Last Love Reviews

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Inkoo Kang
Los Angeles Times
November 1, 2013
This somber work about the worthiness of living has little life in it.
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Jenna Scherer
Time Out
October 29, 2013
Though there are some small, beautiful moments in Nettelbeck's drama, Last Love as a whole feels like it's been dosed with Xanax.
Full Review | Original Score: 2/5
July 17, 2014
Sir Michael Caine is London personified, a British movie icon with one of the most distinctive voices in cinema. So why on earth would you mis-cast him as an American in Paris with a totally implausible accent?
Full Review | Original Score: 3/10
James Luxford
Radio Times
July 11, 2014
Caine's heart-rending flourish aside, this often mawkish drama struggles to make a point.
Full Review | Original Score: 2/5
Graham Young
Birmingham Mail
October 10, 2014
Caine's brave attempt to speak pigeon French with an American accent produces some unintentionally comedic moments. Every time he says 'Merci', for example, you'll think he's spotted a horse. As in "mare, see!"
Full Review | Original Score: 3/5
Robbie Collin
Daily Telegraph
July 10, 2014
It soon becomes clear that the chances of Caine and Poésy's characters' lop-sided relationship germinating into something interesting are vanishingly slim.
Full Review | Original Score: 2/5
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Nick Schager
Village Voice
October 29, 2013
Mawkishly adapted from Françoise Dorner's novel by Sandra Nettelbeck (Mostly Martha), the proceedings are so gentle that no dramatic momentum materializes.
Dan Callahan
RogerEbert.com
November 1, 2013
This is a glacially paced movie, filled with sickly picture postcard imagery that seems designed to put you to sleep.
Full Review | Original Score: 1/4
Louise Keller
Urban Cinefile
March 1, 2014
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
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Cath Clarke
Time Out
July 8, 2014
This sentimental Michael Caine drama is so dull that doctors could prescribe it to treat insomnia.
Full Review | Original Score: 2/5
Nigel Andrews
Financial Times
July 3, 2014
[A] sentimental, platitude-strewn film ...
Full Review | Original Score: 2/5
Susan Granger
SSG Syndicate
November 11, 2013
Dreary and depressing, it's so downmeat that even the considerable talents of Michael Caine cannot enliven the viewing.
Full Review | Original Score: 4/10
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Stephen Holden
New York Times
October 31, 2013
This dull, dawdling film, adapted from Françoise Dorner's novel "La Douceur Assassine," eventually succumbs to sentimentality.
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Tom Long
Detroit News
November 1, 2013
"Last Love" starts out promising enough, but alas, it doesn't last.
Full Review | Original Score: C+
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Boyd van Hoeij
Hollywood Reporter
October 11, 2013
It almost feels like the film splits into two separate stories in the second half.
Kevin Jagernauth
The Playlist
November 15, 2013
Last Love ambles into a finale that tries to resonate with something resembling tragic beauty, but never earns that right.
Full Review | Original Score: D
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Mike D'Angelo
AV Club
October 31, 2013
Nettelbeck ... strives to make Last Love a genuinely complex drama rooted in recognizable human behavior, and fails utterly in that effort.
Full Review | Original Score: C+
Matthew Turner
ViewLondon
July 10, 2014
Ultimately something of a disappointment thanks to a frustrating script that lacks focus and isn't sure which story to tell.
Full Review | Original Score: 2/5
Geoffrey Macnab
Independent
July 10, 2014
The film is a little too soft-centred to do justice to its own themes of bereavement, jealousy and family breakdown.
Full Review | Original Score: 2/5
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Scott Foundas
Variety
October 11, 2013
"Last Love" sticks to a flaccid middle ground lacking any real drama or pathos.
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