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The Last Station Reviews

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S. Jhoanna Robledo
Common Sense Media
December 31, 2010
Mature Tolstoy biopic recounts his conflicted last days.
Full Review | Original Score: 4/5
Simon Miraudo
Quickflix
October 21, 2010
The Last Station is the kind of adult drama that I'm just thankful is still being made. Therefore, I was ecstatic to also find it to be rather good.
Full Review | Original Score: 4/5
Joseph Proimakis
Movies for the Masses
July 29, 2010
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Full Review | Original Score: 1.5/5
Jeffrey Chen
Window to the Movies
July 8, 2010
Feels akin to using Tolstoy's life to write a greeting card.
Full Review | Original Score: 5/10
Enrique Buchichio
Uruguay Total
July 4, 2010
La película es un placer de principio a fin, no sólo por su valor testimonial y su estupenda reconstrucción de época, sino sobre todo por un notable elenco donde se lucen particularmente Helen Mirren y Christopher Plummer.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/5
July 4, 2010
All of the performances are universally stellar, making this not unlike last year's Doubt %u2014 a solid, if otherwise unremarkable film that provides a playground for performers of prodigious talents.
Full Review | Original Score: 6.4/10
Prairie Miller
NewsBlaze
June 11, 2010
Plummer as the alleged Tolstoy in question, is a grumpy elder aristocrat presiding over a kinky retro-hippie spiritual commune, where worshipful 19th century Russian groupies of the carnal variety frolic free love style in the Eastern European wilderness.
James Croot
Flicks.co.nz
June 9, 2010
A charming and compelling account of Tolstoy's last year.
Full Review | Original Score: 4/5
Thomas Caldwell
Cinema Autopsy
April 10, 2010
Despite its strong performances The Last Station is a bland and middle-of-the-road period film with faint literary pretensions.
Full Review | Original Score: 2.5/5
Ben McEachen
Sunday Times (Australia)
April 8, 2010
This handsome, well-tuned adaptation of Jay Parini's Tolstoy biography avoids being a dour subtitled slog by its strong casting, layered contrasts of love and duty, and admirable air of enthusiasm.
Full Review | Original Score: 3.5/5
Robert Roten
Laramie Movie Scope
April 4, 2010
The acting is excellent by this very capable cast, and the story is interesting. The cinematography, by Sebastian Edschmid (Adam Resurrected) is also excellent. The outdoor scenes are lush and gorgeous.
Full Review | Original Score: B
Evan Williams
The Australian
April 2, 2010
Despite all the bitterness and skulduggery, The Last Station is surprisingly warm and spirited in tone.
Full Review | Original Score: 4/5
David Stratton
At the Movies (Australia)
April 1, 2010
In the end the film is quite moving, and the original home movie and newsreel footage we see over the end credits adds a potent touch to the drama we've already seen.
Full Review | Original Score: 3.5/5
Julie Rigg
MovieTime, ABC Radio National
April 1, 2010
Helen Mirren gives a scorching performance as Sophia: aggrieved, charming, seductive, furious, painted by the acolytes as hysterical, but also at times a woman with her own dignity.
Peter Galvin
sbs.com.au
April 1, 2010
The Last Station has got its charms, but it's hard to take its big ideas too seriously, mostly because Hoffman's pitch is a little too cute.
Full Review | Original Score: 2.5/5
Rhiannon Sawyer
FILMINK (Australia)
April 1, 2010
Impressively directed and finely acted, this film gives real insight into the life of a fascinating man.
Andrew L. Urban
Urban Cinefile
March 26, 2010
A superb cast all at their best help breath life into this biographical story of the last chapter of writer and philosopher (and liberal leaning aristocrat) Leo Tolstoy
Louise Keller
Urban Cinefile
March 26, 2010
Intensely told and beautifully realised reality with its gorgeous settings and accurate depiction of the era.
Annlee Ellingson
Moving Pictures Magazine
March 25, 2010
Two love stories -- one at the end of Tolstoy's turbulent 48-year marriage, the other at its beginning -- intersect at a rail station.
March 20, 2010
The Last Station is indeed well done, very moving, and informative, but it left me a little cold at the end. Perhaps I just felt frustrated at how little the world changes even when people with good ideas come along.
Full Review | Original Score: 4.5/5
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