has a bitter sweet quality that will appeal to an older demographic whose empathy with the themes will overcome the glitches
It's the labouring nature and tone of the story that eventually wore me down in this tale about grief, love and loss, despite a wonderful cast headed by Michael Caine
Last Love ambles into a finale that tries to resonate with something resembling tragic beauty, but never earns that right.
| Original Score: D
Dreary and depressing, it's so downmeat that even the considerable talents of Michael Caine cannot enliven the viewing.
| Original Score: 4/10
A story told too often highlights three great young actors, an emerging director and features a humorous and workmanlike performance by the master, Michael Caine, himself.
| Original Score: 7/10
Last Love doesn't have all that much story behind it, but a couple outstanding performances are enough to make it quite an enjoyable film.
| Original Score: 6/10
A clunky, banal and over-expository screenplay saved by the well-nuanced, heartfelt performance of Michael Caine, one of the greatest actors of our time.
| Original Score: 6.0001/10
This is a glacially paced movie, filled with sickly picture postcard imagery that seems designed to put you to sleep.
| Original Score: 1/4
This somber work about the worthiness of living has little life in it.
"Last Love" starts out promising enough, but alas, it doesn't last.
| Original Score: C+
Conventional drama about an ex-pat retired American professor mourning his beloved wife's passing benefits from always watchable star Michael Caine. But widespread web availability and familiar treatment of material...will spell mild box office.
This dull, dawdling film, adapted from Françoise Dorner's novel "La Douceur Assassine," eventually succumbs to sentimentality.
Not much happens in Sandra Nettelbeck's intimate family drama, but its well-drawn connections between lonely souls make an impact nonetheless.
| Original Score: 3/5
Nettelbeck ... strives to make Last Love a genuinely complex drama rooted in recognizable human behavior, and fails utterly in that effort.
Caine is terrific here, making Last Love and its ultimate third-act nosedive palatable, even profound during a few scenes of intimate soul searching.
| Original Score: B
You don't want a sequel to this one.
| Original Score: 2/4
Though there are some small, beautiful moments in Nettelbeck's drama, Last Love as a whole feels like it's been dosed with Xanax.
| Original Score: 2/5
Mawkishly adapted from Françoise Dorner's novel by Sandra Nettelbeck (Mostly Martha), the proceedings are so gentle that no dramatic momentum materializes.
A three-hander situated comfortably between Venus and Amour on the Euro-codger fun-time spectrum.
A poignant drama about loss, friendship, family and true love. It's a slow-moving -- but beautiful -- film with performances that go straight to your heart.