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The Last Song Reviews

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John Hanlon
Big Hollywood
December 25, 2012
A predictable but sweet old-fashioned teen romance.
Full Review | Original Score: 3.0/5
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Lisa Schwarzbaum
Entertainment Weekly
September 7, 2011
Here's the revelation: Miley Cyrus is a really interesting movie star in the making, with an intriguing echo-of-foghorn speaking voice, and a scuffed-up tomboyish physicality (in the Kristen Stewart mode) that sets her apart from daintier girls.
Full Review | Original Score: B
Rich Cline
Shadows on the Wall
May 6, 2010
Novelist Sparks turns screenwriter with this film, which combines his usual themes (beaches, grieving teens, cancer) as a vehicle for Cyrus to put her childhood career behind her. It's exactly what we expect, but it's also fairly watchable.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/5
David Edwards
Daily Mirror (UK)
April 30, 2010
While it's quite watchable, The Last Song doesn't feel like a film that's been made so much as assembled from standard teen movie clichés.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/5
David Hughes
Empire Magazine
April 29, 2010
Honest and disarming, although with the obligatory Sparks pathos.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/5
Roz Laws
Birmingham Post
April 29, 2010
It's pretty watchable, mainly thanks to strong performances from Kinnear and Coleman. Cyrus, sadly, fails to convey a broken heart.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/4
Trevor Johnston
Radio Times
April 29, 2010
The jury is still out on Cyrus's ability to sustain her screen career over the longer term, but this is respectable enough as a first step in that direction.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/5
Matthew Turner
April 28, 2010
Watchable drama that never strays too far from the Nicholas Sparks formula but succeeds thanks to likeable performances from Miley Cyrus and Greg Kinnear.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/5
David Nusair
Reel Film Reviews
April 25, 2010
The Last Song ultimately proves to be a far more engaging piece of work than the viewer might've initially suspected.
Full Review | Original Score: 2.5/4
Linda Cook
Quad City Times (Davenport, IA)
April 10, 2010
The ending is contrived, it's true. But I had a good time getting there in Nicholas Sparks' 'The Last Song.'
Full Review| Original Score: 3/4
Lori Hoffman
Atlantic City Weekly
April 10, 2010
Movies made from Nicholas Sparks' books often have their nice moments and their moments where the sentimentality goes overboard.
Full Review | Original Score: 2.5/4
Margaret Pomeranz
At the Movies (Australia)
April 7, 2010
This being a Nicholas Sparkes' project you know that there will be sentiment galore, a teary finale, romance and reconciliation. So no surprises here. But there are a couple of elements that add a bit of ballast to this film.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/5
Jackie K. Cooper
April 6, 2010
A typical Sparks tearjerker but with more depth and emotion; Cyrus is fine in the lead role.
Full Review | Original Score: 7/10
Keith Cohen
Entertainment Spectrum
April 3, 2010
Cyrus does not disappoint her fans and makes a smooth transition from comedy to drama. The movie's main drawback is that it compresses everything, leaving no breathing room in its under two-hour running time. Those wishing to spend more time with the cha
Full Review | Original Score: 3/4
Daniel M. Kimmel
New England Movies Weekly
April 2, 2010
Cyrus manages to make you forget the broad slapstick she plays as Disney's poster girl and instead conveys genuine adolescence surliness.
Full Review | Original Score: 2.5/5
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Joe Morgenstern
Wall Street Journal
April 2, 2010
The movie moves Ms. Cyrus from where she was to more or less where she and her handlers wanted to be, and Mr. Kinnear's musician father, Steve, adds a generous measure of grace.
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Jon Bream
Minneapolis Star Tribune
March 31, 2010
[Cyrus is] believable as Ronnie partly because she, too, is 17 and at a crossroads in her life.
Full Review | Original Score: 2.5/4
Armond White
New York Press
March 31, 2010
Cyrus' acting ability makes Veronica's emotional make-over work.
Matt Soergel
Florida Times-Union
March 31, 2010
It might as well wear a 'kick-me' sign for critics, grouches and Internet trolls ... No matter: Its intended youngish, girlish audience should like it just fine, satisfied sniffles and all.
Full Review | Original Score: 2.5/4
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Carrie Rickey
Philadelphia Inquirer
March 31, 2010
Robinson is a sympathetic director of actors, allowing almost everyone their dignity. For the most part, she keeps this emotionally charged story in the schmaltz-free zone.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/4
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