Mixed or average reviews- based on 9 Ratings
Dec 14, 2012this movie was sick - like frickin gross! dafoe was possibly old enough to be his costar's great-grandfather. i wouldn't be surprised if a local ministry for children was on the casting individual's back. so creepy and uncomfortable watching certain scences. i'm sure for certain scences they had to have a fan blowing up his wrinkles to allow for her to breathe when he leaned down for a kiss (extremely disturbing). yuck, & i likED W, Dafoe. SO DISGUSTING.
horrible movie- i want my$ back.… Full Review »
Jul 13, 2012What a disappointing movie. When I saw the trailer for this movie I got really excited, a movie about the end of the world with Willem Dafoe. It should be great. But sadly it's not. It started out strong but just went downhill after that. It is very, very boring, it's really just focuses on the experiences of the two main characters as the clock counts down. You watch them have sex, paint (a lot), talk on skype (a lot), watch/listen to tv (Al Gore, the Dalai Lama, and some Buddhist monk), and briefly interact with a few other people. That's it. It is a very minimalist and concentrated movie the majority occurring in one location with only two people. I normally don't mind movies like this (slow paced, little dialogue), I really enjoyed "The Hunter" and "The American", both movie that are low on dialogue but high on atmosphere. But this movie is not like those movie, it is just very boring, and honestly I felt like it made no attempt at establishing any kind of atmosphere a movie like this should have. The movie is also (at parts) very preachy with regards to the reason why the world is going to end, and although I agreed with the message it was trying to convey, it felt like overkill. And I found it especially hard to believe that the world was going to end with all the normal day activity going on streets below their apartment. But the worst part of the movie was the ending, I don't want to spoil anything so all I'll say is that it did not do a very good job at ending the story. Really poor direction in my opinion, although this is my first Abel Ferrara movie so I'm not sure if that was his style. The only remediable factor was that Willem Dafoe goes a good job and the movie introduces us to a relatively new actress, Shanyn Leigh. This could have been a really great movie. It could have explored the human nature and how people might react to this scenario. But it didn't and suffered from, in my opinion, really poor direction. if you want to watch an end of the world type movie watch "Melancholia" (very slow but very powerful acting) or the Australian sci-fi "The Quiet Earth" (a very good end of the world/apocalypse movie) or a purely dialogue based movie one location movie try "The Man from Earth" and skip this movie. It will not entertain you in any way. 4.8/10.… Full Review »
Mar 26, 2012This is a good intention to do a good sci-fi film, but is not the better example, have much mistakes, the story is same like the other films. The cast have good (but not excellent) performances. If I need select between 4:44 Last Day on Earth and The Darkest Hour, I select this movie.… Full Review »