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Philip Concannon
The Skinny
November 29, 2016
Peter Fonda, Warren Oates and Verna Bloom build a complicated, touching, subtle triangle of longing and regret.
Full Review | Original Score: 5/5
Fernando F. Croce
September 6, 2009
If Dennis Hopper dismantles revisionist-Western ennui in The Last Movie, Fonda embellishes it with poetic muddiness
Dennis Schwartz
Ozus' World Movie Reviews
September 27, 2007
Bloom is excellent as the abandoned wife who aserts her independence even when she's so vulnerable.
Full Review | Original Score: B
Philip Martin
Arkansas Democrat-Gazette
January 7, 2005
...perhaps the best of that cycle of realistic, existential Westerners produced in the late 1960s and early 1970s
Full Review| Original Score: A-
Jon Popick
Planet Sick-Boy
October 23, 2003
Now that it has been restored, people are beginning to realize it got a bum rap back in the day.
| Original Score: 7/10
Top Critic
J. Hoberman
Village Voice
October 14, 2003
A touching and absurd example of the hippie western.
Top Critic
Colin Covert
Minneapolis Star Tribune
August 7, 2003
This groundbreaking 1971 western nimbly upsets most of our expectations about cowboy movies.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/4
Jason Wood
December 17, 2001
A work dear to Fonda's heart, he has often spoken of his wish for this film to be his epitaph. It's one that would do any director proud.
Full Review | Original Score: 4/5

Empire Magazine
December 30, 2006
Full Review | Original Score: 4/5
Emanuel Levy
July 21, 2005
| Original Score: 3/5
Top Critic
Roger Ebert
Chicago Sun-Times
October 23, 2004
Full Review | Original Score: 2.5/4
Ryan Cracknell
Movie Views
August 4, 2003
| Original Score: 4/5
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