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The Last Face (2017)



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The Last Face centers around a love affair between Dr. Wren Petersen (Academy Award (R) winner, Charlize Theron), the director of an international aid organization and Dr. Miguel Leon (Academy Award (R) winner, Javier Bardem), a relief-aid doctor. Set against the devastating backdrop of war-torn Liberia, Miguel and Wren must find a way to keep their relationship alive in extraordinarily difficult conditions battling their mutual passion for the value of life matched by the intensity of their diametrically opposed opinions on how best to solve the conflict that surrounds them. Directed by Two-time Academy Award (R) winner Sean Penn, The Last Face also stars Primetime Emmy (R) nominee Jared Harris, and celebrated French actors Jean Reno and Adèle Exarchopoulos.


Javier Bardem
as Miguel Leon
Jared Harris
as Dr. John Farber
Jean Reno
as Dr. Love
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Sean Penn's pompous, ethically bankrupt humanitarian aid drama would surely have worked better as a charity single.

May 8, 2017 | Rating: 1/5 | Full Review…

All one can really do is gape in wonder and puzzlement.

May 20, 2016 | Rating: D | Full Review…

[A] stunningly self-important but numbingly empty cocktail of romance and insulting refugee porn ...

May 20, 2016 | Full Review…

Penn, who has become well-known for doing what he can to try and ease the agony of global crisis spots (like Haiti), would do well not to mistake his own genuine compassion for an artistic impulse.

May 20, 2016 | Full Review…

The Last Face's shameful exploitation of Africans doesn't stop with the mere privileging of its two wealthy white doctors and their trivial personal struggles within the narrative.

July 25, 2017 | Rating: 0/4 | Full Review…

While cinema has often served as a tool of imperialism and colonialism, who would have expected a determined activist like Sean Penn to continue this ugly tradition?

June 22, 2017 | Full Review…

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