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Haunted by memories of his ex-girlfriend Alice (Beau Garrett), a heartbroken Billy (Nick Stahl) returns home to Northern Virginia seeking solace from old friends. But what he finds there is more disconcerting than comforting: his best friend Stanley (Jonathan Jackson) has become unstable, mysterious, and withdrawn from those around him. Billy teams up with another old friend, Stanley's roommate Christian (Christopher M. Clark), to find out what's going on, and as they probe Stanley's recent activities, their friend's behavior seems more and more bizarre and frightening. The… More

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"More skillfully directed than written, "Kalamity'' is competent yet never startling, either artistically or viscerally."
‑ Mark Jenkins, Washington Post
"For all its seriousness, Kalamity lacks a steady narrative drive."
‑ Stephen Holden, New York Times
"... callow and self-impressed ..."
‑ Jim Lane, Sacramento News & Review
"Kalamity well describes this katastrophe."
‑ Frank Lovece, Film Journal International
"Kalamity is a real klunker."
‑ John P. McCarthy, Boxoffice Magazine
"Stahl should have had a career similar to Sam Rockwell's, blending thoughtful indies with fun popcorn flicks. Instead, he's spinning his wheels in junk like this."
‑ Elizabeth Weitzman, New York Daily News
"Writer-director James M. Hausler seems convinced that deep emotional truths will seep from the screen if he keeps downshifting the pace to an arty crawl and holding his actors in a vise grip."
‑ Robert Abele, Los Angeles Times
"With an overdone score, horrendous script, choppy editing, and bizarre tone changes, Kalamity is just weird in that B-movie, straight-to-video way that sometimes distinguishes films into the so-bad-it's-good genre but not quite here."
‑ Brian Tallerico, HollywoodChicago.com
"The brooding main characters in James M. Hausler's Kalamity take indulgent suffering to another level."
‑ Glenn Heath Jr., Slant Magazine
"A lofty but uneven psycho-noir, Kalamity is a genre film whose ambition unfortunately exceeds writer/director James Hausler's means."
‑ Simon Abrams, New York Press
"There isn't enough plot in this amateurish mope-athon to fill up a half-hour TV show."
‑ Kyle Smith, New York Post
"A strange, stilted, misbegotten drama, undone by variable performances, awkwardly inserted flashback and fantasy sequences, and a gloppy overlay of voiceover narration."
‑ Scott Tobias, AV Club
"A talented cast can't save this low-budget psychodrama about male malaise from its meandering screenplay."
‑ Maitland McDonagh, Miss FlickChick
"A lackadaisical albeit stylishly directed thriller deficient in suspense, imagination and genuine poignancy."
‑ Avi Offer, NYC Movie Guru
""Kalamity" is the kind of indie suspense thriller that gives indies a bad name."
‑ Cole Smithey, ColeSmithey.com
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