• Released
  • June 29, 2012
  • (Chicago; 7/6 NY)
  • NR , 1 hr 30 min
  • Drama
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Last Ride Synopsis
A young boy (Tom Russell) and his wanted father (Hugo Weaving) travel across Australia.
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Chicago Sun-Times

By Roger Ebert
The film is astonishing in its visual beauty; cinematographer Greig Fraser ("Snow White and the Huntsman") finds nobility in this arduous...
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80

The Hollywood Reporter

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A tour-de-force turn from the persistently terrific Hugo Weaving lights a fuse under Last Ride, a spare and wrenching road movie delving...
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80

Variety

Depicting a father-son relationship that's as tough as the Outback, engrossing road movie Last Ride reclaims the Australian landscape from...
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80

Village Voice

By Nick Schager
Newcomer Russell, at once tough and vulnerable, canny and damaged, delivers a performance of nuanced naturalism that starkly conveys the...
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75

The A.V. Club

In spite of that sense of knowing where the film is headed long before it gets there, Last Ride finds poetry in its gorgeous backdrop and...
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63

New York Post

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The trouble is that the film also wants to make Kev at least partly sympathetic, despite his monstrous treatment of his son, and nothing we...
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60

Time Out New York

By David Fear
If Last Ride leans heavily on fugitive-life lyricism, it benefits from an incredible father-son chemistry between Weaving and Russell-one...
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60

The New York Times

By Manohla Dargis
Mr. Ivin doesn't have a strong narrative line to play with or become distracted by, but he takes off on some lovely detours, whether he's...
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40

New York Daily News

By Joe Neumaier
Becomes too melodramatic and bleakly obvious. Weaving, though, as always, is never less than magnetic.
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Rated NR