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How It Ends

By Renee Longstreet, Common Sense Media Reviewer

age 17+

Violent, profanity-filled tale lacks logic and resolution.

Movie NR 2018 113 minutes
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age 16+

Based on 18 parent reviews

age 16+
I didn't like how the actor portrayed himself. Too cool for his role
age 18+

How it ends

Fantastic potential for a excellent movie until the ending. Most terrible ending of all times. Good grief !! Did your cheese fall out of your sandwich? Did your mind stop functioning to end this movie so crazy ?

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Parents say (18 ):
Kids say (7 ):

Wonderful camera work, along with top-notch stunts and special effects, can't begin to make up for a story that simply doesn't track, that lacks logic, cohesion, and even a modicum of resolution. And sincere performances fail to mitigate the script. The action-packed journey seems to go on forever. Every cliché of dystopian villainy shows up to impede the two heroes. Mains roads are either too dangerous or closed, but that doesn't mean that the men won't conveniently show up just down the road from a friend or even a family member. And they're isolated the rest of the time -- speeding down lonely roads. Where is everybody else on the planet? Endings that leave some question for audiences to ponder and/or sort out can be inspiring, provocative, or fun. But there's no ending; How it Ends simply stops. If the folks who created this film hoped that the title would explain everything, it was wishful thinking. Not recommended.

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