The Last Time - Movie Reviews - Rotten Tomatoes

The Last Time Reviews

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August 27, 2008
Love LaBute? Mad for Mamet? Well, let me introduce you to Michael Caleo.
Full Review | Original Score: 8/10
November 26, 2007
Finding the all-important Achilles heel is the central focus of The Last Time, a routine office drama with a love triangle that unexpectedly turns into a biting character study.
July 5, 2007
Wildly entertaining ... Skillfully walks a fine line between black comedy and intense drama ... It's one of the year's best.
Full Review | Original Score: B+
May 21, 2007
A clever and twisty calling card for filmmaker Michael Caleo.
May 18, 2007
A little bit nutty and pretty entertaining in a thoroughly unconvincing way. And watch out for that 11th-hour twist -- it's a head snapper.
Full Review | Original Score: 2.5/4
May 18, 2007
It alternates between bleak cynicism and a genuinely romantic sensibility, and this unusual combination makes the movie a great vehicle for Keaton and Valletta, and a compelling drama for the audience.
Read More | Original Score: 3/4
August 10, 2007
A melodramatic disaster.
Full Review | Original Score: D
August 6, 2007
Seemingly developed at the David Mamet Institute for Twist-Laden Salesmen Dramas.
Full Review | Original Score: 1.5/4
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July 21, 2007
Full Review | Original Score: 1/6
May 20, 2007
If this isn't the most irritating film I've seen this year, it's close. No, I take that back. It is the most irritating film I've seen all year.
Full Review | Original Score: 0/10
May 18, 2007
[Writer-director] Caleo isn't able to sell The Last Time -- not the affair and especially not the ludicrous twist ending.
Read More | Original Score: 1/4
May 18, 2007
Feels like a script that was written backwards, as if the twist ending occurred to [writer-director] Caleo first and he then filled out a story to get to it. Fair enough, except getting there in this case is just no fun.
Full Review | Original Score: 2/4
May 18, 2007
Strives for contemporary noir in tone but feels closer to an ineffective parody of James M. Cain filtered through faux David Mamet dialogue.
Full Review | Original Score: 2/5
May 18, 2007
exists to pad the resume of everyone whose name appears in the credits.
| Original Score: 1.5/5
May 17, 2007
While his cast is first-rate, director-writer Michael Caleo doesn't know quite what his movie is about.
Read More | Original Score: 2.5/4
May 16, 2007
For all the good work that went into it, the movie is as phony as a game of three-card monte.
May 15, 2007
Akin to hip-hop culture's misappropriation of Scarface as a tale of gangsta empowerment, writer-director Michael Caleo crudely latches onto the surface misanthropy of David Mamet's work to fuel his forgettable first feature.
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