The Last Word Reviews

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September 24, 2020
What we have is a film built around a character arc that we never really see play out, and while it is intermittently funny, it rings hollow as a weekly sitcom.
May 5, 2020
You could do better this weekend, but you could do a whole lot worse.
October 30, 2019
You'll laugh. You'll cry. The Last Word speaks from the heart with the last word on life and legacy - Love.
March 1, 2019
This is an absolute hoot and also offers inspiring insights on life, taking risks, and changing for the better.
December 20, 2018
Although the movie doesn't exactly have much of an original voice, it still has a very big heart.
December 19, 2018
It might take a little bit of extra effort to find The Last Word, but the cinematic experience and Maclaine's wonderful performance is well worth the journey.
November 1, 2018
The Last Word is fairly generic movie where practically everything is preordained by the subgenre's convention.
December 28, 2017
"The Last Word" begins with a tart comic premise and then adds heapful after heapful of sugar until the sweetness is almost unbearable.
December 27, 2017
Each move is a telegraphed step away from the movie we started out liking.
December 22, 2017
The plot is not only predictable; it is forced, and lacks a single believable minute. MacLaine deserved so much more than this.
December 20, 2017
Rather than spend undue attention on these elements, Pellington works his magic by tapping into the talents of his leads. Both MacLaine and Seyfried use their eyes and the act of watching to reveal who these women truly are.
October 6, 2017
This has some sweet and funny moments but, at others, feels contrived, clunky and way too long.
September 12, 2017
It manages to avoid being too formulaic.
August 29, 2017
Director Mark Pellington knows how to pace a scene, to trust his actors, and let character unfold. Writer Stuart Ross Fink writes interaction that captures the personality without overdoing the point.
August 23, 2017
When a cranky older woman meets a plucky younger woman, it's a safe bet that formula will prevail.
August 22, 2017
The Last Word, ostensibly about women journalists and cranky old women, is a movie that could've paid homage to them. Instead, it just made me miss them-even more than usual.
July 11, 2017
This is a curious mix of The Blind Side, High Fidelity and A Christmas Carol.
July 11, 2017
A bracingly cynical set-up is slightly betrayed by a treacly ending, but redeemed by the cast, especially the watchable Seyfried and MacLaine, who has the same glint in her eyes that she had in 1960 in The Apartment.
July 9, 2017
The Last Word certainly has good intentions, but can't prevent its spiky lead character going too far with her acid tongue, or her unrealistic plans.
July 9, 2017
With its off-the-mark proclamations about the Kinks and hi-fi nerd jargon, this feels like a screenplay written by someone who once read about music on Wikipedia but prefers not to listen to it.
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