Last Night Reviews

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Lisa Schwarzbaum
Entertainment Weekly
September 7, 2011
Full Review | Original Score: A-
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Tom Huddleston
Time Out
June 1, 2011
'Last Night' is an empty exercise in sheer self-regard, a tedious, lifeless trawl through the secret lives of the rich and beautiful.
Full Review | Original Score: 1/5
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Stephen Cole
Globe and Mail
May 27, 2011
Forget about sex or adultery -- there isn't enough life in Last Night.
Full Review | Original Score: 1.5/4
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Stephanie Merry
Washington Post
May 13, 2011
Tadjedin banks on the power of telling, familiar moments, betting that viewers will recognize the heartache at the center of a fleeting expression or hurried action. For the most part, her gamble pays off.
Full Review | Original Score: 2.5/4
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Wesley Morris
Boston Globe
May 12, 2011
It's the sort of movie that thinks cutting between two different stories makes it art. Usually, it feels like an exercise in art. There's a lot of calisthenics but very little beauty or truth or whatever it is the movie is going for.
Full Review | Original Score: 2/4
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Peter Rainer
Christian Science Monitor
May 6, 2011
Will Michael succumb and prove Joanna correct in her suspicions? Will Alex's French accent conquer all? Do you care? I didn't.
Full Review | Original Score: C-
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Elizabeth Weitzman
New York Daily News
May 6, 2011
Massy Tadjedin's intimate directorial debut takes a spare, thoughtful approach to relationships.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/5
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Manohla Dargis
New York Times
May 6, 2011
Tadjedin shows an intimate understanding of how couples communicate through ellipses and of all that remains unsaid even amid torrents of angry words.
Full Review | Original Score: 3.5/5
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Kyle Smith
New York Post
May 6, 2011
Suspenseful though it is, the movie is quiet to the point of being sleepy, and Worthington is simply not working out as a screen star.
Full Review | Original Score: 2/4
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Mick LaSalle
San Francisco Chronicle
May 5, 2011
He's withheld and she's, frankly, grating. So we don't really care if they weather the current storm, because sooner or later they're bound to get divorced, anyway.
Full Review | Original Score: 2/4
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Sheri Linden
Los Angeles Times
May 5, 2011
It's hard to care about the fate of a marriage that never quite comes into focus.
Full Review | Original Score: 2/5
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Owen Gleiberman
Entertainment Weekly
May 4, 2011
The will-they-or-won't-they structure is a bit facile, but Last Night is on to something fascinating.
Full Review | Original Score: B+
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Rex Reed
New York Observer
May 4, 2011
It's a quiet, contemplative film that reminded me of Mike Nichols' Closer, with too many shots of lighting cigarettes and looking pensive in train windows, but I liked it.
Full Review | Original Score: 2.5/4
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David Fear
Time Out
May 3, 2011
A kinder, chicer Adrian Lyne movie.
Full Review | Original Score: 2/5
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Karina Longworth
Village Voice
May 3, 2011
Here, as in a cosmetics ad, the performers are assigned to telegraph desire as characters defined by visual stereotype, their empty chatter decorated with facile metaphors.
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Rob Nelson
Variety
April 29, 2011
Tastefully provocative, ultimately haunting.
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Kirk Honeycutt
Hollywood Reporter
April 29, 2011
The real question, is who cares?