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Before I DisappearAs his life hits rock bottom, Richie wants to end his life quietly but his attempt is interrupted by an urgent request from his sister to babysit her precocious daughter. So begins a madcap tour of Manhattan after dark, as uncle and niece find unexpected bonds in the unlikeliest of places.Genre: DramaCountry: United States, United KingdomDuration: 93 minQuality: HDRelease: 2014IMDb: 7.2
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Critic Reviews of "Before I Disappear"
Seattle TimesJanuary 08, 2015
"Before I Disappear" would be a better movie if would-be triple-threat talent Shawn Christensen got out of his own way.
NPRDecember 05, 2014
Before I Disappear is ultimately hampered not by a messy plot but by bland characters who, for the most part, don't so much talk to each other as they monologue at each other.
Los Angeles TimesDecember 04, 2014
It has the unfortunate taste of something lean that's been plumped up with empty calories.
Arizona RepublicDecember 04, 2014
"Before I Disappear" wears its big, aching heart on its sleeve with a sincerity so unwavering that it's borderline goofy. And in a film about a burnout bonding with a cute kid, that lack of self-awareness proves critical.
New York TimesNovember 28, 2014
Throughout the movie, you have the feeling of being dragged along on an impromptu journey by a filmmaker who is traveling without the benefit of a GPS device.
Time OutNovember 25, 2014
It's hard to take hectoring parent Emmy Rossum seriously, and there's too much troubling development tucked into a plot that already feels overextended. A surfeit of last-act explanations doesn't help either.
Vanguard SeattleDecember 02, 2016
This is a humorous, emotional and engrossing film.
The Film StageJune 21, 2016
The result of this is Before I Disappear, a darkly comic film about love and family with rich characters and an original voice.
FlavorwireJune 07, 2016
Christensen, who not only stars but writes, produces, and directs, does about a dozen things simultaneously that most movies can't get right individually.
Seattle WeeklyNovember 12, 2015
Christensen can't settle on a satisfactory tone-mawkish one moment, menacing the next... His movie is so vehement about Richie's redemption that even its bumpy detours are dully predictable.
Cinemalogue.comDecember 31, 2014
The self-indulgent screenplay doesn't commit to its quirky deadpan humor and never generates enough narrative momentum to warrant feature expansion.
Advocate (Baton Rouge, LA)December 27, 2014
"Before I Disappear" suffers from a bland, disinterested tone. In the end, few will care when all of these people disappear.
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