, 2014
The Final Member boasts a stranger-than-fiction subject so odd and funny it almost couldn't miss. But Bekhor and Math make the film much more than a limp gag.
Full Review | Original Score: B+
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Heather Baysa
Village Voice
April 16, 2014
This film demonstrates the supreme emotional effectiveness of a simple quest narrative.
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Linda Barnard
Toronto Star
January 23, 2014
Hjartarson is a filmmaker's dream: a low-key character with a wonderfully dry sense of humour. But he is also a social scientist, a man passionate about completing his museum collection.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/4