4 Months, 3 Weeks and 2 Days
4 Months, 3 Weeks and 2 Days (2007)

Director Cristian Mungiu's drama 4 Months, 3 Weeks and 2 Days unfolds in Romania in the late '80s, during the last waning days of Communist rule. Anamaria Marinca and Laura Vasiliu play, respectively, Otilia and Gabita, two female… More

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Rated: R
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Genre: Drama
Release Date: June 17, 2008
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Critic Score: 96% Rotten Tomatoes™ Critic Reviews

Consensus: Featuring gut-wrenching performances from Anamaria Marinca and Laura Vasiliu, 4 Months is a gripping portrayal of life in Communist Romania.

Rene Rodriguez
Miami Herald

[A] brilliant, suspenseful, absolutely riveting film.

Tom Long
Detroit News

Observes with ruthless, artful precision. While plunging a knife through your soul.

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Nick Rogers
Suite101.com

How it makes you feel depends little, if at all, about your position on abortion. The procedure acts as a MacGuffin for caustic commentary about Communist clampdowns and a friendship's annihilative death spiral through loyalty, desperation and sacrifice.

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Jonathan Rosenbaum
Chicago Reader

Cristian Mungiu's masterful chronicle is impressive above all for the way it respects the audience, expecting them to follow the implications of its multifaceted tale without always spelling them out.

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Moira MacDonald
Seattle Times

The film emerges as a devastating personal drama, a suspenseful horror story and a powerful statement about life under a repressive regime.

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Kelly Vance
East Bay Express

No one in Bucharest gives a damn about anything. And he takes 113 long, drawn-out minutes to send this bit of news.

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Colin Covert
Minneapolis Star Tribune

A brilliant and discomfiting film.

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Roger Ebert
Chicago Sun-Times

A powerful film and a stark visual accomplishment.

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Fernando F. Croce
CinePassion

Unrelieved gloom

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Flixster Audience Score: 86% Flixster User Reviews
Sam Barnett
A startlingly realistic and painfully minimalistic Romanian film that succeeds at making audiences care just as much about what could be happening in the… More
Dan Schultz
A visceral, unrelentingly grim tale concerning an intense friendship between two roommates and how one of them (Laura Vasiliu) coaxes the other (Anamaria… More
Daniel Perry
A good, realistic movie that, for my money, is a bit over-rated, and one that takes a long time to get you into the story. It's clinical for the first… More
familiar stranger
Defines the height of idiocy...
Anthony Lawrie
4 Months, 3 Weeks and 2 days really reels you in with it's hypnotic voyeurism. It's brutal realism is uncomfortable viewing at times but is utterly… More
Leigh Ryan
Disturbing... Wow, the lengths that people took is insane. I'm telling you that this really had a true friendship reality to it.

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