Last Days
Last Days (2005)

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… More

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Rated: R
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Release Date: May 13, 2005
DVD Release Date: October 25, 2005
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Critic Score: 56% Rotten Tomatoes™ Critic Reviews

Consensus: While the minimalist style is not for all viewers, those who prefer experimentalism will find Last Days hypnotic.

Rene Rodriguez
Miami Herald

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.

Terry Lawson
Detroit Free Press

Last Days will cast a poetic spell on some viewers, as it did this one, and will seem mind-sappingly boring to others.

Chris Chang
Film Comment Magazine

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.

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Jonathan Rosenbaum
Chicago Reader

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.

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Ty Burr
Boston Globe

Last Days is director Gus Van Sant's meditation on the death of Kurt Cobain, and an extraordinary meditation it is.

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Luke Goodsell
Empire Magazine Australasia

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.

Carrie Rickey
Philadelphia Inquirer

While Last Days succeeds as a nature documentary, Van Sant fails to penetrate human nature. The result is a portrait without a face.

Peter Howell
Toronto Star

Last Days offers some insight into Cobain's final frame of mind, but balks at the gates of deeper truth.

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Felix Vasquez Jr.
Cinema Crazed

Yet another mass produced offering in to the thought process of deifying someone so asinine and melodramatic as Kurt Cobain...

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Flixster Audience Score: 50% Flixster User Reviews
Carlos Magalh„es
If Van Sant's intention was to depict Kurt Cobain's last days as tedious and devoid of meaning as possible, he surely achieved what he wanted, but his… More
Steven Carrier
Gus Van Sant's "Last Days" was bound to be be misunderstood from the get go. While the film is directly influenced by the death of Kurt Cobain,… More
Chris Weber
This is the final film in Gus Van Sant's so-called "death trilogy", and it's a tough one to sit through. But that could be said about… More
Lucas Martins
Boring....Make the audience leave the room.
Graham Jones
Van Sant's meditation loosely based on the last days of Kurt Cobain is captivating though in the end there is not much there.
Conner Rainwater
The last entry in Gus Van Sant's Death Trilogy, this features a great parallel to the last days of Kurt Kobain and truly captures a human being. You spend… More

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