The Last Thing He Wanted

2020

The Last Thing He Wanted

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It'll be the last thing most viewers want, too.

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Release date: Feb 21, 2020

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At the tipping point of the Iran Contra affair's arms for drugs plot, hardscrabble news journalist Elena McMahon finds herself on dangerous ground when she abandons coverage of the 1984 presidential campaign to fulfill her bed-ridden father's last wish. Cast into an international melee of politics and covert ops, Elena's insists on revealing the players and causes of a region in turmoil.

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All Critics (55) | Top Critics (14) | Fresh (3) | Rotten (52)

  • The Last Thing He Wanted seems so taken with its own intricacy that it manages only to trip itself up.

    February 21, 2020 | Full Review…
  • What makes The Last Thing He Wanted ultimately so frustrating (while also elevating it a few notches above its awfulness as a thriller) is the fact that there are things it does quite well.

    February 21, 2020 | Rating: C- | Full Review…
  • How does a director as stellar as Dee Rees go so thunderously wrong adapting a 1996 novel by the great Joan Didion, with a cast headed by Anne Hathaway, Ben Affleck, and Willem Dafoe? Here's Exhibit A and the last thing any of us wanted.

    February 19, 2020 | Rating: 0.5/5 | Full Review…
  • On the page, the reader is transfixed by Didion's spare, sorrowful language. On screen, Hathaway's hard work can't stop the plot twist feeling silly.

    February 19, 2020 | Rating: 3/5 | Full Review…
  • I found the whole narrative confusing. Even if you can parse it out, it doesn't add up to a whole lot.

    February 15, 2020 | Full Review…
  • There's some overreach and muddle here - you wouldn't want a pop quiz on the plot - but "Last Thing" remains an intriguing, visually diverting piece, well shot by Bobby Bukowski.

    February 13, 2020 | Full Review…

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