The Last Ride (2012)



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After a meteoric rise to radio super-stardom in the late 1940's, Hank Williams, who called himself Luke the Drifter, had made a train wreck of his life. At the end of 1952, Hank Williams gathered what was left of his physical strength to make things right and began the long road back. On his way to a couple of New Year's shows in West Virginia and Ohio, he hired a local kid who didn't even own a radio, much less know who this legend was, to drive him to the gigs from Montgomery, AL. Hank … More

Rating: PG-13 (for thematic elements, some language, a fight and smoking)
Genre: Drama
Directed By: ,
Written By: Howard Klausner, Dub Cornett
In Theaters:
On DVD: Jun 4, 2013
Box Office: $16.3k
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as Silas

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as Street Musician

as Attendant

as Bellman

as Judge Matheny

as Maynard

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Critic Reviews for The Last Ride

All Critics (18) | Top Critics (11)

Alas, "The Last Ride" doesn't deliver much insight into Williams or the lifestyle that killed him.

Full Review… | August 23, 2012
Seattle Times
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The Last Ride doesn't give us a complete picture of Hank Williams. But it does ably illustrate the final days of his life.

Full Review… | August 23, 2012
Dallas Morning News
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James does a fine job of portraying a na´ve youth whose eyes slowly open to glimpse both the pleasures and the pain of living.

Full Review… | July 26, 2012
Arizona Republic
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Dramatically thin, formally uninspired and thematically weak, "The Last Ride" really goes nowhere.

Full Review… | June 29, 2012
Los Angeles Times
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Bearing all the hallmarks of a small-budget labor of love, The Last Ride is a leisurely paced but modestly engaging road trip that gets considerable mileage from the byplay between its two lead characters.

Full Review… | June 22, 2012
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This one is for Hank Williams fanatics only, and Mr. Thomas puts a dark and subtle sheen on a disappointingly watery script.

Full Review… | June 21, 2012
New York Times
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Audience Reviews for The Last Ride


Not exactly how I envisioned Hank to be but I certainly did not know him. This movie needed Hank Williams music in it to make it complete - and you know he crashed many of bars and took over the stage, he loved to show off, he loved the limelight, he had to be seen and recognised, it it would have been great to have heard Hank tell his story to the young driver, to see flashbacks that lead up to where they were at that point - because to be honest parts of this movie were kind of flat, a little back story would have been a real attention grabber... where was that in this movie? I would give it an 4 1/2- only because I think Hank have more charm & character than they had the actor express. I know this was just his 'last ride' but Hank had a real temper he also was smooth as silk with the ladies and he was one rowdy guy always looking for a fight - I just think maybe they could have let Jessie James add a lil more oomph into this character... this is definitely worth the watch. Kaley Cuoco was awesome in the movie, even though she had a small part. 4 1/2 stars 7-1013

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