The Last Shot

2004

The Last Shot

Critics Consensus

Wildly uneven comedy.

62%

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Total Count: 68

32%

Audience Score

User Ratings: 3,223
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Directed by Jeff Nathanson, The Last Shot follows what happens when, like so many aspiring entertainers, the FBI gets caught up in the grandeur of showbiz. When Agent Joe Devine (Alec Baldwin) is given a key role in an elaborate scheme to take down the infamous mob boss John Gotti, he gladly accepts the assignment and goes undercover as a Hollywood producer. Before long, he has assembled an unwitting cast, including aspiring director Steven Schatz (Matthew Broderick), who agrees to direct for Devine without realizing the entire production is merely a front for the investigation. As Agent Devine and several of his cohorts from the bureau begin enjoying their lives as self-appointed industry players, however, justice takes a backseat as the would-be law-enforcement operatives put all of the passion into turning what began as a sham movie project into a true Hollywood contender.

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Cast

Matthew Broderick
as Steven Schats
Alec Baldwin
as Joe Devine
Toni Collette
as Emily French
Tony Shalhoub
as Tommy Sanz
Calista Flockhart
as Valerie Weston
Tim Blake Nelson
as Marshal Paris
Buck Henry
as Lonnie Bosco
Ray Liotta
as Jack Devine
Ian Gomez
as Agent Nance
Troy Winbush
as Agent Ray Dawson
Tom McCarthy
as Agent Pike
W. Earl Brown
as Willie Gratzo
Evan Jones
as Troy Haines
Glenn Morshower
as Agent McCaffrey
James Rebhorn
as Abe White
Jon Polito
as Wally Kamin
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Critic Reviews for The Last Shot

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Audience Reviews for The Last Shot

  • Apr 28, 2014
    Based on a true story, The Last Shot is a fun, satirical comedy that's full of laughs. In an attempt to bring down a mob boss the FBI sets up an elaborate sting operation posing as movie producers, but before long the fake movie they're making starts to take on a life of its own. The writing is pretty good and includes some interesting commentary about Hollywood and the tactics used by the FBI. Matthew Broderick, Alec Baldwin, Tony Shalhoub, and Calista Flockhart lead the cast and deliver some impressive performances. But, the character development is weak and there are some extraneous subplots that don't payoff. Yet, The Last Shot overcomes its script issues and delivers an entertaining film that tells an unusual tale of life and art blurring together.
    Dann M Super Reviewer
  • May 06, 2012
    the one joke premise becomes terribly boring after a while. the film promises a lot with the cast of interesting actors but sadly they can't save this one.
    Brendan N Super Reviewer
  • Oct 07, 2011
    I'm a sucker for movies about making movies. This one is decent with some nice in-jokes. Nothing special, but better than critics said.
    Wu C Super Reviewer
  • Sep 13, 2007
    Really funny and silly.
    Sunil J Super Reviewer

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