The Last Tree

Critics Consensus

Distinctive in terms of content, perspective, and insight, The Last Tree vividly depicts the turmoil of adolescence with remarkable grace.

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THE LAST TREE follows the story of Femi, a British boy of Nigerian heritage who, after a happy childhood in rural Lincolnshire, moves to inner London to live with his mum. Struggling with the unfamiliar culture and values of his new environment, teenage Femi has to figure out which path to adulthood he wants to take, and what it means to be a young black man in London.

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Critic Reviews for The Last Tree

All Critics (27) | Top Critics (6) | Fresh (26) | Rotten (1)

  • The journey is familiar, but it's Amoo's artistic touches, often in wistful slow motion, that make the difference.

    Sep 28, 2019 | Rating: 4/5 | Full Review…

    Kevin Maher

    Times (UK)
    Top Critic
  • [A] sombre, yet heartfelt and warmly acted drama...

    Sep 26, 2019 | Rating: 3/5 | Full Review…
  • As with his debut feature 'A Moving Image', a spikily insightful look at gentrification in Brixton, Amoo is always looking to subvert lazy cultural assumptions.

    Sep 23, 2019 | Rating: 4/5 | Full Review…
  • An elliptical look at hard changes in a young man's life.

    Feb 11, 2019 | Full Review…
  • Newcomer Sam Adewunmi captures Femi's anger but also his loneliness - a desperate longing to forge his own path, but also to fit in with his family and friends.

    Jan 27, 2019 | Full Review…
  • Thoughtfully alternates universal adolescent insecurities with urgently specific minority politics - filtered through a first-person perspective that itself oscillates between furious clarity and vivid confusion.

    Jan 25, 2019 | Full Review…

    Guy Lodge

    Variety
    Top Critic

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