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      Kalamity

      R Released Oct 22, 2010 1 hr. 40 min. Drama Mystery & Thriller List
      0% 17 Reviews Tomatometer 31% 2,500+ Ratings Audience Score After a love affair ends badly, a young man (Nick Stahl) returns to his hometown and finds that his best friend (Jonathan Jackson) has become dangerously unstable. Read More Read Less

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      dave j Monday, November 25, 2013 (2010) Kalamity THRILLER Written and directed by James M. Hausler, which viewers can have two ways to look at this film. The first objective is two friends who have different approaches about dealing with a bad break up, and the other is by looking at the big picture which this movie totally "dictates" the actions of this movie to specific characters who're Billy Klepack (Nick Stahl)Stan Keller (Jonathan Jackson) and co-worker roommate Christian Phillips (Christopher M. Clark)- not the police, not the family or to other possible friends. One of the most "asinine" movies I had ever seen which it ignores proper missing persons protocols. At the first few minutes, something bad has happened and it has to do with Stan and viewers don't quite know what that is. The next scene has Stan picking up Billy coming back for a visit from spending much of his time in college. Billy then asks him about his relationship with his girlfriend Ashley, and then the next thing we know Stan turns all psycho about it, as he's also trying to control what other people who also questioning him about his breakup with Ashley as well. This goes on throughout much of the movie as Ashley's disappearance shows up on the news. And duh, at this point viewers have already figured out that Stan has something to do with Ashley's disappearance but without knowing about the circumstances making viewers wondering 1)how come the police are not questioning ex boyfriend Stan about her disappearance? and 2) where the heck are Ashley's family and friends? Why aren't they harassing Stan about Ashley's disappearance? The movie never explains, as this movie "restricts" the environment involving the missing teenager's disappearance as being important "only" to the main characters and as a result automatically wastes more viewers quality time by continuing to watch it when questions like that remain unanswered. And in some retrospect's, the star Billy has as much to blame for other possible deaths as well as he had the opportunity to do something about it by calling in, but because it had to be a movie- the makers wanted to stall viewers even more, and to me that's not right. Bomb Rated 0.5 out of 5 stars 03/30/23 Full Review Audience Member A very depressing but very well done film ABOUT depression. Rated 3.5 out of 5 stars 02/03/23 Full Review Audience Member A killer love story. Rated 3.5 out of 5 stars 01/17/23 Full Review Audience Member Slow and quite boring. This film could have been 20 times better and it had all the potential to be. Sadly enough, I am in it for two scenes as well. Ugh. :( Rated 1 out of 5 stars 01/28/23 Full Review Audience Member Nonsensical from start to finish. Convoluted yet boring. Tries to be dramatic, but is actually quite empty. Avoid. Rated 1 out of 5 stars 01/20/23 Full Review Audience Member What a pretentious, long winded, boring, self serving piece of crap. Who cares about these people? The movie just makes you wish it would hurry up & be over already. That's the strongest emotion it engendered. Rated 1 out of 5 stars 01/26/23 Full Review Read all reviews Post a rating

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      Brian Tallerico HollywoodChicago.com With an overdone score, horrendous script, choppy editing, and bizarre tone changes, Kalamity is just weird in that B-movie, straight-to-video way that sometimes distinguishes films into the so-bad-it's-good genre but not quite here. Rated: 1.0/5.0 Jan 25, 2011 Full Review Mark Jenkins Washington Post More skillfully directed than written, "Kalamity'' is competent yet never startling, either artistically or viscerally. Rated: 1.5/4 Jan 21, 2011 Full Review 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. Rated: 1/5 Nov 9, 2010 Full Review Jim Lane Sacramento News & Review ... callow and self-impressed ... Rated: 2/5 Feb 11, 2011 Full Review Maitland McDonagh Miss FlickChick A talented cast can't save this low-budget psychodrama about male malaise from its meandering screenplay. Nov 5, 2010 Full Review Frank Lovece Film Journal International Kalamity well describes this katastrophe. Oct 25, 2010 Full Review Read all reviews

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      Synopsis After a love affair ends badly, a young man (Nick Stahl) returns to his hometown and finds that his best friend (Jonathan Jackson) has become dangerously unstable.
      Director
      James M. Hausler
      Screenwriter
      James M. Hausler
      Distributor
      Screen Media Films
      Production Co
      Beat Pirate Films
      Rating
      R (Pervasive Language|Some Violent Content|Sexual References)
      Genre
      Drama, Mystery & Thriller
      Original Language
      English
      Release Date (Theaters)
      Oct 22, 2010, Limited
      Release Date (Streaming)
      Mar 23, 2017
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