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Introspective artist Blake is buckling under the weight of fame, professional obligations and a mounting feeling of isolation. Dwarfed by towering trees, Blake slowly makes his way through dense woods. He scrambles down an embankment to a fresh spring and undresses for a short swim. The next morning he returns to his house, an elegant, if neglected, stone mansion. Many people are looking for Blake -- his friends, his managers and record label, even a private detective -- but he does not want to be found. In the haze of his final hours, Blake will spend most his time by himself. He avoids the… More
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Rotten Tomatoes Score: 57%

Critic Reviews from Rotten Tomatoes

"Van Sant's refusal to delve into his subject in anything but an abstract way renders the movie pointless and frustrating -- a lyrical, lovely tone poem, signifying little."
‑ Rene Rodriguez, Miami Herald
"Last Days will cast a poetic spell on some viewers, as it did this one, and will seem mind-sappingly boring to others."
‑ Terry Lawson, Detroit Free Press
"Last Days is a strange creature: it's an extremely abbreviated biopic with zero details, a tribute to a man and his music without a trace of his songs, a tragedy without an arc, etc. It's also dynamite artistry."
‑ Chris Chang, Film Comment Magazine
"Boring, self-indulgent and punctuated by Van Sant's trademark homosexual kissing scene, "Last Days" will make you wish that this were Van Sant's last movie."
‑ Cole Smithey, ColeSmithey.com
"Unpleasant but hypnotic lyrical meditation on death that was inspired by the suicide in 1994 of grunge rocker Kurt Cobain."
‑ Dennis Schwartz, Ozus' World Movie Reviews
"A film about a junkie rock musician, played by Michael Pitt at his most narcissistic, doing nothing in particular for the better part of 97 minutes isn't my idea of either a good time or a serious endeavor."
‑ Jonathan Rosenbaum, Chicago Reader
"Last Days is director Gus Van Sant's meditation on the death of Kurt Cobain, and an extraordinary meditation it is."
‑ Ty Burr, Boston Globe
"Wandering in a narcoleptic stupor, Pitt's junkie rock star is as much lost soul as tortured genius, and Van Sant refrains from tacky pop theorising or tired rock-crit veneration."
‑ Luke Goodsell, Empire Magazine Australasia
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‑ Dragan Antulov, Index.hr
"Don't send out the condolences just yet. The movie isn't about the director's death--if anything, it proves that Van Sant is very much alive."
‑ Christopher Smith, Bangor Daily News (Maine)
"While Last Days succeeds as a nature documentary, Van Sant fails to penetrate human nature. The result is a portrait without a face."
‑ Carrie Rickey, Philadelphia Inquirer
"Last Days offers some insight into Cobain's final frame of mind, but balks at the gates of deeper truth."
‑ Peter Howell, Toronto Star
"Yet another mass produced offering in to the thought process of deifying someone so asinine and melodramatic as Kurt Cobain..."
‑ Felix Vasquez Jr., Cinema Crazed
"The film will likely divide viewers, striking many as a self-indulgent wallow, others as a rewarding envelope-pusher. In fact, it combines elements of both."
‑ Erica Abeel, Film Journal International
"Cinematographer Harris Savides manages to make these ... disintegrating environments and souls darkly beautiful. [But] Blake is a messiah ... dying for no one but himself."
‑ Jeffrey Overstreet, Looking Closer
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