The Last Station Synopsis
Leo Tolstoy (Christopher Plummer) and his wife (Helen Mirren) battle over his literary estate.
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The Hollywood Reporter

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

By Lisa Schwarzbaum
A grandly entertaining historical drama.
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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,...
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San Francisco Chronicle

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

By chavchav
Beautiful, touching, funny, expertly done....

On human values and relationships

By Sarah Wisdom
"The Last Station" invites us to reflect on what it means to be human. On one hand, we explore with the characters the conflict between visions of an ideal society and the concrete realities of daily...

New York Times is scared of death (typical rich liberal attitude) - this is a fine movie

By DarkMorocco
AO Scott - a typical death-squeamish upper-middle class New Yorker, disses the movie in the worst possible snobbish way - by stating that only pretentious snobs will lke it ("acting in bulk and...

Excellent, Beautiful FIlm

By Show Me Move Me Change Me
A Brilliant film! Lush. lovely, hilarious. Interesting. Stellar performances by all....

The Last Station

By movieeviewer
Exquisite, deep, realistic, gripping - a movie to remember!...

One of the best of the season!

By Usha L Paradise
The ingredients are all here and all top quality: actors (Helen Mirren is a dream!), script, imagery - kudos to the director for pulling everything together masterfully. The film explores love in...

The Last Station

By bon58
Well acted artsy movie....

Five Word Review

By rencsike
touching story with great perfomances...

Fabulous cast - fabulous atmosphere

By Wonkagranny
This movie tranfixed me. It put me into 19th century Russia and the lives of the Tolstoys. I was moved by the relationship of the Tolstoys. The Russians are great at making the man/woman...

The Last Station

By pstensrud
Phenomenal, loved it! Must see!! Spectacular cinematography, brilliant acting for all five leads, Mirren, Plummer, Giametti, and the two lovers. Beautiful scenery, sets, costumes. Rich, rich,...

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Rated R | For nudity and a scene of sexuality
What Parents Need to Know
Common Sense Media says Pause for kids 16 & under Mature Tolstoy biopic recounts his conflicted last days.
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