4 Months, 3 Weeks and 2 Days Synopsis
A college student (Anamaria Marinca) helps her roommate (Laura Vasiliu) get an illegal abortion.
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Boston Globe

By Ty Burr
Writer-director Cristian Mungiu confirms the Romanian cinema renaissance while creating a paradoxical marvel: a bleak tale of illegal...
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100

Wall Street Journal

By Joe Morgenstern
Elegantly crafted, brilliantly acted film.
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100

Chicago Tribune

By Michael Phillips
The result is a mixture of unified atmosphere and lived-in character study, and while Vasiliu’s role is not as indelible as that of her...
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100

New York Daily News

By Jack Mathews
This year’s foreign language Oscar scandal – there is always at least one – is the snub of director Cristian Mungiu’s disturbing, masterful...
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100

San Francisco Chronicle

By Mick LaSalle
First, this movie should be enjoyed. Later, marveled at. And then, once the excitement has faded, 4 Months, 3 Weeks and 2 Days really...
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100

Chicago Sun-Times

By Roger Ebert
This is a powerful film and a stark visual accomplishment, but no thanks to Gabita (Laura Vasiliu). The driving character is her roommate...
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100

Entertainment Weekly

By Lisa Schwarzbaum
Nothing good happens in 4 Months, 3 Weeks and 2 Days, the riveting, horrifying chronicle of an illegal abortion performed in 1987 when...
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100

Rolling Stone

By Peter Travers
You just don't expect Hollywood to produce a masterwork so early in the new year. And it hasn't. This slice of celluloid dynamite comes...
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88

USA Today

By Claudia Puig
Depressing and gut-wrenching, but always powerful and gripping.
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80

The Hollywood Reporter

By Ray Bennett
The film is dark, gloomy and without music, but it is also observant and highly suspenseful, with Mungiu using his often static camera to...
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Powerfull movie

By bogdanioana
Excellent movie, very disturbing, strong acting. Really deserved Golden Globe for a foreign movie....

Can't wait to see it!

By EvaCsillag
Can't wait to see it!...

GREAT!

By irishjohn01
one of the best movies i've seen in 3 years. do***entary like camera work in real time editting. great performances....

Realism, not Melodrama

By Divadrummer
I can see why 4 Months is so widely acclaimed. It's an emotionally charged powder-keg that deserves a permanent spot on your list of heavy-hitters. It's unique in its attempt to remain neutral on the...

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Rated NR