Emergency

critic Reviews

, 92% Certified Fresh Tomatometer Score
  • Taking the form of a classic college comedy while adding some socially relevant function, Emergency is as smart and disturbing as it is hilarious.
  • , Fresh Tomatometer Score
    Danny LeighFinancial Times
    Director Carey Williams is a gifted multitasker. Emergency never loses the flavour of comedy; it can also be deeply astringent.
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    Sarah-Tai BlackLos Angeles Times
    The biggest disappointment of Williams’ film... is its unwillingness to disrupt, with full and heavy weight, the exact things that it critiques.
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    Amy NicholsonFilmWeek (KPCC - NPR Los Angeles)
    I think it's a really strong film. It's kind of hilarious watching a movie where a passed out girl is treated like she's a suitcase with a nuclear bomb.
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    James BerardinelliReelViews
    The movie benefits from the effectiveness of its pointed satire and the hilariousness of some of its comedic elements.
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    tt stern-enziWXIX-TV (Cincinnati, OH)
    Don't be afraid of the [social] issues, because it handles everything in such a smart, satisfying way.
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    Sara Michelle FettersMovieFreak.com
    Emergency smacked me in the face.
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    Peter CanaveseCelluloid Dreams
    Comedy/Drama/Thriller that subverts the debauched college campus comedy by looking at it through a racially conscious lens.
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    Jeffrey OverstreetLooking Closer
    Williams and Dávila cook up engaging chemistry between colorful characters, zigzagging between plot threads efficiently&#59; every character matters, every twist makes pretty good sense. ... There’s a current of truth and sincerity running through it.
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    Ema SasicNext Best Picture
    The fears and truths depicted – race, police interactions, and what could happen to young women at parties – allow for necessary conversations to take place.
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    Petr KnavaPajiba
    Excellently weaved together in a gripping story in which action leads devastatingly into consequence, this is far above what you’d expect from filmmakers this early into their careers, and it deserves as many eyes on it as it can get.
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