The Last American Hero Reviews

  • May 17, 2020

    jeff bridges made a ton of movies, but only some are great. this ones great

    jeff bridges made a ton of movies, but only some are great. this ones great

  • Apr 18, 2015

    I watched 'The Last American Hero' a week after the 'Justified' series finale. It was refreshing to see a movie that actually cared about capturing the verdant beauty of southern Appalachia (as well as the Carolina Piedmont). The producers of 'Justified,' a show set in the mountains of eastern Kentucky, didn't care about that at all. It was shot in California, and they didn't try to hide it. There are no burnt, bare hills and scrub in Appalachia or the Piedmont; both are lush and blanketed with trees.

    I watched 'The Last American Hero' a week after the 'Justified' series finale. It was refreshing to see a movie that actually cared about capturing the verdant beauty of southern Appalachia (as well as the Carolina Piedmont). The producers of 'Justified,' a show set in the mountains of eastern Kentucky, didn't care about that at all. It was shot in California, and they didn't try to hide it. There are no burnt, bare hills and scrub in Appalachia or the Piedmont; both are lush and blanketed with trees.

  • Feb 13, 2013

    Decent, but not spectacular, car-racing movie. Solid enough plot and direction. Just lacks something special. Doesn't seem overly profound, or engaging. Good performance from Jeff Bridges in the lead role.

    Decent, but not spectacular, car-racing movie. Solid enough plot and direction. Just lacks something special. Doesn't seem overly profound, or engaging. Good performance from Jeff Bridges in the lead role.

  • Dec 19, 2011

    Strongly recommended for NASCAR and Dukes of Hazzard fans.

    Strongly recommended for NASCAR and Dukes of Hazzard fans.

  • Jul 14, 2011

    Jeff Bridges, Gary Busey and car racing.

    Jeff Bridges, Gary Busey and car racing.

  • Apr 23, 2010

    Jeff Bridges is terrific and very convincing in the lead role. The story has very uneven pacing and jumps around through various subplots a little too often. Good supporting cast and the theme song by Jim Croce was a big hit at the time. Really well edited and the cinematography is quite good. It's a good film, just isn't as thrilling as it could have been.

    Jeff Bridges is terrific and very convincing in the lead role. The story has very uneven pacing and jumps around through various subplots a little too often. Good supporting cast and the theme song by Jim Croce was a big hit at the time. Really well edited and the cinematography is quite good. It's a good film, just isn't as thrilling as it could have been.

  • Apr 23, 2010

    65/100. Jeff Bridges is terrific and very convincing in the lead role. The story has very uneven pacing and jumps around through various subplots a little too often. Good supporting cast and the theme song by Jim Croce was a big hit at the time. Really well edited and the cinematography is quite good. It's a good film, just isn't as thrilling as it could have been.

    65/100. Jeff Bridges is terrific and very convincing in the lead role. The story has very uneven pacing and jumps around through various subplots a little too often. Good supporting cast and the theme song by Jim Croce was a big hit at the time. Really well edited and the cinematography is quite good. It's a good film, just isn't as thrilling as it could have been.

  • Apr 01, 2010

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  • Mar 06, 2010

    in this "rags to riches" story bridges plays a young and ambitious driver who moves from running moonshine to the nascar circuit. and apparently this is based on a true story. good performances by the cast - and it's chock full of 70s/80s character actors like, ned beatty, ed lauter, william smith, and lane smith to name a few. interesting to see what nascar looked like back in the early 70s - much different than it is now.

    in this "rags to riches" story bridges plays a young and ambitious driver who moves from running moonshine to the nascar circuit. and apparently this is based on a true story. good performances by the cast - and it's chock full of 70s/80s character actors like, ned beatty, ed lauter, william smith, and lane smith to name a few. interesting to see what nascar looked like back in the early 70s - much different than it is now.

  • Jan 05, 2010

    Great racing and driving sequences and a fine Jeff Bridges performance... the romantic subplot seems a little obligatory. A-

    Great racing and driving sequences and a fine Jeff Bridges performance... the romantic subplot seems a little obligatory. A-