Kalamity (2010)

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… More

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Rated: R
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Release Date: October 22, 2010
DVD Release Date: February 8, 2011
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Mark Jenkins
Washington Post

More skillfully directed than written, "Kalamity'' is competent yet never startling, either artistically or viscerally.

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Stephen Holden
New York Times

For all its seriousness, Kalamity lacks a steady narrative drive.

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Jim Lane
Sacramento News & Review

... callow and self-impressed ...

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Elizabeth Weitzman
New York Daily News

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.

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Robert Abele
Los Angeles Times

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.

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Brian Tallerico

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.

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Kyle Smith
New York Post

There isn't enough plot in this amateurish mope-athon to fill up a half-hour TV show.

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Scott Tobias
AV Club

A strange, stilted, misbegotten drama, undone by variable performances, awkwardly inserted flashback and fantasy sequences, and a gloppy overlay of voiceover narration.

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Maitland McDonagh
Miss FlickChick

A talented cast can't save this low-budget psychodrama about male malaise from its meandering screenplay.

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