• PG, 2 hr. 3 min.
  • Drama, Romance
  • Directed By:
    Elia Kazan
    In Theaters:
    Nov 19, 1976 Wide
    On DVD:
    Nov 18, 2003
  • Paramount Pictures

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The Last Tycoon Reviews

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Geoff Andrew
Time Out
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De Niro proves again how well he can carry a part, and is particularly good in scenes dealing with the day-to-day business of movie-making.

Full Review Source: Time Out

June 24, 2006
Chuck O'Leary
Fantastica Daily

| Original Score: 3/5

October 8, 2005
Lori Hoffman
Atlantic City Weekly

| Original Score: 3/5

June 15, 2005
Vincent Canby
New York Times
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The movie is full of echoes. We watch it as if at a far remove from what's happening, but that too is appropriate: Fitzgerald was writing history as it happened.

Full Review Source: New York Times | Original Score: 3/5

May 9, 2005
Philip Martin
Arkansas Democrat-Gazette

| Original Score: 3/5

February 26, 2005
Daniel M. Kimmel
Worcester Telegram & Gazette

| Original Score: 4/5

May 28, 2004
Frederic and Mary Ann Brussat
Spirituality and Practice

An exquisite screen interpretation of F. Scott Fitzgerald's unfinished novel on Hollywood during the Thirties

Full Review Source: Spirituality and Practice

January 18, 2004
Jeffrey M. Anderson
Combustible Celluloid

Kazan's rigid directing kills the spontaneity of nearly every cast member.

Full Review Source: Combustible Celluloid

September 26, 2008
Dennis Schwartz
Ozus' World Movie Reviews

It's a film that takes Hollywood too seriously and seems to worship with piety at its altar, but was too awkwardly presented to mean much.

Full Review Source: Ozus' World Movie Reviews | Original Score: C+

December 27, 2007

Variety
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Producer Sam Spiegel's contribution is admirable, but Elia Kazan's direction of the Pinter plot seems unfocussed though craftsmanlike. Robert De Niro's performance as the inscrutable boy-wonder of films is mildly intriguing.

Full Review Source: Variety

April 10, 2007

TV Guide's Movie Guide

Fitzgerald's unfinished novel transfers awkwardly to the screen but is saved from oblivion by that always-fascinating actor De Niro.

Full Review Source: TV Guide's Movie Guide | Original Score: 2.5/4

April 10, 2007
Jake Euker
F5 (Wichita, KS)

| Original Score: 2/5

November 4, 2004
Jamie Gillies
Apollo Guide

Out of place and not quite interesting enough to hold our attention, which is a disappointment, because it has many of the elements that can make for greatness.

Full Review Source: Apollo Guide | Original Score: 66/100

August 23, 2004
Pablo Villaca
Cinema em Cena

Interessante na maior parte do tempo, o filme acaba sendo prejudicado pela fraca subtrama romântica e pelo final medíocre (adaptar um livro inacabado pode ser má idéia).

| Original Score: 3/5

February 5, 2004
Christopher Null
Filmcritic.com

it isn't long before we stop caring

Full Review Source: Filmcritic.com | Original Score: 3/5

November 12, 2003

Film4

De Niro is well cast and star-spotting is always fun, but Kazan's direction never truly elicits the audience's empathy and Pinter's script has too many silences.

Full Review Source: Film4

May 24, 2003
Jonathan Rosenbaum
Chicago Reader
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Elia Kazan now admits that he directed this adaptation, his last Hollywood film, for the money. Unfortunately, it looks it.

Full Review Source: Chicago Reader

January 1, 2000
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