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
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
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
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.
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-
Jeffrey Chen
Window to the Movies
January 26, 2006
[Latifah] makes you easily sympathize with her character, even as you're aware of the plot's utter contrivance.
Full Review | Original Score: 6/10
Linda Cook
Quad City Times (Davenport, IA)
January 23, 2006
Note to Queen Latifah: I have almost forgiven you for the inexcusable "Taxi" now.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/4
David Nusair
Reel Film Reviews
January 22, 2006
...an admittedly inconsequential yet undeniably uplifting piece of work...
Full Review | Original Score: 3/4
Sean McBride
Sean the Movie Guy
January 19, 2006
Queen Latifah has such an engaging on-screen persona that she's able to make gem out of what would have otherwise been a lump of coal of a movie.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/4
Larry Ratliff
San Antonio Express-News
January 19, 2006
Last Holiday is the kind of film perfectly suited for those in the mood for something that doesn't require much more than a willingness to settle in for some warmhearted silliness. On that level, it's delicious.
| Original Score: 3/4
Ken Hanke
Mountain Xpress (Asheville, NC)
January 18, 2006
While nowhere near the quality of the Alec Guinness/J.B. Priestley original, this isn't an outright travesty.
Full Review | Original Score: 3.5/5
Top Critic
Matt Singer
Village Voice
January 17, 2006
The most surprisingly satisfying Hollywood comedy in ages.
January 16, 2006
Last Holiday is one of those perfect fantasy movies that somehow works in spite of itself...sometimes pat, sometimes a feel great movie, even when occasionally it trips over its own skis.
Full Review | Original Score: 4/5
Philip French
Observer [UK]
January 20, 2007

Sydney Morning Herald
May 26, 2006
Peter Bradshaw
Guardian
March 4, 2006
Tom Meek
Boston Phoenix
January 14, 2006
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St. Louis Post-Dispatch
January 14, 2006

Baltimore Sun
January 14, 2006

ComingSoon.net
January 13, 2006
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