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Last Orders Reviews

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February 15, 2002
Just the sort of lazy tearjerker that gives movies about ordinary folk a bad name.
Full Review | Original Score: D+
February 12, 2002
The carload of codgers in Fred Schepisi's Last Orders merely bellyache, philosophize, crack unfunny jokes, and ruminate simplemindedly about Death.
February 15, 2002
A ho-hum male weepie/road comedy.
Read More | Original Score: 2/4
March 1, 2002
An enervated, overly muted drama that should have been a lot livelier, considering the terrific cast.
Full Review | Original Score: 2/4
June 5, 2002
If only Schepisi didn't spend the movie pulling his punches and pouring on the phony uplift, Last Orders could have been a contender.
May 20, 2003
| Original Score: 2.5/4
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.
Full Review | Original Score: 2/5
February 13, 2002
Sloppily sentimental, dreary nonsense.
Full Review | Original Score: 2/4
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.
January 27, 2002
It should be interesting, it should be poignant, it turns out to be affected and boring.
| Original Score: 2/4
December 7, 2001
All the small moments and flashbacks don't add up to much more than trite observations on the human condition.
December 31, 2001
Manages to show life in all of its banality when the intention is quite the opposite.
January 26, 2002
Even these old pros ... fail to lift a leaden balloon of a movie.
February 26, 2002
Like most trips to bountiful, end of the line pilgrimages make for winsomely plodding fare.
Full Review | Original Score: 2/4
March 13, 2002
Though the book runs only about 300 pages, it is so densely packed ... that even an ambitious adaptation and elaborate production like Mr. Schepisi's seems skimpy and unclear.
March 24, 2002
Shifting points of view, subjective experience, and fluid chronology come easily to literature but get befuddled in the transition to the screen.
March 31, 2002
While the flashback structure through which the surviving characters relive the past may have worked in the novel, it doesn't work here on the screen.
Full Review | Original Score: 2/5
May 30, 2002
The film, like its characters, is limited by a provincial self-absorption.
Read More | Original Score: 3/5
August 7, 2008
[A] classy but dry, lackluster trip down memory lane...
Full Review | Original Score: 2/5
March 1, 2002
Because I share history and memories with these actors, it is easy to stand at the bar with their characters as they regard the urn of ashes.
Full Review | Original Score: 3.5/4
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