Last Life in the Universe (2004)
Critic Consensus: Strange and languid but with purpose, Last Life in the Universe sees two memorably quirky characters navigate love and violence across multiple movie genres.
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as Jon's Underling
as Jon's Underling
as Old Man on the Bus
as Old Man at Outdoor Bar
as Security Guard
Critic Reviews for Last Life in the Universe
It's an offbeat romance that defies easy labeling, recommendable as a film buff's pleasure and a semi-audacious art-house curio.
[Reflects] the growing interpenetration of many individual national cinemas into a cultural conglomerate that reflects the irresistible tide of cinematic globalization.
The film has a precise, slow pace that allows us to get to know these quiet, quirky characters, and an imaginatively experimental approach to their thoughts and dreams.
An absorbing series of intricately planned shots that play like installation art at a modern museum.
There is some lovely filmmaking here, and nice surprises.
Audience Reviews for Last Life in the Universe
This one was quite a light film as opposed to what I was expecting. The story is odd, but not appealing enough. Slightly slowly paced, this flick is neither serious (dark and interesting) nor an out and out entertainer. Watchable, but not a must watch.
Nice dreamlike atmosphere & beautiful images by Doyle but the film suffers from overusing the indie spirit cliches, It could have been a lot better & could have had a lot more to offer
With Christopher Doyle's unrivalled cinematography this is a film that always looks good no matter what its flaws may be. A seen it before plot is handled in a much quiter than usual way. Language barriers are gradually broken down to make way for more misunderstandings in a very bittersweet film. Not particularly easy to like, it is however impossible to hate. Asano adds another fantastic credit to his filmography.
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