Metascore
67

Generally favorable reviews - based on 36 Critics

Critic score distribution:
  1. Positive: 24 out of 36
  2. Negative: 3 out of 36
  1. Reviewed by: Ty Burr
    88
    In its unstated cynicism, beauty, and self-pity, Last Days fits the myth of Cobain like a torn pair of jeans.
  2. 100
    Last Days is a definitive record of death by gradual drug exhaustion. After the chills and thrills of "Sid & Nancy" and "The Doors," here is a movie that sees how addicts usually die, not with a bang but a whimper. If the dead had it to do again, they might wish that, this time, they'd at least been conscious enough to realize what was happening.
  3. The poetry of Last Days has a stoned grandeur.
  4. A true American tragedy, directed with skill and conviction.
  5. Reviewed by: David Ansen
    90
    A hauntingly beautiful tone poem.
  6. 83
    It's an experimental film about a sensational event, placing tragedy in the context of the dulling normality of human life and resisting easy interpretation, just as did the inexplicable death of Kurt Cobain.
  7. The result is a movie that seems not quite real and yet never false but somehow partakes of both -- rather like the prospect of death.
  8. One of this year's indisputably great films.
  9. 100
    The brilliant concluding chapter in the death trilogy that inspired Gus Van Sant's artistic rebirth.
  10. 90
    Despite all of Van Sant's narrative feints and coy protestations, the audience is left with one searing memory after seeing Last Days, and that memory is of Cobain. Was he, as Gordon's character suggests at one point, simply a rock-and-roll cliche? Or was he a visionary genius, as the name of Pitt's character implies?
User Score
5.4

Mixed or average reviews- based on 50 Ratings

User score distribution:
  1. Positive: 11 out of 30
  2. Negative: 18 out of 30
  1. AlexD
    Aug 7, 2009
    0
    This must be the movie that drove Kurt Cobain to suicide.
  2. Nico
    Jan 30, 2007
    10
    People who use the words chick, crap or dude (in any context) should be sent to a gas chamber. Thank you.
  3. AndrewG
    Dec 23, 2006
    2
    It's always funny to me that meandering crap like this is praised as genius. Watch the "making of" feature on the dvd. They literally just made crap up as they went along. It may be "incredibly liberating" for the actors involved, but it makes for an unbearably tedious and painfully boring viewing experience. Gus Van Sant is horribly overrated. Full Review »