75

Philadelphia Inquirer

By Carrie Rickey
The three parallel love stories of daughter and dad, girlfriend and boyfriend, sister and brother, are nicely handled. Robinson is a sympathetic director of actors, allowing almost everyone their dignity. For the most part, she keeps this emotionally charged story in the schmaltz-free zone.
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75

Entertainment Weekly

By Lisa Schwarzbaum
And here's the revelation: Miley Cyrus is a really interesting movie star in the making, with an intriguing echo-of-foghorn speaking voice, and a scuffed-up tomboyish physicality (in the Kristen Stewart mode) that sets her apart from daintier girls in her celebrity class.
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63

Chicago Sun-Times

By Roger Ebert
I like Miley Cyrus. I like her in spite of the fact that she's been packaged within an inch of her life. I look forward to the day when she squirms loose from her handlers and records an album of classic songs, performed with the same sincerity as her godmother, Dolly Parton. I think it'll be a long, long time until she plays a movie character like the free-standing, engaging heroines of Ashley Judd, but I can wait.
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50

Wall Street Journal

By Joe Morgenstern
Takes a sharp turn for the better when Ronnie and a poor big rich boy played by Liam Hemsworth fall in love.
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50

Boston Globe

By Wesley Morris
A more convincing star could make this a degree more tolerable, although in Cyrus’s defense not much more.
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50

USA Today

By Claudia Puig
All the obvious elements combine to manipulate the audience into a weepy time at the movies -- again.
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50

The Hollywood Reporter

By Kirk Honeycutt
The movie so deftly mixes sentimentality, romance and bathos in just the right measures that her fans and maybe new ones will enjoy the new Miley.
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40

New York Daily News

By Elizabeth Weitzman
So who was the movie really made for? Mostly, it seems, for Cyrus herself, who needed to take the first, hesitant step in another direction.
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25

San Francisco Chronicle

By Mick LaSalle
The bottom line here is that Cyrus is ghastly in The Last Song, bad not just in one or two ways, but in all kinds of ways.
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0

Rolling Stone

By Peter Travers
The only tragedy you'll face is paying good money to this swill.
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33 out of 100
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