These Final Hours (2013) - Drama, Sci-Fi, Thriller

Hohum Score

14

Watchable

A self-obsessed young man makes his way to the party-to-end-all-parties on the last day on Earth, but ends up saving the life of a little girl searching for her father. Their relationship ultimately leads him on the path to redemption.

IMDB: 6.7
Director: Zak Hilditch
Stars: Jessica De Gouw, Nathan Phillips
Length: 87 Minutes
PG Rating: R
Reviews: 8 out of 82 found boring (9.75%)

One-line Reviews (44)

Worth Watching .

It's a story told really well, it has its odd moments and some of the acting is very questionable, all in all though it's engaging.

A refreshing and uplifting film and one I'll certainly recommend to any one looking for a film worth watching.

Brilliant and compelling entertainment.

His confusion is shown so well.

Really worth the watch.

Great, absorbing, understated apocalypse drama .

The film, in my view, is about fatherhood: the protagonist knows the girl he actually loves - but has abandoned - is pregnant, and it's a fascinating coming-of-age scenario that's bleak, dark, and as punchy as it gets.

What starts off slow pays off if you stick with it.

The end result is a film that is too slow moving at times to work as a thriller or an action piece and lacks sufficient depth as a character study; after all, we never really find out anything much about James and therefore don't really care too much about where he ends up or with whom he will spend his final moments.

Great, absorbing, understated apocalypse drama.

And then a lot of the movie is pretty damn suspenseful, and has a lot of action in it.

It is a movie about unexpected relationships in circumstances that nobody can even fathom.

As the movie starts we see a large, fast-moving fireball in the sky.

Great build up through the film and a thoroughly enjoyable and thought provoking experience.

I highly recommend it.

These Final Hours is just a blatant waste of money, time and resources, I cannot figure out why it was even made when you have nothing new to add, and there are so many far superior apocalyptic themed movies, I shake my head.

If it had of been a group of people huddled around TV waiting to die then that wouldn't have been very entertaining.

The story's thematic conservatism is further apparent when other mediums have used this same framework to explore new and fascinating cracks in human behaviour.

I highly recommend it.

Worth Watching .

Having enjoyed it so much i set about looking into what other good films have been made down under!

I had the pleasure of seeing this with my girlfriend last night, and while there were some clear flaws with the film, I found it to be highly entertaining, and found that the final act that really made up for the problems with the middle of the film.

Overall it was worth watching.

Usual long slow cinematic time-lapse scenes of clouds and flocks of birds (they are flocking because they have an ominous sense it's the end).

That aside I found the movie entertaining start to finish.

What i found was a totally absorbing and moving film!

The problems are minor in this compelling indie.

I enjoyed it very much.

Why do film makers want to project that representation of Australian culture, it's boring and no longer shocking or artistic, just cheap and easy to replicate bogans.

James's formulaic character structure transitions him from a party animal to a sensible and unselfish adult.

The only real problem I had with the film was the whole party scene, it just seemed utterly unnecessary, and had some really pointless and annoying characters to boot.

Or maybe I'd empty my wine cellar, open each bottle, and have a personal wine tasting!

In fact, the female casting is what makes the film so memorable - in other hands an end-of-days scenario like this could have been a parade of clichés for the young adult male market, but director Zac Hilditch draws us into a story that is bleak, yet sensitive and gripping without being addled by senseless action and effects.

The first half-hour is what you want the whole film to be like, but you become disappointingly surprised as this high-octane action/thriller turns into a slow paced melodrama period piece.

Kept me on the edge of my seat all through it; fair dinkum mate!

Very entertaining and edgy.

I find it hard to follow a story that has a deep message, when it is surrounded by inaccuracies as great as the ones in this movie.

I started this movie due to the poster and found this movie is quite entertaining.

TFH is a heart-wrenching experience but not without reward that makes it worthwhile, with the strong hand of an artist creating a tapestry that is vivid and compelling.

Riveting from start to end.

Nathan Phillips plays a very arrogant and self indulgent young man, traveling to a party to see in the end of the world which is approaching in 12 hours time.

Rentet from iTunes because it appeared to be the least boring movies of the ones we had not already seen.

The child character does a really great job at the confusion, sorrow and understanding aspects of her character.