The Last Tree Reviews

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July 9, 2020
What a beautiful movie... A very poetic but telling story.
June 29, 2020
Adewumni ... conveys the hurt and the survival instinct in Femi with spare gestures and soulful eyes. It's a breakout portrayal.
June 29, 2020
As "The Last Tree" ends with the potential of better things for Femi, an audience may walk away convinced of its filmmaker's promise and looking forward to seeing it blossom in full.
June 26, 2020
A stunning portrait of a young African immigrant cast adrift in a ruthless British society, where even blacks reproduce racial discrimination.
June 25, 2020
I can't help but be impressed by Amoo's attempts to direct a familiar narrative with such a complicated set of questions.
June 25, 2020
Watch it because it is an honest tale, and Amoo's masterfully handling of it puts you directly into the shoes of Femi himself.
June 24, 2020
Culture shock, abandonment issues and inner-city turmoil produce a PTSD that is rarely acknowledged in film in this way. For that, The Last Tree is a triumph.
June 24, 2020
Seek this movie out.
June 24, 2020
An astonishingly beautiful coming-of-age story of startling specificity and intense intimacy, yet universal in its compassionate depiction of a child's perspective dawning on mature self-awareness.
June 24, 2020
A bold, nicely photographed look at two periods in the life of a young Nigerian-British man.
June 23, 2020
Amoo and Adewunmi are talents to watch.
February 6, 2020
There are moments where Amoo's film could've benefitted from a little more precision, but none are enough to seriously detract from his vision.
October 2, 2019
Shola Amoo's movie has its share of TV-drama roughness - in, for instance, the shouting matches between Femi and his mother - but it's enriched by Amoo's expressionistic storytelling and by a trip Femi takes to Nigeria to explore his roots.
October 1, 2019
We can count on Adewunmi to reveal Femi's inner turmoil. It's a raw, emotionally resonant performance.
October 1, 2019
The Last Tree is an advance on Amoo's gentrification film A Moving Image (2016) and announces him as an important British director - one whose work demands a multicultural audience.
September 29, 2019
Powerful performances, tactile visuals and an elegantly fluid score add to the impact of this impressively understated yet profoundly moving tale.
September 28, 2019
The journey is familiar, but it's Amoo's artistic touches, often in wistful slow motion, that make the difference.
September 26, 2019
The Last Tree isn't perfect, but it's an honest and insightful coming of age story that deserves to find an audience.
September 26, 2019
[A] sombre, yet heartfelt and warmly acted drama...
September 25, 2019
The work of a natural-born moviemaker.
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