• R, 1 hr. 53 min.
  • Drama
  • Directed By:
    Michael Hoffman
    In Theaters:
    Jan 15, 2010 Wide
    On DVD:
    Jun 22, 2010
  • Sony Pictures Classics


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The Last Station Reviews

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S. Jhoanna Robledo
Common Sense Media

Mature Tolstoy biopic recounts his conflicted last days.

Full Review Source: Common Sense Media | Original Score: 4/5

December 31, 2010
Simon Miraudo

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 Source: Quickflix | Original Score: 4/5

October 21, 2010
Enrique Buchichio
Uruguay Total

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 Source: Uruguay Total | 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 Source: DCist | Original Score: 6.4/10

July 4, 2010
James Croot

A charming and compelling account of Tolstoy's last year.

Full Review Source: Flicks.co.nz | Original Score: 4/5

June 9, 2010
Ben McEachen
Sunday Times (Australia)

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 Source: Sunday Times (Australia) | Original Score: 3.5/5

April 8, 2010
Robert Roten
Laramie Movie Scope

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 Source: Laramie Movie Scope | Original Score: B

April 4, 2010
Evan Williams
The Australian

Despite all the bitterness and skulduggery, The Last Station is surprisingly warm and spirited in tone.

Full Review Source: The Australian | Original Score: 4/5

April 2, 2010
David Stratton
At the Movies (Australia)

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 Source: At the Movies (Australia) | Original Score: 3.5/5

April 1, 2010
Julie Rigg
MovieTime, ABC Radio National

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.

Full Review Source: MovieTime, ABC Radio National

April 1, 2010
Rhiannon Sawyer
FILMINK (Australia)

Impressively directed and finely acted, this film gives real insight into the life of a fascinating man.

Full Review Source: FILMINK (Australia)

April 1, 2010
Andrew L. Urban
Urban Cinefile

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

Full Review Source: Urban Cinefile

March 26, 2010
Louise Keller
Urban Cinefile

Intensely told and beautifully realised reality with its gorgeous settings and accurate depiction of the era.

Full Review Source: Urban Cinefile

March 26, 2010
Annlee Ellingson
Moving Pictures Magazine

Two love stories -- one at the end of Tolstoy's turbulent 48-year marriage, the other at its beginning -- intersect at a rail station.

Full Review Source: Moving Pictures Magazine

March 25, 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 Source: Cinerina | Original Score: 4.5/5

March 20, 2010
Connie Ogle
Miami Herald
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Literature lasts, but sometimes, The Last Station suggests, the ties that bind last, too.

| Original Score: 3/4

March 18, 2010
Jim Lane
Sacramento News & Review

Mirren and Plummer give lusty, full-blooded portraits of the Tolstoys...

Full Review Source: Sacramento News & Review | Original Score: 4/5

March 14, 2010
Brett McCracken
Christianity Today

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 Source: Christianity Today | Original Score: 3.5/4

March 5, 2010
Jonathan F. Richards
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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.

Full Review Source: Film.com

March 2, 2010
Philip Martin
Arkansas Democrat-Gazette

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 Source: Arkansas Democrat-Gazette | Original Score: 86/100

February 27, 2010
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