The Last Song Reviews

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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.
April 30, 2010
The "last song"? In all conscience, that should really have been Billy Ray's Achy Breaky Heart in a brooding minor key. You'll feel the ache and hear the break.
April 29, 2010
Anyone but Cyrus fans will find this one of the more inferior Sparks adaptations -- and yes, that includes Nights in Rodanthe.
April 18, 2010
'Clunky, one paced and mostly off key' not only describes Hemsworth's intentionally bad singing in The Last Song but also the film.
April 2, 2010
It's like Dante and Beatrice all over again, with the Georgia coast standing in for Paradise.
April 2, 2010
Sadly, without a single note of originality, Last Song is an awfully long and tiresome tune.
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.
April 1, 2010
So bad it makes The Notebook look like Casablanca.
April 1, 2010
This is Miley's vehicle, but the strongest scenes are between Kinnear and Coleman.
April 1, 2010
Years on the Hannah Montana TV series have not adequately prepared Miley Cyrus for screen acting, even in a vehicle as unchallenging as this adaptation of a Nicholas Sparks novel.
March 31, 2010
[Cyrus is] believable as Ronnie partly because she, too, is 17 and at a crossroads in her life.
March 31, 2010
For those wondering if the continuing popularity of such exercises might make this one worth the ticket price, the same effect might be achieved by writing names and obstacles (make some tragic) on index cards and tossing them in the air.
March 31, 2010
It's not surprising that in the hands of a first-time director and first-time screenwriter, nobody in this movie behaves like a recognizable human being, but it is surprising that Cyrus comes across as such an unlikable sourpuss.
March 31, 2010
Huffing through the early scenes of The Last Song with black leather boots and a frozen pout, Miley Cyrus plays author Nicholas Sparks' idea of a rebel, which is to say Ned Flanders' idea of a rebel.
March 31, 2010
The Original Nicholas Sparks Romance Factory accomplishes its goals. The New Miley Cyrus Acting Company falls a bit shorter.
March 31, 2010
Cyrus is ghastly in The Last Song, bad not just in one or two ways, but in all kinds of ways. It was a disservice to the audience, to the material and to Cyrus herself that she was put in this position.
March 31, 2010
The predictable plot mechanics aren't what make it insufferable. The big problem is Miley Cyrus.
March 31, 2010
Cyrus is game and appealing, but she's not nearly enough of a natural actress to pull off the emotional whip-cracks the story puts Ronnie through.
March 31, 2010
Cyrus, alas, hasn't yet learned not to act with her eyebrows and overbite. But she does show off her considerable chops as a pianist and remains reasonably likable throughout.
March 31, 2010
It's the worst of both worlds as Disney cash cow Miley Cyrus makes the most dubious "dramatic" debut of any singer since Britney Spears.
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