• R, 1 hr. 37 min.
  • Drama, Comedy
  • Directed By:
    Michael Caleo
    In Theaters:
    May 18, 2007 Wide
    On DVD:
    Jul 10, 2007
  • Sony Pictures Entertainment


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The Last Time Reviews

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Heather Huntington

Love LaBute? Mad for Mamet? Well, let me introduce you to Michael Caleo.

Full Review Source: ReelzChannel.com | Original Score: 8/10

August 27, 2008
Urban Cinefile Critics
Urban Cinefile

Finding the all-important Achilles heel is the central focus of The Last Time, a routine office drama with a love triangle that unexpectedly turns into a biting character study.

Full Review Source: Urban Cinefile

November 26, 2007
Eric D. Snider

A melodramatic disaster.

Full Review Source: EricDSnider.com | Original Score: D

August 10, 2007
Nick Schager
Slant Magazine

Seemingly developed at the David Mamet Institute for Twist-Laden Salesmen Dramas.

Full Review Source: Slant Magazine | Original Score: 1.5/4

August 6, 2007
Chuck O'Leary

Wildly entertaining ... Skillfully walks a fine line between black comedy and intense drama ... It's one of the year's best.

Full Review Source: FulvueDrive-in.com | Original Score: B+

July 5, 2007
Frank Lovece
Film Journal International

A clever and twisty calling card for filmmaker Michael Caleo.

Full Review Source: Film Journal International

May 21, 2007
Tony Medley

If this isn't the most irritating film I've seen this year, it's close. No, I take that back. It is the most irritating film I've seen all year.

Full Review Source: tonymedley.com | Original Score: 0/10

May 20, 2007
Maitland McDonagh
TV Guide's Movie Guide

A little bit nutty and pretty entertaining in a thoroughly unconvincing way. And watch out for that 11th-hour twist -- it's a head snapper.

Full Review Source: TV Guide's Movie Guide | Original Score: 2.5/4

May 18, 2007
Jim Hemphill

It alternates between bleak cynicism and a genuinely romantic sensibility, and this unusual combination makes the movie a great vehicle for Keaton and Valletta, and a compelling drama for the audience.

| Original Score: 3/4

May 18, 2007
Lou Lumenick
New York Post
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[Writer-director] Caleo isn't able to sell The Last Time -- not the affair and especially not the ludicrous twist ending.

Full Review Source: New York Post | Original Score: 1/4

May 18, 2007
Jack Mathews
New York Daily News
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Feels like a script that was written backwards, as if the twist ending occurred to [writer-director] Caleo first and he then filled out a story to get to it. Fair enough, except getting there in this case is just no fun.

Full Review Source: New York Daily News | Original Score: 2/4

May 18, 2007
Kevin Crust
Los Angeles Times
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Strives for contemporary noir in tone but feels closer to an ineffective parody of James M. Cain filtered through faux David Mamet dialogue.

Full Review Source: Los Angeles Times | Original Score: 2/5

May 18, 2007
Matt McKillop

exists to pad the resume of everyone whose name appears in the credits.

Full Review Source: Filmcritic.com | Original Score: 1.5/5

May 18, 2007
John Anderson
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While his cast is first-rate, director-writer Michael Caleo doesn't know quite what his movie is about.

Full Review Source: Newsday | Original Score: 2.5/4

May 17, 2007
Rex Reed
New York Observer
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For all the good work that went into it, the movie is as phony as a game of three-card monte.

Full Review Source: New York Observer

May 16, 2007
Aaron Hillis
Village Voice
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Akin to hip-hop culture's misappropriation of Scarface as a tale of gangsta empowerment, writer-director Michael Caleo crudely latches onto the surface misanthropy of David Mamet's work to fuel his forgettable first feature.

Full Review Source: Village Voice

May 15, 2007

Time Out New York
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Full Review Source: Time Out New York | Original Score: 1/6

July 21, 2007
Jeannette Catsoulis
New York Times
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July 21, 2007

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