75

New York Observer

By Rex Reed
It's a fascinating film that I enjoyed thoroughly.
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70

Arizona Republic

By Kerry Lengel
Unlike, say, Val Kilmer's Jim Morrison in "The Doors," Thomas makes no attempt to create a convincing facsimile of Hank Williams, which is just as well, since he bears little resemblance to the sinewy singer.
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60

Village Voice

It portrays Williams in a generally sympathetic light without whitewashing his vice-loving, belligerent ways or mythologizing them in a bid for postmortem psychoanalysis.
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50

The New York Times

By Jeannette Catsoulis
This one is for Hank Williams fanatics only, and Mr. Thomas puts a dark and subtle sheen on a disappointingly watery script. Cover versions of Williams's songs - several sung by his daughter, Jett - remind us why he mattered, even as the movie fails to do the same.
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50

Austin Chronicle

By Marjorie Baumgarten
With a foretold ending and long stretches of pure driving, The Last Ride squanders its potential, much like its tragic subject.
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40

Time Out New York

At least Thomas gives a suitably burned-out performance as Williams. He's almost enough to melt your cold, cold heart.
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40

New York Daily News

By Elizabeth Weitzman
Thomas offers particularly fine work, but the underwritten script, which relies too much on sentimentality, gives him little to do.
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40

Los Angeles Times

Dramatically thin, formally uninspired and thematically weak, The Last Ride really goes nowhere.
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25

Slant Magazine

By Chuck Bowen
A typical wax-museum reproduction of the American South in which every detail is Southern in bold all caps, and not a single scene over the course of the film's 102 minutes rings true.
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45 out of 100
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