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: May 17, 2007
DVD 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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Daniel Kasman

Regular spaces and regular interactions take on...a grave pressure cooker effect...the film nearly becomes unbearable as small actions, movements, looks, and utterances take on an affectation of desperation and the utmost importance.

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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.

Annie Wagner
The Stranger (Seattle, WA)

4 Months, 3 Weeks, and 2 Days, which was unjustly denied an Academy Award nomination for best foreign-language film, is grueling and unsentimental. The excellent acting is what keeps it humane.

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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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Sean Axmaker

Mungiu called the film one of his "Tales From the Golden Age," but there's nothing satirical or sardonic about the story or the drama, and none of the sentimental East German "Estalgia" for the good old days of comforting Communist rule in sight.

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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
familiar stranger
Defines the height of idiocy...
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
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.
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
Emile Tremblay
A very important film, well-done and greatly acted. I still didn't like it that much. The story could have been told in an hour, and then I… More