The Last Black Man in San Francisco Reviews

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July 9, 2019
The Last Black Man in San Francisco is a poetic and picturesque ode to the title city, to friendship and to the universal urge to find a place to call home.
July 9, 2019
Even though Talbot opts for a quasi-humorous approach to the subject matter, the comedic edge can't hide an underlying sadness about what this all means.
July 4, 2019
There is something irrepressibly original and exciting in the collaboration that results between Talbot, Fails and co-writer Rob Richert - a cinematic vision that feels as fresh as it does necessary.
June 21, 2019
"The Last Black Man in San Francisco" is poignant filmmaking with an invigorating spirit.
June 18, 2019
The acting by the two principals is impeccable, their portrait of male friendship is deeply felt.
June 14, 2019
It sometimes feels as if Talbot is overplaying his hand-his use of slow-motion, for instance, feels needlessly arty-but one can't deny the seriousness of his concerns or his emotional investment in the material.
August 8, 2019
A gorgeous, painful tribute to an American way of life that doesn't exist anymore; finding moving beauty in a foreseeable tragedy that will warm your heart.
August 2, 2019
This is a movie about the search for a home -- the inability to find it where you thought you'd left it; maybe the inability to find it at all.
August 2, 2019
For those with patience and open to this film's lyricism and sweetly sad dreamy metaphor, The Last Black Man in San Francisco has many rewards.
August 1, 2019
The Last Black Man In San Francisco speaks to the importance of home and community in a way that left my heart racing.
July 30, 2019
Talbot gives the movie a listless, looping quality that is best embodied in the scenes of Jimmie roaming around town on his skateboard.
July 24, 2019
It's an aching portrait of a city, and of the denizens desperately trying to keep it alive in spite of itself.
July 23, 2019
It's possible to have a white director and a black cast using their own voices instead of a white writer assuming the actions of character of color.
July 22, 2019
A well-acted and lovingly detailed slice of 21st-century life.
July 22, 2019
A devastatingly beautiful poem about a city's lost past, and a man's quest to keep the memories away from oblivion. [Full Review in Spanish]
July 17, 2019
Joe Talbot's lovely, quasi-Dickensian film boasts no absolute truths, instead leaning into its ambiguity, humanity and a quizzical moodiness.
July 15, 2019
With minor twists, The Last Black Man in San Francisco doesn't equal the relatable Blindspotting in vibrancy, but it should be seen for the urgency of its theme and tribute to friendship.
July 11, 2019
A beautifully made study of disillusionment and urban dispossession.
July 10, 2019
The beautifully shot movie has its own sense of humour, although the predominant tone (perhaps overstretched at two hours) is elegiac, if not quite mournful.
July 9, 2019
An assured, visually stunning look at San Francisco, against the backdrop of a sad history that informs just about every frame
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