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Last Holiday Reviews

November 27, 2006
Here at least, Latifah has only two modes: heavily constipated and sass-tastic.
Read More | Original Score: C-
June 24, 2006
It's not exactly distinguished, but pleasantly warm-hearted, and the sort of thing you might enjoy on afternoon TV when laid up with the flu.
January 17, 2006
The most surprisingly satisfying Hollywood comedy in ages.
January 13, 2006
It may not be much -- it's a remake of a 1950 Alec Guinness film -- but it is as bright as a Christmas bauble.
Full Review | Original Score: 2.5/4
January 13, 2006
In its corny, cartoonish way, it even suggests a generosity of spirit that's faithful to the 1950 original.
Full Review | Original Score: 2.5/5
January 13, 2006
An awful lot makes no sense in Jeffrey Price and Peter Seaman's script, starting with its basic premise.
Full Review | Original Score: 2/4
January 13, 2006
This is a movie with lots of great cuisine, and precious little flava.
Read More | Original Score: 2/5
January 13, 2006
Latifah's carpe diem spirit sustains the picture, even when the script is carpe dumb.
Read More | Original Score: 3/4
January 13, 2006
Last Holiday is a thoroughly mediocre dramedy.
Read More | Original Score: 2/4
January 13, 2006
The Queen never lets us down.
Read More | Original Score: 3/4
January 13, 2006
Last Holiday isn't much more than a fantasy, but it's a sweet one, and it's far more worthy of attention than such hideous garbage as Rumor Has It . . . .
Full Review | Original Score: 2.5/4
January 13, 2006
A mild, fangless, forgettable thing that entertains some and offends little, barring one obnoxious subcontinental stereotype and a cloying urge to make everybody chipper at the end.
Full Review | Original Score: 2/4
January 13, 2006
The pace drags, the stunt double work is obvious and the slapstick, especially a ski-hill scene, is contrived and extended.
Read More | Original Score: 2/4
January 13, 2006
Track down the old movie if you crave a real meal.
Full Review | Original Score: 2/4
January 13, 2006
For a movie about overcoming fear and living out loud, Last Holiday's too-tidy conclusion isn't a sign of hope so much as a lack of nerve.
Read More | Original Score: 2.5/4
January 13, 2006
Last Holiday, in its feathery, good-hearted way, is enough to give you pause.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/4
January 12, 2006
There are some funny gags interspersed among the undistinguished ones, but Wang's direction has little snap or wit, and the movie overall is too fixated on the laborious task of massaging our universal self-esteem.
January 12, 2006
The frothy Last Holiday serves its purpose: amusing escapism.
Full Review | Original Score: 2.5/4
January 12, 2006
It's far from a five-hanky snifflefest, even for softies, but thanks to Latifah's talent, you'll say 'Awwww, that was sweet' when the credits roll.
Read More | Original Score: 3/5
January 12, 2006
This story of a gentle soul (Queen Latifah) who learns to live only after learning of her imminent death is as witless as it is formulaic.
Read More | Original Score: 1.5/5
January 12, 2006
Latifah proves once again the weird parallels between rap stardom and movie stardom. Both formats seem to be about a magical something called presence, and Latifah, even in a dialed-down, quiet role like this one, has it.
January 12, 2006
The Queen is in fine form, but this particular throne is a bit rickety.
Full Review | Original Score: C
January 12, 2006
The Last Holiday would be predictable even if it weren't a remake, but that isn't necessarily a drawback. On the contrary, it actually adds a boost to the movie's feel-good format.
Read More | Original Score: 3/4
January 12, 2006
Last Holiday plays like a hug. When a movie can do that, a strange transformation takes place.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/4
January 12, 2006
If Last Holiday were a song, it'd be one of Earth, Wind and Fire's brassier anthems of uplift and self-realization.
Read More | Original Score: 2.5/4
January 12, 2006
We may know exactly where we're going, but the journey is so much fun, all but the most peevish audience members will find it impossible to complain.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/4
January 12, 2006
She's (Queen Latifa) the unexpected and hugely effective star of Last Holiday, a pleasant trifle made far better than it should be by her effortless charm and expansive spirit.
Read More | Original Score: B+
January 12, 2006
Whether performing a thrilling, impromptu church spiritual or making a grand entrance in a shimmering red chiffon gown, Queen Latifah fills every frame of the film with her uncorked generosity of spirit.
January 11, 2006
A chaste and tepid remake.
Full Review | Original Score: C
January 9, 2006
Latifah ensures that Last Holiday is often very charming and never less than pleasant.
January 9, 2006
This is the Queen Latifah performance I've been waiting for ever since she broke into movies.
January 6, 2006
One of the most likable performers in the business, Queen Latifah finally gets a vehicle that gives her formidable talents and expansive spirit plenty of blooming room.