Last Resort

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Critics are raving about Last Resort, saying it's a convincing, touching tale. Particularly impressive is the lack of script during the film's shoot.



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Average Rating: 3.7/5

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A naive young Russian woman, Tanya, and her streetwise son are detained at a London airport when her elusive English fiance fails to collect them. In a panicked effort to avoid deportation, Tanya asks for political asylum and she and her son are immediately transported to the dreary seaside resort of Stonehaven where thousands of other immigrants remain cloistered pending their review. In a state of virtual imprisonment, Tanya befriends the manager of an amusement arcade whose affection and generosity buoys her spirits and helps ease her despondency.


Critic Reviews for Last Resort

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One of the few films to get at the ways in which single mothers and their sons alternate being authority figures.

Sep 26, 2002

Dramatically low-key, Last Resort is beautifully acted, with striking realism.

Mar 30, 2001

Gives grim and gritty a good name.

Mar 1, 2001 | Full Review…

Moving and eerily beautiful.

Mar 1, 2001 | Rating: B+ | Full Review…

Pawlikowski ... renders the events of Last Resort so unsentimentally that they unfold with the authenticity of an affecting documentary.

Mar 1, 2001

Obliquely affecting.

Feb 23, 2001

Audience Reviews for Last Resort


I can?t get enough of Paddy Considine, this tragic love story is one of a very topical theme. I?m sure it won?t be to everyone?s taste, because of the politics of the theme and it?s quite a slow moving plot, but performance wise all three main characters were supurb.

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