Expiration (2003)

A young Canadian couple takes a walk on the wild side in writer/director Gavin Heffernan's feature debut, Expiration, which was shot on video over 29 months. Niki (Erin Simkin) tells her old pal Sam (Heffernan) that she's pregnant,… More

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Rated: R
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Genre: Drama
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Phil Hall
Film Threat

Dumb movie with nice cinematography -- a pleasure to watch and a labor to endure.

Dan Jardine

Episodic film, interesting in fits and starts, but some individual pieces prove more satisfying than the film's whole

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Kevin N. Laforest
Montreal Film Journal

An eventful ride with a memorable gallery of characters.

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John A. Nesbit
Old School Reviews

introduces an unpretentious filmmaker with a promising future

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Rich Cline
Shadows on the Wall

A solid first film that shows remarkable skill both in front of and behind the camera.

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Gabriel Shanks
Mixed Reviews

Promises much for its young creator's future, even as it delivers only minor pleasures of its own.

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Eugene Novikov
Film Blather

Does anyone have a spare career to give Gavin Heffernan?

Bill Chambers
Film Freak Central

The film is unjaded enough that its very guilelessness is often at least vicariously moving

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Jeremiah Kipp
Film Festival Today

Though it was made on a shoestring, Expiration offers imaginative and soulful use of digital video.

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