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The Last Detail Reviews

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Matt Brunson
Creative Loafing
January 30, 2016
Jack Nicholson in one of his defining performances during a decade packed with 'em.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/4
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Keith Uhlich
Time Out
April 3, 2013
Nicholson's cigar-chomping, profanity-spouting grunt is one of the greatest incarnations of stunted machismo onscreen, and he's brilliantly complemented by Quaid's picture-perfect awkwardness and Young's bracing cynicism.
Full Review | Original Score: 5/5
Chuck Bowen
Slant Magazine
April 2, 2013
The film has an engagingly profane, scruffy looseness, a hallmark of Hal Ashby and Robert Towne's careers, that undermines the conventions of the narrative.
Full Review | Original Score: 3.5/4
Emanuel Levy
EmanuelLevy.Com
January 13, 2011
Hal Ashby's gritty and profane serio comedy is one of his best films, featuring a towering performance from Jack Nicholson.
Full Review | Original Score: A
Gabe Leibowitz
eCinemaCenter.com
October 1, 2010
The interaction, dialogue, and parent/child-esque relationships are very well done, if somewhat repetitive.
Full Review | Original Score: 65/100
Pablo Villaça
Cinema em Cena
July 17, 2010
O trio principal, beneficiado pela abordagem quase documental de Ashby, ajuda a construir um filme que conquista pela dinâmica dos personagens e sua camaradagem crescente em um mundo de autoritarismo e injustiças.
| Original Score: 5/5
Beth Accomando
KPBS.org
April 18, 2008
A classic Jack performance.
| Original Score: 4/5
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Don Druker
Chicago Reader
October 31, 2007
A tough-talking, sparely directed effort by Hal Ashby, with an immaculate performance by Jack Nicholson.
Jon Fortgang
Film4
October 31, 2007
Relentless, profane, cynical and bitterly funny, this still ranks among the best work by Nicholson and Ashby. An exhilarating trip from start to finish.

TV Guide
October 31, 2007
Ashby's direction is superlative, as is his use of music to help secure the mood.
Full Review | Original Score: 4/4
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Variety Staff
Variety
October 31, 2007
Salty, bawdy, hilarious and very touching.
Jake Euker
F5 (Wichita, KS)
February 18, 2007
| Original Score: 3/5
Carol Cling
Las Vegas Review-Journal
June 16, 2006
Classic Nicholson + classic Robert Towne script = '70s classic
| Original Score: 5/5
Cole Smithey
ColeSmithey.com
March 13, 2006
| Original Score: 4/5
Clint Morris
Moviehole
January 24, 2006
Nicholson is outstanding, Quaid is compelling
| Original Score: 3/5
Rob Thomas
Capital Times (Madison, WI)
September 23, 2005
One of the best films of (and about) the 1970s.
| Original Score: 5/5
Emanuel Levy
EmanuelLevy.Com
July 15, 2005
| Original Score: 4/5
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Vincent Canby
New York Times
May 9, 2005
The Last Detail is one superbly funny, uproariously intelligent performance, plus two others that are very, very good, which are so effectively surrounded by profound bleakness that it seems to be a new kind of anti-comedy.
Full Review | Original Score: 4.5/5
Robin Clifford
Reeling Reviews
November 19, 2004
| Original Score: 4/5
Daniel M. Kimmel
Worcester Telegram & Gazette
February 22, 2004
| Original Score: 5/5
Richard Armstrong
Senses of Cinema
May 30, 2003
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