The Last Movie Star Reviews

May 21, 2019
very parallel to the real Burt Reynolds' experience
October 11, 2018
Hollywood great, Burt Reynolds embraces the twilight of his career with The Last Movie Star. Adam Rifkin's poignant comedy sees the ageing movie star play an ageing movie star who ends up in a career retrospective that isn't quite what he expected.
April 2, 2018
The Last Movie Star strikes a note of banality in its first sequence from which it rarely deviates.
March 31, 2018
In a threadbare movie that doesn't deserve him, Burt Reynolds-playing a fictional version of himself- reminds us what a great actor he can be.
March 30, 2018
... heartfelt and occasionally amusing, but stumbles through clichés about big-screen heroes and generation gaps that never signal anything more profound.
March 30, 2018
As a commentary on Reynolds' career trajectory, The Last Movie Star is hit-or-miss. What is undeniable, though, is the space Rifkin has created where Reynolds can do what Reynolds does best.
Top Critic
March 29, 2018
Another example of Reynolds accepting the wrong invitation and winding up in a role unworthy of his stature.
March 29, 2018
Thanks to its star's all-in commitment, the overtly maudlin film works better than it should ...
March 29, 2018
Rifkin very deeply understands fanboy culture, and there's a moral spine to this Burt Reynolds fanboy's movie.
March 29, 2018
The reason to see The Last Movie Star is its performances from both Burt Reynolds and Ariel Winter. It's a sweet, solid film and a suitable bookend to Reynolds' career as a leading actor.
March 29, 2018
A gently heartbreaking reflection on bad decisions, lost love and late-life revelations.
March 29, 2018
The director Adam Rifkin wrote this showcase for Mr. Reynolds, who, like Vic, was a college football player. "The Last Movie Star" effectively allows the ever-assured actor to score a touchdown on an empty field.
March 28, 2018
Those who remember marathoning Reynolds' movies on Sunday afternoons will probably still develop a rather large lump in their throats, as we bid adieu to one of the finest presences to ever grace the silver screen.
March 27, 2018
Meandering and maudlin and drearily predictable ...
March 27, 2018
When you've got "it", you've probably got it forever... [E]very once in a while, you might get offered something that will remind everyone that you still got it.
March 27, 2018
The Last Movie Star offers Reynolds a way to play a thinly veiled version of himself. More than that, the film shows how aging actors come to terms with growing old.
March 25, 2018
Dog Years is a collection of old-fogey clichés, with a narrative that mixes a career retrospective with a road trip.
March 13, 2018
...a love letter to Reynolds that manages to adore him unsentimentally, understanding that revealing the flaws can result in a fuller, richer portrait
January 18, 2018
Despite a few good moments, this well-intentioned seriocomedy mostly wobbles between crude yocks, lame generation-gap humor and sentimental cliche.
May 4, 2017
[The film's] lack of faith in its audience makes its over-explanation and hackneyed groaners unshakable weights on a story that only needed to let Reynolds do his thing.