Last Orders Reviews

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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.
February 9, 2006
One of the most rewarding and authentic depictions of/tributes to the Cockney way of life in recent years.
August 15, 2002
Gathering its forces slowly, this careful, thoughtful film, quietly but deeply moving, is dramatic without seeming to be.
July 20, 2002
A movie I loved on first sight and, even more important, love in remembrance.
May 30, 2002
The film, like its characters, is limited by a provincial self-absorption.
March 29, 2002
It's a small movie about ordinary blokes, and yet it poses some of the big questions that have vexed philosophers for ages.
March 29, 2002
The joy of Last Orders is its pub talk, the Cockney joking and provoking style of banter, and the extraordinary group of actors who bring the characters to life.
March 15, 2002
With a cast of this vintage, it wouldn't matter if they were reading the telephone book to one another, things are always entertaining.
March 15, 2002
There's a wondrous sense of what all men should leave behind them: friendship, forgiveness and reconciliation.
March 15, 2002
A warm, skillful excavation of what look like ordinary lives, ones that aren't so simple once you dig a little deeper.
March 15, 2002
The lovely and richly textured British film Last Orders is as well-acted as any film you'll ever see.
March 15, 2002
This is human comedy at its most amusing, interesting and confirming.
March 15, 2002
If Fred Schepisi's adaptation of Graham Swift's Booker Prize-winning Last Orders can't really do justice to the novel, it does extremely well by its cast, thank you.
March 14, 2002
An epic with the economy of an epitaph, a flawlessly told tale about a flawed man.
March 14, 2002
Offers nostalgia laced with lyricism and regret. And it poses a haunting question: When does a memory become part of the past?
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 8, 2002
There's been no richer cinematic tapestry of humanity so far this year.
March 7, 2002
A must for fans of British cinema, if only because so many titans of the industry are along for the ride.
March 1, 2002
The splendid ensemble cast inhabits these unglamorous roles with quiet gusto.
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