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The Last Station Reviews

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S. Jhoanna Robledo
Common Sense Media
December 31, 2010
Mature Tolstoy biopic recounts his conflicted last days.
Full Review | Original Score: 4/5
Simon Miraudo
Quickflix
October 21, 2010
The Last Station is the kind of adult drama that I'm just thankful is still being made. Therefore, I was ecstatic to also find it to be rather good.
Full Review | Original Score: 4/5
Enrique Buchichio
Uruguay Total
July 4, 2010
La película es un placer de principio a fin, no sólo por su valor testimonial y su estupenda reconstrucción de época, sino sobre todo por un notable elenco donde se lucen particularmente Helen Mirren y Christopher Plummer.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/5
July 4, 2010
All of the performances are universally stellar, making this not unlike last year's Doubt %u2014 a solid, if otherwise unremarkable film that provides a playground for performers of prodigious talents.
Full Review | Original Score: 6.4/10
James Croot
Flicks.co.nz
June 9, 2010
A charming and compelling account of Tolstoy's last year.
Full Review | Original Score: 4/5
Ben McEachen
Sunday Times (Australia)
April 8, 2010
This handsome, well-tuned adaptation of Jay Parini's Tolstoy biography avoids being a dour subtitled slog by its strong casting, layered contrasts of love and duty, and admirable air of enthusiasm.
Full Review | Original Score: 3.5/5
Robert Roten
Laramie Movie Scope
April 4, 2010
The acting is excellent by this very capable cast, and the story is interesting. The cinematography, by Sebastian Edschmid (Adam Resurrected) is also excellent. The outdoor scenes are lush and gorgeous.
Full Review | Original Score: B
Evan Williams
The Australian
April 2, 2010
Despite all the bitterness and skulduggery, The Last Station is surprisingly warm and spirited in tone.
Full Review | Original Score: 4/5
David Stratton
At the Movies (Australia)
April 1, 2010
In the end the film is quite moving, and the original home movie and newsreel footage we see over the end credits adds a potent touch to the drama we've already seen.
Full Review | Original Score: 3.5/5
Julie Rigg
MovieTime, ABC Radio National
April 1, 2010
Helen Mirren gives a scorching performance as Sophia: aggrieved, charming, seductive, furious, painted by the acolytes as hysterical, but also at times a woman with her own dignity.
Rhiannon Sawyer
FILMINK (Australia)
April 1, 2010
Impressively directed and finely acted, this film gives real insight into the life of a fascinating man.
Andrew L. Urban
Urban Cinefile
March 26, 2010
A superb cast all at their best help breath life into this biographical story of the last chapter of writer and philosopher (and liberal leaning aristocrat) Leo Tolstoy
Louise Keller
Urban Cinefile
March 26, 2010
Intensely told and beautifully realised reality with its gorgeous settings and accurate depiction of the era.
Annlee Ellingson
Moving Pictures Magazine
March 25, 2010
Two love stories -- one at the end of Tolstoy's turbulent 48-year marriage, the other at its beginning -- intersect at a rail station.
March 20, 2010
The Last Station is indeed well done, very moving, and informative, but it left me a little cold at the end. Perhaps I just felt frustrated at how little the world changes even when people with good ideas come along.
Full Review | Original Score: 4.5/5
Top Critic
Connie Ogle
Miami Herald
March 18, 2010
Literature lasts, but sometimes, The Last Station suggests, the ties that bind last, too.
| Original Score: 3/4
Jim Lane
Sacramento News & Review
March 14, 2010
Mirren and Plummer give lusty, full-blooded portraits of the Tolstoys...
Full Review | Original Score: 4/5
Brett McCracken
Christianity Today
March 5, 2010
Delicately photographed, whimsically scored and patiently paced, Station doesn't rely on flash and panache to make its points. But the points do come across elegantly.
Full Review | Original Score: 3.5/4
Top Critic
March 2, 2010
Some critics have derided the central performances as scenery-chewing excess, but these Tolstoys are characters who demand histrionics, and Mirren and Plummer are magnificent in delivering on those demands.
Philip Martin
Arkansas Democrat-Gazette
February 27, 2010
while ... buttressed by two of the past year's most entertaining performances ... the film as a whole is slightly underwhelming, in part because Tolstoy is simply too big a figure to fit into a two-hour drama.
Full Review | Original Score: 86/100
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