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Kalamity Review

Other Critics provided by Metacritic.com

Critics scores range from 0 to 100, with higher scores indicating more favorable reviews.

  • 2.0
    28

    out of 100

    Metascore®
    Generally unfavorable reviews
    based on a weighted average of all
    critic review scores.

  • 20

    out of 100

    The Hollywood Reporter Frank Scheck

    Whatever sociological interest it engenders is smothered by its hamfisted execution, including stubbornly lugubrious pacing, overly self-conscious performances and awkward dialogue and voice-over narration that all too bluntly lays out its themes.

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  • 30

    out of 100

    Variety

    An object lesson in overconfidence and underdevelopment, almost as unbalanced as its central psychotic.

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  • 30

    out of 100

    Los Angeles Times Robert Abele

    This hollow downer about deep wells of male anger, wallowing regret and mental disintegration is ultimately a thematic cop-out.

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  • 40

    out of 100

    The New York Times Stephen Holden

    For all its seriousness, Kalamity lacks a steady narrative drive; its speeches are too long, and its themes become repetitive.

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  • 50

    out of 100

    Village Voice Ella Taylor

    Though Hausler's sincerity is palpable, his efforts at world-weary ennui seem premature, and his wisdom about what motivates random violence in the youth of today proves too callow for a satisfying climax.

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