On the Count of Three (2021) - Rotten Tomatoes

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On the Count of Three (2021)

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Critic Consensus: It's occasionally uneven, but On the Count of Three finds director/star Jerrod Carmichael attempting an ambitious blend of drama and dark comedy -- and often succeeding.

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From Annapurna Pictures (Spring Breakers, Sorry to Bother You, Booksmart) and Orion Pictures, Jerrod Carmichael makes his directorial debut and stars in On the Count of Three, a darkly comic feature about two best friends, Val (Carmichael) and Kevin (Christopher Abbott), on the last day of their lives.

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With queries about trauma, loyalty, and race on its mind, On the Count of Three achieves something near impossible in its conclusion, distilling its themes into something both heartbreaking and disarmingly hopeful.

February 10, 2021 | Full Review…

What's on view lacks a well thought-out progression, insightful performances, astute directing, memorable cinematography or precise editing.

February 8, 2021 | Rating: 1.5/4 | Full Review…

You really have to know what you're doing if you're going to make a comedy out of a suicide pact between two friends.

February 4, 2021 | Rating: 3.5/4 | Full Review…

It's edgy beyond belief, but the screenwriters and Carmichael walk this tightrope without slipping into crassness. And the chemistry between Abbot and Carmichael makes for buddy-movie magic.

February 2, 2021 | Rating: 3.5/4 | Full Review…

Despite its abundant artistic shortcomings, On the Count of Three connects on strictly emotional and sociological levels with feelings of despair and pointlessness.

February 1, 2021 | Full Review…

A true marvel of pitch-black comedy.

January 31, 2021 | Full Review…

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