How It Ends

critic Reviews

, 66% Fresh Tomatometer Score
  • It can feel more like a collection of skits than a cohesive story, but How It Ends is a comedic vision of the apocalypse with fleeting moments of brilliance.
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    Angie HanFilmWeek (KPCC - NPR Los Angeles)
    The comedy worked for me fitfully; the drama didn't work for me at all.
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    Claudia PuigFilmWeek (KPCC - NPR Los Angeles)
    An amiable and appealing little comedy. It's sweet, sometimes a little melancholy, and sometimes hopeful.
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    Teo BugbeeNew York Times
    The film plays as a series of perfectly enjoyable sketches strung together, an excuse for veteran actors to chew on playful dialogue.
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    Katie RifeAV Club
    The comedy is pitched at such a low volume that it's difficult to hear.
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    Peter SobczynskiRogerEbert.com
    Even at a relatively brief 82 minutes, many viewers may find themselves checking their watches and wondering what could possibly be keeping that meteor.
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    Michael OrdoñaLos Angeles Times
    The end-of-the-world genre has enjoyed some new beginnings of late. "How It Ends" is one of the more thoughtful and fun of these one-way tickets.
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    Travis HopsonWETA
    Shot during the pandemic but not about the pandemic, it's about people.
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    Valerie KalfrinAWFJ Women on Film
    a quirky yet poignant comedy ... a resolution that's heartening and satisfying.
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    Tara McNamaraCommon Sense Media
    For a comedy about going to a wild end-of-the-world party, this is a surprisingly calm, measured, and amusing look at coming to terms with yourself.
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    John SerbaDecider
    Has just enough marginal charm to keep it afloat.
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