Last Days Synopsis
Addicted to drugs, a Seattle rock star (Michael Pitt) continues on a path of self-destruction.
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Christian Science Monitor

By David Sterritt
A true American tragedy, directed with skill and conviction.
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88

Boston Globe

By Ty Burr
In its unstated cynicism, beauty, and self-pity, Last Days fits the myth of Cobain like a torn pair of jeans.
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75

New York Daily News

By Jami Bernard
It's like a walking tour inside the head of a deeply troubled, deeply talented young man, where most of the systems have already shut down.
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75

Entertainment Weekly

By Owen Gleiberman
There is a method to its madness, since the madness here is really Cobain's. Last Days mythologizes his suicide as a haunting act of...
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75

USA Today

By Claudia Puig
The glacial pacing may put some people off, but it also has a hypnotic quality. And some viewers might find it fascinating to be a voyeur...
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70

Wall Street Journal

By Joe Morgenstern
Mr. Van Sant and his star, Michael Pitt, together with the cinematographer Harris Savides, set out to do a somber, rigorously distanced...
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63

Rolling Stone

By Peter Travers
Van Sant, following "Gerry" and the superb "Elephant," is on the same elliptical quest. His journey is labored but undeniably hypnotic.
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50

Philadelphia Inquirer

By Carrie Rickey
While Last Days succeeds as a nature documentary, Van Sant fails to penetrate human nature. The result is a portrait without a face.
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40

The Hollywood Reporter

By Kirk Honeycutt
Yet music, the one thing that might have given the film some kick, is de-emphasized, with only two songs sneaking into the picture.
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0

San Francisco Chronicle

By Mick LaSalle
In trouble from its first minutes.
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Rated R | For Some Sexual Content and Language
What Parents Need to Know
Common Sense Media says Iffy for 16+ Tale of a Cobain-like rock star isn't for kids.
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VIOLENCE & SCARINESS
LANGUAGE
DRINKING & DRUGS
SEXY STUFF