The Last Supper

Critics Consensus

It struggles to find a balance between its humor and its message, but The Last Supper's sharp script and well-chosen cast offer just enough nourishment for fans of black comedy.



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In this satirical, sophisticated black comedy, five graduate students gather every Sunday to engage in a political debate with a guest. After inviting an extreme right-winger to dinner, the group leader ends up killing the man. The five then decide to repeat the incident, thereby ridding society of such undesirables.

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Nora Dunn
as Sheriff Stanley
Jason Alexander
as Anti-Environmentalist
Charles Durning
as Rev. Hutchens
Mark Harmon
as Dominant Male
Ron Perlman
as Norman Arbuthnot
Bryn Erin
as Heather
Nick Sadler
as Homeless Basher
Dan Rosen
as Deputy Hartford
Amy Hill
as Illegal Alien Hater
Pamela Gien
as Illiterate Librarian
Rachel Chagall
as Abortion Activist
Amber Taylor
as Girl in Coffee Shop
Matt Cooper
as Jerk in Coffee Shop
Gil Segel
as Iowa Resident at Door
Carly Webb
as Young Jude
Larry Weinberg
as Businessman with White Socks
Steve Welch
as Tow Truck Guy
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Critic Reviews for The Last Supper

All Critics (35) | Top Critics (13)

  • There is some thought behind this broad humor.

    Aug 16, 2017 | Rating: 3/4 | Full Review…
  • This sour, repetitive fare fails to feed our hunger for either laughter or enlightenment. It's all empty calories and reactionary chic.

    Jun 10, 2010
  • As the body count gets higher, and the housemates begin to question their high-and-mighty purposes, the movie stumbles under its sophomoric moral weight.

    Jun 10, 2010
  • This low-budgeter that "came out of nowhere" is a fresh, pungent tale about Right and Left--and Right and Left--in contempo American politics, well-acted by a gifted ensmeble, including the young Cameron Diaz.

    Aug 26, 2006 | Rating: B

    Emanuel Levy

    Top Critic
  • It falls apart, but the cool cast and caustic script will leave most right-thinking people well satisfied.

    Feb 9, 2006 | Full Review…

    Geoff Andrew

    Time Out
    Top Critic
  • The Last Supper shows some darkly effective visual style, but it has none of the wit needed to save such a story from lumbering obviousness and sophomoric political debate.

    May 20, 2003 | Rating: 2.5/5

Audience Reviews for The Last Supper

  • Jul 14, 2013
    This is a generous rating when you look at the technicals of the film itself, I'll start with my critiques, and edge my way into the positives, as this film itself ended on a high note. The first fundamental flaw was just the god awful acting. You got the headliner Cameron Diaz in this, and alongside her acted some who I consider underrated. One guest spot went to one of my all time favorites Jason Alexander, or George from Seinfeld. In the opening scenes the performances were cringe worthy dreadful, they pulled themselves up, but never reached star quality. Then one scene that really made me feel a lack of effort was during a 911 call, all the lines were busy, and while on hold cheesy music was playing. While this is a comedy, it was to unrealistic, and the tone was in a more dramatic turn. Symbolism wise it puts effort in, the last scene was memorable, but I didn't get most the art. I like how this echoed at the problems with in the group, but rarely made it the focus. The message of this film is strong and well shown, while it is lead in an obvious way, it was perpetrated better than anything else. Do I agree with the statement made, not fully, but I enjoyed its carry out. The film has chuckles, and puts in more than meets the eye. Not a mystery, since nothing is really kept hidden, but has more than one layer.
    Daniel D Super Reviewer
  • Nov 17, 2012
    The Last Supper attempts to be witty, poignant, and smartly satirical, but instead it's dull, un-interesting, and supremely stupid. The script is written with liberal cliches galore, with a moronic sense of its "opposition". The cast is left to deliver stilted dialogue while complaining about evil right-wingers that are depicted in an almost cartoon-like fashion. We end up hating the self-righteous idiocy of the roommates more than those they target. There simply is no believe-ability in the script.< The acting is also sub-par, partly because of the bad dialogue, but also from an apparent lack of chemistry with each other. The interactions have the believe-ability of a daytime soap opera, but with unbearable political "commentary". Overall it's a disaster, with no meaningful message to be had, no humor to be found, and nothing of particular value. 1.5/5 Stars
    Jeffrey M Super Reviewer
  • May 21, 2011
    Tense and scary black comedy, with a really good message. Well done.
    Lucas M Super Reviewer
  • Oct 17, 2010
    This is the reason why I hate politics. You welcome yourself into this shit, you become a killer even if you don't want to. The only part I enjoyed is the food. I must say those looked delicious <a href='' title='smiley emoticons'><img src='' alt='smiley emoticons' border='0'></a>. And the ending was nice. Serves them right to act like a God.
    Dead A Super Reviewer

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