90

The Hollywood Reporter

Three superb performances by Helen Mirren, Christopher Plummer and James McAvoy should have Oscar handicappers drooling.
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88

Philadelphia Inquirer

By Carrie Rickey
Set exactly a century ago, The Last Station is a droll tragicomedy starring those battling Tolstoys, whose family is unhappy in its own way.
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88

Boston Globe

By Ty Burr
The movie’s a chocolate box of nougaty performances, from Christopher Plummer’s delightful depiction of Tolstoy as a ribald old naïf to Paul Giamatti twirling his waxed mustache and playing to the gallery as Vladimir Chertkov.
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88

New York Post

By Lou Lumenick
Helen Mirren outdoes even her Oscar-winning performance in "The Queen" with her tour de force as Countess Sofya Tolstoy in Michael Hoffman's delightful The Last Station.
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88

USA Today

By Claudia Puig
Every second Helen Mirren is on-screen in The Last Station is a study in peerless talent.
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83

Entertainment Weekly

By Lisa Schwarzbaum
A grandly entertaining historical drama.
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80

Wall Street Journal

By Joe Morgenstern
The entire film is a seduction, one that draws us into a vanished world where Count Leo Tolstoy and his wife of 48 years, Countess Sofya, come to joyous, tempestuous life in a matched pair of magnificent performances by Christopher Plummer and Helen Mirren.
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75

San Francisco Chronicle

By Mick LaSalle
Tells the story of Leo Tolstoy's last year from a refreshing new perspective.
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75

Rolling Stone

By Peter Travers
The film itself, energetically directed and written by Michael Hoffman, can't always rise to the level of its two dynamo stars.
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60

New York Daily News

By Elizabeth Weitzman
Though it feels at first like a musty edition of "Masterpiece Theatre," Michael Hoffman's adaptation of a novel by Jay Parini holds enough surprises to make a memorable impact.
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76 out of 100
Generally favorable reviews
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