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Based on 11 Reviews
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  • 20
    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. Calamitous indeed. show more

  • 20
    Frank Scheck The Hollywood Reporter

    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. show more

  • 55
    Jeannette Catsoulis NPR

    An overwrought, undercooked tale of crazy love and crazier revenge. show more

  • 12
    Kyle Smith New York Post

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

  • 20
    Eric Hynes Time Out New York

    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. show more

  • 20
    John P. McCarthy Boxoffice Magazine

    Kalamity is a real klunker. show more

  • 50
    Ella Taylor Village Voice

    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. show more

  • 40
    Stephen Holden The New York Times

    For all its seriousness, Kalamity lacks a steady narrative drive; its speeches are too long, and its themes become repetitive. show more

  • 30
    Robert Abele Los Angeles Times

    This hollow downer about deep wells of male anger, wallowing regret and mental disintegration is ultimately a thematic cop-out. show more

  • 30

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

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