The Last Song Reviews

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John Gholson
Cinematical
February 10, 2012
It's an entire season's worth of a teen soap opera crammed into a feature film.
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Roger Moore
Orlando Sentinel
March 30, 2010
It's not a great film, with some edge Sparks put in the novel left out of the script. But there's real chemistry between the young lovers.
Full Review | Original Score: 2/4
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Roger Ebert
Chicago Sun-Times
March 31, 2010
I like Miley Cyrus. I like her in spite of the fact that she's been packaged within an inch of her life.
Full Review | Original Score: 2.5/4
Nell Minow
Beliefnet
March 30, 2010
Cyrus has a likable, unforced screen presence but does not have the training or focus to show us any change more significant than the disappearance of the nose stud.
Full Review | Original Score: C
Nell Minow
Movie Mom at Yahoo! Movies
February 18, 2012
Full Review | Original Score: C
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Michael Phillips
Chicago Tribune
March 31, 2010
Sand dunes at sunset, summer lovin' (had me a blast!), a third-act medical crisis and a clutch of letters designed to be read aloud in voice-over: Another month, another adaptation of a Nicholas Sparks romance.
Full Review | Original Score: 2/4
Giles Hardie
Sydney Morning Herald
April 18, 2010
'Clunky, one paced and mostly off key' not only describes Hemsworth's intentionally bad singing in The Last Song but also the film.
Full Review | Original Score: 2/5
Alicia Malone
FILMINK (Australia)
April 1, 2010
This is Miley's first dramatic role, and it proves that she should stick with her popular TV character.
Kimberly Gadette
Indie Movies Online
March 31, 2010
Hopefully with this, his second critical flop within two months, Sparks will think thrice before hurting us again. This last song? A requiem.
Full Review | Original Score: 1/10
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Kirk Honeycutt
Hollywood Reporter
March 31, 2010
A dramatic showcase for a more grown-up Miley Cyrus, but not much more.
Cris Kennedy
Screenwize
July 4, 2010
This is piano-key-tinkling melodrama that pulls out just about every cliché in the book.
| Original Score: 1.5/5
Tim Grierson
Screen International
March 31, 2010
Teen sensation Miley Cyrus's bid for film stardom outside of her Hannah Montana persona gets off to a rocky start with The Last Song.
Tom Meek
Boston Phoenix
March 31, 2010
Sparks also chips in as screenwriter, so he has no excuse for the messy result, and it doesn't help that director Julie Anne Robinson works the material like a pugilist throwing emotional kidney punches.
Full Review | Original Score: 2.5/4
Robbie Collin
News of the World
April 29, 2010
The Last Song, from Miley Cyrus. If only we lived in a world where movie titles were legally binding.
Full Review | Original Score: 2/5
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Dan Kois
Washington Post
March 31, 2010
Cyrus is game and appealing, but she's not nearly enough of a natural actress to pull off the emotional whip-cracks the story puts Ronnie through.
Full Review | Original Score: 2/4
Michael Smith
Tulsa World
April 9, 2010
Watching her graduate into mature roles is like watching a 17-year-old girl graduate from high school: So young, so full of promise, so little idea how to act like a grown-up.
Full Review | Original Score: 1/4
Nick Schager
Slant Magazine
March 31, 2010
The film is engineered to entice tween female moviegoers and repel everyone else.
Full Review | Original Score: 1.5/4
Eric D. Snider
EricDSnider.com
April 1, 2010
The tears are jerked gracelessly and methodically. But this is what you want in a Nicholas Sparks movie starring Miley Cyrus, right?
Full Review | Original Score: C-
Jeff Bayer
The Scorecard Review
April 1, 2010
It seems we're stuck in the middle with Miley. She's not ready to be a dramatic lead, and her core audience will be bored with this typical Sparks story.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/10
Louise Keller
Urban Cinefile
March 26, 2010
The set-up and the story are as unbelievable as the characters and the way they react with each other
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