Last Night

Critics Consensus

An engrossing, poignant film, Last Night examines the end of the world through humorous and thought-provoking dialogue.

84%

TOMATOMETER

Total Count: 50

85%

Audience Score

User Ratings: 7,727

Where to watch

Rate And Review

User image

Verified

  • User image

    Super Reviewer

    Rate this movie

    Oof, that was Rotten.

    Meh, it passed the time.

    It’s good – I’d recommend it.

    Awesome!

    So Fresh: Absolute Must See!

    What did you think of the movie? (optional)



  • You're almost there! Just confirm how you got your ticket.

  • User image

    Super Reviewer

    Step 2 of 2

    How did you buy your ticket?

    Let's get your review verified.

    • Fandango

    • AMCTheatres.com or AMC AppNew

    • Cinemark Coming Soon

      We won’t be able to verify your ticket today, but it’s great to know for the future.

    • Regal Coming Soon

      We won’t be able to verify your ticket today, but it’s great to know for the future.

    • Theater box office or somewhere else

    You're almost there! Just confirm how you got your ticket.

  • User image

    Super Reviewer

    Rate this movie

    Oof, that was Rotten.

    Meh, it passed the time.

    It’s good – I’d recommend it.

    Awesome!

    So Fresh: Absolute Must See!

    What did you think of the movie? (optional)

  • How did you buy your ticket?

    • Fandango

    • AMCTheatres.com or AMC AppNew

    • Cinemark Coming Soon

      We won’t be able to verify your ticket today, but it’s great to know for the future.

    • Regal Coming Soon

      We won’t be able to verify your ticket today, but it’s great to know for the future.

    • Theater box office or somewhere else

Movie Info

In this Canadian drama by Don McKellar, various citizens of Toronto anxiously await the end of the world, which is occurring, for reasons explained, at midnight. While widower Patrick Wheeler (McKellar) braces for his fate, he meets Sandra (Sandra Oh), the wife of a businessman, who is intent on committing suicide. Meanwhile, Patrick's friend Craig Zwiller (Callum Keith Rennie), embracing a hedonistic approach to the apocalypse, decides to have as much sex as he can while there is still time.

Cast & Crew

Don McKellar
Patrick Wheeler
Sarah Polley
Jennifer 'Jenny' Wheeler
Tracy Wright
Donna
Geneviève Bujold
Mrs. Carlton
Roberta Maxwell
Mrs. Wheeler
Robin Gammell
Mr. Wheeler
Caroline Benjo
Executive Producer
Carole Scotta
Executive Producer
Alexina Louie
Original Music
Alex Pauk
Original Concept
Douglas Koch
Cinematographer
Show all Cast & Crew

Critic Reviews for Last Night

All Critics (50) | Top Critics (9) | Fresh (42) | Rotten (8)

Audience Reviews for Last Night

  • Oct 20, 2012
    With great casting choices, and a premise that is shown in a way that no other film has shown before, "Last Night" shows why Canadian films have so much more heart than Hollywood pictures in this day and age. In this film, we follow numerous families as they are preparing for the end of the world, and even though it is kind of perfectly set up and there is no real anarchy going on in the streets, you can relate to every character and the end just may have you in tears. It is a very low-budget film with an engaging script. The cinematography was very simple, but extremely effective, and what really made the film a great one to watch, was the average atmosphere that is not too over-the-top as rich people are just killed off first. This is a very subtle film. It may not have the right feel in some portions of the film, and you can definitely tell when something has been staged, but I really really enjoyed this film! Definitely recommended!
    KJ P Super Reviewer
  • Jul 13, 2012
    <i>"It's your last night on earth. Go out in style."</i> A group of very different individuals with different ideas of how to face the end come together as the world is expected to end in six hours at the turn of the century. <center><font size=+2 face="Century Schoolbook"><b><u>REVIEW</u></b></font></center> "Last Night" is a fascinating little film by writer/director Don McKellar. Dry-witted illusions and startling visuals open the film. It soon becomes clear that the world and it's inhabitants have only six hours remaining. The film follows how several residents of the Toronto area fill those final hours. It's never clearly stated exactly what has caused the world's condition, nor is that an important part of the story here. The main focus of the film are the characters, such as Patrick Wheeler (played by McKellar) who is a terribly lonely guy who struggles to even see his family for one last time. He wishes to end it all alone, which seems to be how he lived. Then there's his friend Craig, who is using a variety of untried sexual practices as a means to connect with someone. Isolation and loneliness are the central themes to the film. It's a recognizable representation of what the filmmaker feels would be most noticeable trait about people if all of our lives were suddenly stopped. Surprisingly, the film never becomes depressing, even as it touches on so many serious topics, including assisted suicide, but instead becomes an expression of "what if" and therefore is exceptionally thought-provoking. In fact it's a rather uplifting tale.
    Lorenzo v Super Reviewer
  • Feb 13, 2011
    At first I was totally underwhelmed, but this turned out to be a pretty good movie. It's basically about how a few different people choose to spend their last six hours on earth, which is about to come to an end due to some unnamed catastrophe. Interesting premise, interesting movie.
    Lewis C Super Reviewer
  • Jan 22, 2009
    <i>Last Night</i> takes an absurd concept and turns it into something personal and endearing. An intelligent and somewhat subtle apocalypse.
    Randy T Super Reviewer

Last Night Quotes

There are no approved quotes yet for this movie.

Movie & TV guides