The Last Shot Reviews

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½ March 27, 2015
another pic about the workings of tinseltown
Super Reviewer
April 28, 2014
Based on a true story, The Last Shot is a fun, satirical comedy that's full of laughs. In an attempt to bring down a mob boss the FBI sets up an elaborate sting operation posing as movie producers, but before long the fake movie they're making starts to take on a life of its own. The writing is pretty good and includes some interesting commentary about Hollywood and the tactics used by the FBI. Matthew Broderick, Alec Baldwin, Tony Shalhoub, and Calista Flockhart lead the cast and deliver some impressive performances. But, the character development is weak and there are some extraneous subplots that don't payoff. Yet, The Last Shot overcomes its script issues and delivers an entertaining film that tells an unusual tale of life and art blurring together.
March 20, 2014
Loved it! Hilarious! A satire comedy on everyone's fascination with and dreams about the movies. A great cast and script. Even the opening titles were good. Fun movie.
December 10, 2013
A fine cast and an interesting idea do not a movie make. The end credits rolled while I was still scratching my head waiting to laugh at something. Anything.
½ March 31, 2009
This didn't start out very promising but it actually got quite good. Toni Collette was fabulous.
August 29, 2007
Pretty cheesy. Just can't take Broderick seriously anymore.
August 12, 2012
Boring balls. Balls of condensed boredom, thrown at your face for 90 minutes.
May 6, 2012
the one joke premise becomes terribly boring after a while. the film promises a lot with the cast of interesting actors but sadly they can't save this one.
November 29, 2011
Alec Baldwin and Matthew Broderick are fantastic in this movie. The movie as a whole was alright; had some pretty funny lines. But the story was kind of blah to me, which is surprising because I love true stories. Just a one-time watch for me.
Super Reviewer
October 7, 2011
I'm a sucker for movies about making movies. This one is decent with some nice in-jokes. Nothing special, but better than critics said.
August 25, 2011
The Last Shot is a fun movie that didn't make much of a splash.
½ July 15, 2010
As a movie, it's not good, it's not bad, it's just kind of there
½ March 28, 2010
Sad, but you can enjoy it
August 30, 2009
wierd wierd movie, but a few really funny lines in it.
June 16, 2009
Inspirada en una operación real del F.B.I., Alec Baldwin interpreta a Joe Devine un agente del F.B.I. que para poder detener a una banda de mafiosos chantajistas con ramificaciones en varias ciudades, que se encargan de controlar a los sindicatos de camioneros necesarios cuando se va a rodar una película, debe fingirse un productor de Hollywood y buscar a algún guionista y director para que crea que está rodando la cinta, poder infiltrarse entre los mafiosos y detenerles. Alec vive a la sombra de su hermano (Ray Liotta), que encima es su superior y quien ha de encargarse de darle el tan ansiado ascenso que no llega.

De este modo, en Hollywood conoce a Steven Schats (Matthew Broderick), un taquillero de cine que escribió hace unos años junto con su hermano, el guión de 'Arizona', la búsqueda de su "fallecida hermana" Charlotte por el desierto de Arizona de un santuario de los indios Hoppi para intentar sanar su cáncer, sin conseguir curarse al final. Haciéndose pasar por productor, convence a Steven y a su mujer (Calista Flockhart) de que va a producir la película y comienzan los preparativos con un presupuesto limitado y trasladándose a la fría Providence, donde están los mafiosos, a rodar.

El rodaje se complica porque la noticia se filtra a la prensa, se enteran en el pueblo y Emily French (Toni Collette), una actriz que estuvo nominada a los Oscar y que estaba de retiro tras caer en las drogas, aparece como por arte de magia para el papel protagonista, al igual que Pat Norita (el Sr. Miyagi de 'Karate Kid') por lo que la película comienza a coger demasiada forma para lo que inicialmente se pensaba en el plan. Al mismo tiempo, Joe se emociona con su recién descubierta vocación de productor y lucha más por la película en sí que por la operación.

Todo se truncará cuando se descubra la verdad y aparezca el hermano del agente del F.B.I. para adelantar acontecimientos.

A pesar de querer ser una comedia, la película es más bien aburrida, con algunas secuencias levemente graciosas, pero sin matarse. Un forma de perder 90 minutos un tanto desaprovechada.
Super Reviewer
½ September 13, 2007
Really funny and silly.
shesdownbytheriver
Super Reviewer
January 10, 2009
No thankyou - Not interested.
August 14, 2008
wow i have just seen this movie 4 the 1st time n think that this is a good movie 2 watch....this has got a good cast of actors/actressess throughout this movie...i think that Matthew Broderick plays a good part throughout this movie...this is a good Mystery & Suspense, Comedy movie 2 watch because you never know what 2 expect throughout this movie...its enjoyable n i was shocked 2 learn that this is a true story but its still good
August 12, 2008
such a let down. i don't understand why the actors signed up for this film - the script is soooo bad even if its based on a true story
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