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The Last Shot Reviews

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Jane Sumner
Dallas Morning News
October 14, 2004
The Last Shot doesn't crackle and pop, but the send-up of Hollywood and the government gets off some good lines and generally endears itself with a kind of earnest scattershot loopiness.
Full Review | Original Score: B-
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Tim Appelo
L.A. Weekly
September 30, 2004
Appealingly cheesy, a tribute to the hope that springs eternal in the hopelessly inept.
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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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Moira MacDonald
Seattle Times
September 24, 2004
It's all very loose and, while occasionally diverting, doesn't really add up to anything.
Read More | Original Score: 2/4
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Carla Meyer
San Francisco Chronicle
September 24, 2004
A funny hybrid of Hollywood satire and mob comedy.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/4
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Lisa Rose
Newark Star-Ledger
September 24, 2004
A ripped-from-the- headlines story rendered with wit, imagination and no small amount of moxie.
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Kenneth Turan
Los Angeles Times
September 24, 2004
Thoroughly amusing.
Read More | Original Score: 4/5
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Wesley Morris
Boston Globe
September 24, 2004
Minor but racy and enjoyably rude.
Full Review | Original Score: 2.5/4
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Roger Ebert
Chicago Sun-Times
September 24, 2004
It's so screwy you feel affection for it.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/4
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Lou Lumenick
New York Post
September 24, 2004
The Last Shot is wildly uneven, but contains moments that are right up there with The Player.
Read More | Original Score: 2.5/4
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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.
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Stephen Hunter
Washington Post
September 24, 2004
The movie has one joke, but it's a funny joke.
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Jami Bernard
New York Daily News
September 24, 2004
There's no affection in this mean-spirited sendup of 'the business' and nothing to mitigate its sour taste.
Read More | Original Score: 2/4
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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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Robert Koehler
Variety
September 23, 2004
The number of moving parts, storylines and people being shuffled about does the movie in.
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Peter Travers
Rolling Stone
September 23, 2004
Never achieves liftoff.
Read More | Original Score: 1/4
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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.
Read More | Original Score: 1/4
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John Anderson
Newsday
September 23, 2004
With a few detours into questionable taste, it's a hoot.
Read More | Original Score: 2.5/4
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Michael Rechtshaffen
Hollywood Reporter
September 23, 2004
An often funny if slight satire that's never as edgy as it thinks it is or as sharply focused as it needs to be to put it in a league with a Get Shorty or a State and Main.
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Scott Brown
Entertainment Weekly
September 23, 2004
Succeeds modestly where, by all rights, it should fail miserably.
Full Review | Original Score: B-
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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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Richard Roeper
Ebert & Roeper
September 20, 2004
An affectionate satire of Hollywood's fringe players.