L.A. Weekly

By Scott Foundas
The Last Winter won’t win many fans among those who place the saving of union jobs above the repairing of the ozone layer. But this is a horror movie with many inconvenient truths to tell about the ways in which we are willingly destroying our planet.
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By Aaron Hillis
A richly drawn, ambitious character piece both socially relevant and genuinely suspenseful.
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Boston Globe

By Ty Burr
The Last Winter sounds like a genre-movie platypus - a little bit of this, a little piece of that - but it stops short of laying an egg. In fact, it works eerily well.
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Philadelphia Inquirer

By Steven Rea
Succeeds royally at building a sense of apocalyptic dread. It isn't quite so successful at sustaining that mood, and Fessenden resorts to blurry images of totemic spirit forces and stampeding moose specters to get where he's going. And where exactly is that? To a place designed to scare the bejesus out of us planet-pillaging consumers.
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TV Guide

By Maitland McDonagh
And if the film's 11th-hour CGI effects aren't entirely convincing, the notion that oil itself is haunted by the restless spirit of every once-living thing that time reduced and mingled into the earth's black blood throws off a primordial chill.
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Entertainment Weekly

By Owen Gleiberman
Who said that an environmental horror film couldn't be didactic and spooky at the same time?
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New York Post

By V.A. Musetto
While the slow buildup won't bowl 'em over at suburban multiplexes, the film should please Fessenden's loyal followers and win him new ones.
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The Hollywood Reporter

The long buildup is too deliberate to please the mainstream horror crowd, and the finale might alienate more niche audiences, but in between there's a good bit to savor.
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New York Daily News

By Jack Mathews
Among cautionary tales of gloom-and-doom, it may out-gore Gore, but it doesn't entertain.
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San Francisco Chronicle

The film isn't very interesting because it isn't well made.
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69 out of 100
Generally favorable reviews
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