Last Orders Reviews

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January 17, 2013
October 11, 2010
Schepisi always handles actors sympathetically and here he has a perfect cast, most of whom can draw on their own and their parents' experiences.
March 27, 2009
Delicately handled and superbly textured, this fine adaptation of Graham Swift's Booker Prize-winning novel deals with all the really big subjects: love, friendship, death, life.
August 7, 2008
[A] classy but dry, lackluster trip down memory lane...
December 30, 2006
Ambitious in structure and casting, it packs a lot into its screen time. Quality craftsmanship for a discerning crowd.
February 9, 2006
One of the most rewarding and authentic depictions of/tributes to the Cockney way of life in recent years.
December 11, 2004
By film's end one feels as if they have indeed taken a long trip with these people -- and along the way has grown to know and care about them.
May 20, 2003
February 13, 2003
'Last Orders' has class stamped all over it.
December 8, 2002
By film's end one feels as if they have indeed taken a long trip with these people -- and along the way has grown to know and care about them.
October 30, 2002
Fred Schepisi's latest film is based on Graham Swift's Booker prize-winning novel and has a great cast, but is ultimately rather slow moving and dull.
August 28, 2002
Old people will love this movie, and I mean that in the nicest possible way: Last Orders will touch the heart of anyone old enough to have earned a 50-year friendship.
August 22, 2002
Fred Schepisi's tale of four Englishmen facing the prospect of their own mortality views youthful affluence not as a lost ideal but a starting point.
August 15, 2002
Gathering its forces slowly, this careful, thoughtful film, quietly but deeply moving, is dramatic without seeming to be.
August 11, 2002
You'd think a movie with Bob Hoskins, Michael Caine, Helen Mirren and Tom Courtenay couldn't be all bad, but you'd be wrong.
July 20, 2002
A movie I loved on first sight and, even more important, love in remembrance.
July 4, 2002
Last Orders nurtures the multi-layers of its characters, allowing us to remember that life's ultimately a gamble and last orders are to be embraced. It's affecting, amusing, sad and reflective.
June 7, 2002
Portrays the unvarnished nature of friendships: mean and spiteful, petty and begrudging, needy and loving.
June 7, 2002
A beautiful movie about everyday people that seem so real they could be your neighbors. It's like being invited round to the pub for a couple of pints with some mates.
June 5, 2002
Schepisi has never made a better film, and if he never makes one anywhere nearly this good again, this more than justifies the occasional clinker in his filmography.
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