Last Flag Flying Reviews

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November 22, 2017
Lands awkwardly somewhere between comedy and drama, and nowhere near the poignancy toward which it was striving.
November 22, 2017
The trio ultimately becomes tiresome long before the emotional big finish. Talk about no country for old men.
November 22, 2017
Cranston and Fishburne chew plenty of scenery, but the temperature of Last Flag Standing is told by checking the slumped shoulders of Carell's Doc. They seem to slump more and more as the movie gets heavier.
November 16, 2017
Last Flag Flying lacks the casual, lived-in realism you usually find in a Linklater film. You don't buy the men as long-separated pals, and so you don't really buy the premise the connection that caused Doc to seek out these men is not visible on screen.
November 13, 2017
Despite some strong moments and a great cast, Last Flag Flying is hard to sit through.
November 10, 2017
Too damned cute for its own good
November 9, 2017
Well-meaning but pedestrian.... Too often...things ring dramatically false, and what is meant to be deeply moving is bathetic instead.
November 9, 2017
Linklater never finds a way to sustain a drama from these characters and their situation.
Top Critic
November 6, 2017
The best thing about Last Flag Flying is that Ethan Hawke is not in it. Otherwise, it's business as usual, and the business is excruciating to get through.
November 4, 2017
The best Last Flag Flying can do is offer a subdued salute to a fallen veteran, and that's better than nothing-but there's a tremendous sense of greater potential wasted.
November 3, 2017
The haphazard nature of the production undercuts any major dramatic thrust to the point where it muddles whatever it is Linklater's trying to achieve.
November 2, 2017
Last Flag Flying launches into denunciations of American foreign policy that are ill-advised, whether or not you agree with them, because they're ill-dramatized.
November 2, 2017
Whether the film works for you largely depends on how much you can tolerate these three characters bouncing off one another for two hours.
November 2, 2017
Last Flag Flying is a treacly slog that's regretfully forgettable.
November 2, 2017
By the time circumstances work out to directly parallel a scene from earlier in the movie, it's too easy and pat a way to show growth. Work for growth. Make us see it in the characters' organic actions.
October 31, 2017
It's somber and respectful, and even has a couple of genuinely powerful moments, but none of that's enough to transcend its oppressive dreariness.
October 30, 2017
Some stories need not be told again.
October 19, 2017
This has its moments, but it ends, like its characters, in sentimental confusion.
October 18, 2017
Last Flag Flying is far below the quality that Linklater is capable of.
October 18, 2017
Last Flag Flying is a forgettable effort from a filmmaker capable of far greater things.
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