Last Days

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  • Summary: Last Days is filmmaker Gus Van Sant's fictional meditation on the inner turmoil that engulfs a brilliant, but troubled musician in the final hours of his life. (Picturehouse)

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Score distribution:
  1. Positive: 24 out of 36
  2. Negative: 3 out of 36
  1. 100
    The brilliant concluding chapter in the death trilogy that inspired Gus Van Sant's artistic rebirth.
  2. Reviewed by: David Ansen
    90
    A hauntingly beautiful tone poem.
  3. 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.
  4. 70
    Using long takes, largely improvised dialogue and an increasingly out-of-joint time frame, Van Sant chronicles the final hours of fictional but Cobain-like rock star Blake.
  5. Reviewed by: Aaron Hillis
    63
    Van Sant has mastered this kind of driftingly contemplative imagery and his layered soundscapes would make Sonic Youth proud (of course, Kim Gordon makes an appearance), but the introduction of other characters fracture the film's greatest asset, its lonely first-person atmosphere.
  6. 50
    Result is dead-on depiction of the hedonistic rock lifestyle, punctuated by sequences of haunting beauty but also quasi-religious imagery that borders on tacky.
  7. In trouble from its first minutes.

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Score distribution:
  1. Positive: 11 out of 32
  2. Negative: 19 out of 32
  1. 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.
  2. JenniferI.
    Sep 16, 2005
    10
    Not only is this movie genius I am a big kurt cobain fan and I think it explained what he went through and I loved every minute of it.
  3. MattV.
    Dec 28, 2005
    9
    Anyone who doesnt think this movie is great is clearly a moron. It is Art. It is a concept of what thelast days might have been like. If you Anyone who doesnt think this movie is great is clearly a moron. It is Art. It is a concept of what thelast days might have been like. If you shop at the GAP or enjoy Vin Disel Movies dont see this. You wont get it and you never will. All those who gave poor reviews... please do us all a favor and go away. This is not my opinion this is artistic fact. Expand
  4. 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 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. Expand
  5. RobertK
    Dec 28, 2005
    1
    I felt like I was in detention. I don't know how the New York Times could justify calling this an "indesputably great film." It was so I felt like I was in detention. I don't know how the New York Times could justify calling this an "indesputably great film." It was so boring, and so slow that critics were afraid to bash it for fear of being seen as shallow or stupid. And seriously, even his soul was slow. That's just stupid. Expand
  6. Tim
    Sep 9, 2005
    0
    Not a single redeeming feature. Oh wait, there's one - it ended.
  7. AlexD
    Aug 7, 2009
    0
    This must be the movie that drove Kurt Cobain to suicide.

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