Last Holiday Reviews

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Jeffrey Lyles
Lyles' Movie Files
December 22, 2014
Might not be in the first tier of holiday classics, but its winning cast led by its captivating star make this one you'll want to keep in your Christmas viewing rotation.
Full Review | Original Score: 7/10
Cynthia Fuchs
Common Sense Media
December 16, 2010
Formulaic but sometimes winning comedy.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/5
David Noh
Film Journal International
March 1, 2007
Queen Latifah remains here an utterly imperturbable, warm and human presence.
Robert Roten
Laramie Movie Scope
January 27, 2007
A nice little romantic comedy which also packs an emotional punch.
Full Review | Original Score: B
Top Critic
Keith Phipps
AV Club
November 27, 2006
Here at least, Latifah has only two modes: heavily constipated and sass-tastic.
Full Review | Original Score: C-
Camerin Courtney
Christianity Today
September 26, 2006
If you had three weeks left to live, I wouldn't recommend you spend your precious time watching this.
| Original Score: 2/4
Top Critic
Trevor Johnston
Time Out
June 24, 2006
It's not exactly distinguished, but pleasantly warm-hearted, and the sort of thing you might enjoy on afternoon TV when laid up with the flu.
Rory L. Aronsky
Film Threat
June 16, 2006
It's obvious where "Last Holiday" goes and at times it takes too long to get there, but watching Latifah work her style and spirit when she gets to the Grandhotel Pupp is pure enjoyment.
Full Review | Original Score: 3.5/5
Peter Sobczynski
eFilmCritic.com
June 3, 2006
Not the worst movie ever made -- no thanks to Latifah.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/5
Urban Cinefile Critics
Urban Cinefile
May 13, 2006
A wish fulfilment fantasy dressed up with a shopping spree, a gorgeous mountain resort in Europe, a world class chef creating new menus every day, champagne, exotic massage and health spa, snow capped scenery and linen to die for
Jim Lane
Sacramento News & Review
May 12, 2006
Wayne Wang keeps things on an even keel, with good supporting performances from LL Cool J as Latifah's romantic interest, Timothy Hutton as a corporate villain and Alicia Witt as Hutton's secretary/mistress.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/5
Matt Pais
Metromix.com
May 4, 2006
Latifah is the risk-taking spark in a film that takes few chances of its own.
Full Review | Original Score: 2.5/4
Jim Slotek
Jam! Movies
April 8, 2006
Is Wayne Wang going to keep remaking Maid In Manhattan until he gets it right? Well, keep trying Wayne.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/5
Anna Smith
Empire Magazine
April 1, 2006
Money can buy you happiness in this inferior remake - although its makeover storyline may please fans of The Princess Diaries et al.
Full Review | Original Score: 2/5
Matthew Turner
ViewLondon
March 2, 2006
It's clear that Queen Latifah is a proper, old school movie star - the camera loves her and her constantly upbeat screen persona is extremely likeable. It's just a shame that studios don't seem able to find a decent vehicle for her talents.
Full Review | Original Score: 2/5
February 22, 2006
At best it's a bumpy ride through predictable territory.
Full Review | Original Score: 2/5
Todd Jorgenson
Denton Record Chronicle (TX)
February 21, 2006
[Latifah] shows both comedic and dramatic range, and garners sympathy despite the script's lack of depth.
Rich Cline
Shadows on the Wall
February 4, 2006
This is a terrific story with lots of wonderful ideas swirling around inside it, and a few genuinely wonderful sequences. But the film suffers from a complete lack of attitude or style.
Full Review | Original Score: 2.5/5
Steven Snyder
Zertinet Movies
February 1, 2006
"Last Holiday" is more than a story that lets us escape. It's a story we'd like to believe could actually happen.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/4
Mark Pfeiffer
Reel Times: Reflections on Cinema
January 31, 2006
Set in a luxurious locale and awash in generosity for its characters, even the mean ones, Last Holiday delivers the glamour and sentimentality associated with classic movies.
Full Review | Original Score: B-
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