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The Last Shot Reviews

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James Rocchi
September 23, 2004
Ensemble comedy about an FBI agent who poses as a producer to catch the mob is occasionally funny, but not great.
Full Review | Original Score: 2/5
Scott Weinberg
DVD Clinic
May 25, 2005
It's got some really solid actors and even a fairly amusing premise ... so where are all the laughs?
Full Review | Original Score: 2.5/5
Willie Waffle
September 24, 2004
In The Last Shot, it's the women who steal the show ... but it makes for a better night at home on cable.
Full Review | Original Score: 2/4
Erik Childress
September 23, 2004
Jeff Nathanson's attempt tries to tell a nearly unbelievable true story but settles into being an unfocused clone of sharper works
Full Review | Original Score: 2/4
Frederic and Mary Ann Brussat
Spirituality and Practice
October 3, 2004
The Last Shot misfires as a comedy.
Full Review| Original Score: 2/5
David N. Butterworth
Movie Boeuf
October 11, 2004
"The Last Shot" commits the cardinal sin of comedies: it isn't funny.
Full Review | Original Score: 2/4
John J. Puccio
Movie Metropolis
May 16, 2005
The story tries to make up for its lack of laughs by offering a series of quirky characters and bizarre moments, a tactic that works for a while but runs out of steam....
Full Review | Original Score: 6/10
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Steven Rea
Philadelphia Inquirer
September 23, 2004
Cross Get Shorty with State and Main -- Hollywood hustlers, colorful crooks, crafty poseurs, and a production crew on location -- and you have the stuff of The Last Shot. One other thing: eliminate anything funny.
| Original Score: 1/4
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Peter Travers
Rolling Stone
September 23, 2004
Never achieves liftoff.
| Original Score: 1/4
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Robert Koehler
September 23, 2004
The number of moving parts, storylines and people being shuffled about does the movie in.
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A.O. Scott
New York Times
September 23, 2004
The premise of this Disney-funded movie, based on a true story, is promising, but the film itself is a hard slog.
Full Review | Original Score: 2/5
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Desson Thomson
Washington Post
September 24, 2004
There are some very funny passing lines, but the movie's too uneven to enjoy.
Sean Burns
Philadelphia Weekly
September 22, 2004
Unremarkable, noisy and crude; but there is a low-key kick in watching Baldwin and Broderick enjoy each other so immensely.
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Maud Dillingham
Christian Science Monitor
September 23, 2004
Clunky comedy.
Full Review | Original Score: 2/4
Tony Medley
September 25, 2004
The problem with one joke movies is that after the joke there's still a movie you have to sit through. These are 93 loonnng appalling waste of talented actors!
Full Review | Original Score: 5/10
Timothy Knight
October 6, 2004
Ultimately plays like a low-rent version of the far superior Get Shorty.
| Original Score: 2/4
Andrea Chase
Killer Movie Reviews
September 18, 2004
instead of a sharp satiric edge, there is the dull thud of overripe tomatoes hitting the pavement
Full Review | Original Score: 2/5
Ed Gonzalez
Slant Magazine
September 20, 2004
More or less a neutered version of Robert Altman's sexy beast The Player.
Full Review | Original Score: 2/4
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Allison Benedikt
Chicago Tribune
September 23, 2004
[Director Jeff Nathanson] sucks the life and the timing out of every scene.
Full Review | Original Score: 2/4
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Laura Sinagra
Village Voice
September 28, 2004
Planned inanity never gets mad mad mad mad enough, and insider jabs like "I'm not a fake, I'm a director!" don't have the desired zaniness.
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