55

NPR

By Jeannette Catsoulis
An overwrought, undercooked tale of crazy love and crazier revenge.
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50

Village Voice

By Ella Taylor
Though Hausler's sincerity is palpable, his efforts at world-weary ennui seem premature, and his wisdom about what motivates random violence in the youth of today proves too callow for a satisfying climax.
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40

The New York Times

By Stephen Holden
For all its seriousness, Kalamity lacks a steady narrative drive; its speeches are too long, and its themes become repetitive.
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30

Los Angeles Times

By Robert Abele
This hollow downer about deep wells of male anger, wallowing regret and mental disintegration is ultimately a thematic cop-out.
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30

Variety

An object lesson in overconfidence and underdevelopment, almost as unbalanced as its central psychotic.
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20

Time Out New York

By Eric Hynes
Inane dialogue, extraneous scenes and wooden performances make for an experience that's less edge-of-your-seat than one very long, amateur hour and a half.
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20

Boxoffice Magazine

By John P. McCarthy
Kalamity is a real klunker.
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20

New York Daily News

By Elizabeth Weitzman
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. Calamitous indeed.
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20

The Hollywood Reporter

By Frank Scheck
Whatever sociological interest it engenders is smothered by its hamfisted execution, including stubbornly lugubrious pacing, overly self-conscious performances and awkward dialogue and voice-over narration that all too bluntly lays out its themes.
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12

New York Post

By Kyle Smith
There isn't enough plot in this amateurish mope-athon to fill up a half-hour TV show.
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28 out of 100
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