• R, 1 hr. 34 min.
  • Drama, Comedy
  • Directed By:    Don McKellar
  • In Theaters:    Jun 1, 1998 Wide
  • On DVD:    Mar 28, 2000
  • Lions Gate Film

Last Night Reviews

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Nick Davis
Nick's Flick Picks
April 30, 2004

The film has a kind of airless, artificial quality that made it seem much longer than it actually was.

Full Review | Original Score: C
Jeff Strickler
Minneapolis Star Tribune
Top Critic
November 6, 2002

McKellar is a good storyteller, and he demonstrates a clever -- albeit dark -- sense of humor. But much of it goes for naught because of the movie's sterile patina.

Full Review | Original Score: 2/4
Eric Monder
Film Journal International
August 17, 2002

Last Night employs an intriguing 'what if' scenario and mines a few authentic moments, but is hampered by the narrow imagination of its young creator.

Harvey S. Karten
Compuserve
July 21, 2002

Last Night is the work of a good playwright, not a screenwriter.

Scott A. Mantz
Scott Mantz' Movie Reviews
January 1, 2000

Full Review | Original Score: 1/5
J. Serpico
PopMatters
August 16, 2002

What begins as a serious attempt to question the materiality of existence and an individual's lack of control within a larger world spirals into a rather cloying romanticism.

Emanuel Levy
EmanuelLevy.Com
July 3, 2005

| Original Score: 2/5

Globe and Mail
Top Critic
April 12, 2002

Full Review | Original Score: 2.5/4
Roger Ebert
At the Movies
Top Critic
January 1, 2000

As the final hour approaches for the characters in Last Night, there are moments of startling poignancy.

Full Review | Original Score: 3/4
James Berardinelli
ReelViews
Top Critic
August 18, 2002

Last Night succeeds where so many other films have failed because it concentrates on the element that its predecessors have ignored: the human factor.

Full Review | Original Score: 3/4
James Rocchi
Netflix
November 7, 2002

It's the End of The World as We Know It, and this crafty Canadian film chronicles the end times in smart, snappy fashion.

Full Review | Original Score: 5/5
Eric D. Snider
eFilmCritic.com
January 1, 2000

Rarely has a movie provoked such deep thought as Last Night does.

Full Review | Original Score: B+
Mark R. Leeper
rec.arts.movies.reviews
January 1, 2000

Full Review | Original Score: high +2 out of -4..+4
Christopher Null
Filmcritic.com
January 1, 2000

Last Night is heavy filmmaking, but it rewards the patient viewer.

Full Review | Original Score: 3.5/5
Dennis Schwartz
Ozus' World Movie Reviews
January 1, 2000

The film has an impinging discreteness and courtesy about it...

Full Review | Original Score: A
MaryAnn Johanson
Flick Filosopher
January 1, 2000

Last Night is a certainly a thought-provoking film, if not a perfect one.

Full Review | Original Score: 6/10
Rob Blackwelder
SPLICEDWire
January 1, 2000

I wasn't sure if I liked Last Night until about an hour after I left the theater and realized I was having a hard time escaping the psychological wake of this allegory about the end of the world.

Full Review | Original Score: 8/10
Frederic and Mary Ann Brussat
Spirituality and Practice
March 4, 2002

An engaging apocalyptic romance.

Rich Cline
Shadows on the Wall
August 26, 2005

stunning apocalyptic drama

| Original Score: 5/5
Stephen Holden
New York Times
Top Critic
January 1, 2000

Although Last Night eschews sentimentality, the situation is so extreme that there is ultimately no avoiding it. But the intense performances of [Ms Oh and McKellar] ... keep the suds from billowing into more than a few discreet bubbles.

Full Review | Original Score: 3/5
Sam Adams
Philadelphia City Paper
January 1, 2000

Jeffrey M. Anderson
Combustible Celluloid
May 26, 2006

Geoff Andrew
Time Out
Top Critic
June 24, 2006

Robin Clifford
Reeling Reviews
April 9, 2005

Leonard Klady
Variety
Top Critic
March 26, 2009

Chuck Walton
Hollywood.com
September 8, 2009


Deseret News, Salt Lake City
June 18, 2003


Houston Chronicle
Top Critic
July 21, 2005


Hollywood Reporter
Top Critic
September 13, 2010


Sight and Sound
June 18, 2012

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