Leaving Las Vegas - Movie Reviews - Rotten Tomatoes

Leaving Las Vegas Reviews

Page 1 of 3
May 15, 2003
An obviously safe, bland, overly pretentious reading of an ancient story, complete with the stock "hooker with a heart of gold" character.
Read More | Original Score: 1/5
September 27, 2002
Depressing, dull and dreary.
| Original Score: 1/5
June 24, 2006
It certainly has the courage of its convictions.
April 17, 2002
Unfortunately, the movie as a whole isn't as good as its stars. In fact, it's a bit of a drunk itself, given to self-indulgent poses and poetic pretentiousness.
January 1, 2000
The film shifts from being morose to mean-spirited and brutal.
Full Review | Original Score: 2/4
December 9, 2002
...a brilliantly realized tone poem... a cauterizing movie -- it burns like bourbon splashed on an exposed heart.
Full ReviewRead More | Original Score: A
January 1, 2000
Cage, a resourceful and daring actor, has never been better.
Full Review | Original Score: 4/4
January 1, 2000
Nicolas Cage, who has a track record of immersing himself in parts, gives one of the year's most powerful acting turns.
Full Review | Original Score: 3.5/4
January 17, 2003
It's still an achievement, though its status is quickly fading. Did Shue really deserve an Oscar nomination for this?
| Original Score: 3/5
January 1, 2000
Leaving Las Vegas is about people on the margins of society. That has been done before in films like Barfly, but it perhaps has never been done as well as in this film.
Full Review | Original Score: low +3 out of -4..+4
September 24, 2007
Figgis presents disintegration as a state of grace.
Full Review | Original Score: 5/5
October 1, 2003
| Original Score: 5/5
September 7, 2013
[VIDEO ESSAY] "Leaving Las Vegas" (1995) is a remarkably potent romantic drama that permanently altered the careers of many of the people involved in its creation.
Full Review | Original Score: A
February 11, 2008
The plot goes nowhere, but under the pornographic circumstances Figgis, Cage, and Shue all do fine jobs.
January 1, 2000
While it's sad and spooky enough to send shivers down your spine, it is surprisingly able to avoid melodramatics and still leave us with a powerful message.
| Original Score: 4/5
August 15, 2002
| Original Score: 4/5
July 4, 2005
| Original Score: 5/5
October 13, 2015
The artistic direction of Figgis keeps it honest and unsentimental.
Full Review | Original Score: B+
January 1, 2000
Tough to watch, but haunting enough to deserve its initial praise.
Read More | Original Score: 3/4
May 12, 2001
A uniquely hypnotic and haunting love story sparked by Nicolas Cage and Elisabeth Shue at their career best.
Page 1 of 3