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Last Ride Reviews

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Stanley Kauffmann
The New Republic
August 8, 2012
The Australian outback, the setting for most of Last Ride, an extraordinary film for which the locale is a quiet, almost secret catalyst.
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Colin Covert
Minneapolis Star Tribune
July 19, 2012
The title more or less gives away the film's design, but the predestined journey is taut and tragic nevertheless.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/4
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Farran Smith Nehme
New York Post
July 6, 2012
Both Weaving and the movie itself do manage to show that this violent, hopelessly damaged man yearns to be a father, but will never know how.
Full Review | Original Score: 2.5/4
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Manohla Dargis
New York Times
July 5, 2012
Mr. Ivin doesn't have a strong narrative line to play with or become distracted by, but he takes off on some lovely detours, whether he's narrowing in on Chook or going wide to take in the world that waits beyond.
| Original Score: 3/5
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July 5, 2012
Weaving, best known for The Matrix and the Lord of the Rings trilogies, brings subtlety and poignance to the hoodlum's mercurial character.
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Joe Neumaier
New York Daily News
July 5, 2012
Ivin's film, based on a novel, becomes too melodramatic and bleakly obvious. Weaving, though, as always, is never less than magnetic.
Full Review | Original Score: 2/5
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Nick Schager
Village Voice
July 3, 2012
Ivin conveys both facts and emotions with efficient brushstrokes (a spied glance, an offhand comment) that are matched by an understated, evocative lyricism.
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Alison Willmore
AV Club
June 28, 2012
A sad, standout showcase for Weaving's talents as a man whose good intentions can't fix the fact that irreparable mistakes have already been made.
Full Review | Original Score: B
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Roger Ebert
Chicago Sun-Times
June 28, 2012
As Kev, the veteran actor Weaving gives the performance of lifetime.
Full Review | Original Score: 4/4
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Russell Edwards
February 23, 2012
First-time director Ivin makes a smooth transition to the broader canvas of features.