The Last of Sheila (1973) - Rotten Tomatoes

The Last of Sheila (1973)




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Sheila was the name of the late wife of a Hollywood-producer, played by James Coburn. "Sheila" is also the name of Coburn's yacht, where he throws a party with a curiously chosen guest list. Most of the revellers openly despise one another, but Coburn has a motivation for this odd assortment: one of his six guests was responsible for Sheila's death. Playing a variation on an old parlor game, Coburn hands out cards to his guests, one of which reads "I am the hit-and-run driver." After several flashbacks and showcase scenes for the various Big Stars involved in this escapade (among them Raquel Welch, Richard Benjamin, Dyan Cannon, Joan Hackett, James Mason and Ian McShane), Coburn is himself killed. Before the mystery is finally solved, one other will also die. The script, by Anthony Perkins and Stephen Sondheim,was written in the manner of a British crossword and is chock full of anagrams and other word plays that are sure to delight puzzle aficionados.more
Rating: PG
Genre: Drama, Action & Adventure, Mystery & Suspense, Classics
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Written By: Stephen Sondheim, Anthony Perkins
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On DVD: Apr 20, 2004


Dyan Cannon
as Christine
James Coburn
as Clinton
Ian McShane
as Anthony
Elliott Geisinger
as American Couple
Pierro Rosso
as Vittorio
Robert Rossi
as Captain
Elaine Geisinger
as American Couple
Jack Pugeat
as Silver Salesman
as Locksmith
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Critic Reviews for The Last of Sheila

All Critics (16) | Top Critics (5)

Full Review… | October 23, 2004
Chicago Sun-Times
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Full Review… | March 26, 2009
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Full Review… | February 9, 2006
Time Out
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Full Review… | May 9, 2005
New York Times
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Full Review… | January 1, 2000
Chicago Reader
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Campy gamer thriller that wasn't as much fun as it pretended to be.

Full Review… | June 13, 2010
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Audience Reviews for The Last of Sheila

great puzzle of a film with a great 70's cast!

jay nixon

Super Reviewer

[font=Century Gothic]In "The Last of Sheila", Clinton(James Coburn) is a wealthy film producer. One year after his beloved, Sheila(Yvonne Romaine), a gossip columnist, was killed by a hit and run driver, he has invited six friends - an actress(Raquel Welch), her tempestuous husband(Ian McShane), an agent(Dyan Cannon), a struggling writer(Richard Benjamin), his rich wife(Joan Hackett) and a director(James Mason) to spend a week on his yacht cruising in the Mediterranean under the auspices of possibly filming a biopic about Sheila but also to play a wicked game. The object of the game is to discover a person's secret and everyone aboard has one...[/font]
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[font=Century Gothic]"The Last of Sheila" is a lightweight mystery written by Anthony Perkins and Steven Sondheim. The film spends too much time in the setup and the ending is questionable but a good cast makes the most of the material.[/font]

Walter M.

Super Reviewer

interesting whodunit ala 10 little indians..colorful talented cast including
Coburn, Mason, Welch, Benjamin...problem was I thought too much trying to put the clues together to really enjoy what was happening on the screen...I liked it, just confused me at the end and never did figure it out despite several viewings..

alan jay

Super Reviewer

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