Alexander the Last
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Alexander the Last
A sensual and intimate portrait of a young marriage that focuses on an artistic young couple, "Alexander the Last" illuminates the challenges of monogamy amidst myriad sexual and creative temptations.
Rotten Tomatoes Score: 67%

Critic Reviews from Rotten Tomatoes

"Alexander the Last, a 72-minute series of loosely connected scenes, follows an actress's lurching conversations and tentative gestures in life and the theater."
‑ Manohla Dargis, New York Times
"...a pretentious mess..."
‑ David Nusair, Reel Film Reviews
"A collection of indie movie clichés, the kind of film where every character is an actor or a musician or some sort of artist."
‑ Joshua Tyler,
"Absent any major dramatic moments, and without once relying on the crutch of overacting, the women enact a sisterly bond fraught with difficulties."
‑ Robert Levin, Film School Rejects
"At a slight 72 minutes, the DIY director's latest bout of psychosexual titillation (which is being made available on-demand in conjunction with its SXSW fest premiere) feels undercooked."
‑ Peter Debruge, Variety
"With its self-conscious references to the artistic process and to art itself (in a scene that wouldn't be out of place in a Godard project, a character reads Poe's 'The Bells,' almost in its entirety), this is Swanberg's most moving and impressive film..."
‑ John Beifuss, Commercial Appeal (Memphis, TN)
"Mumblecore has always lived in small moments, sometimes excruciatingly small, but rarely have these moments added up to a memorable takeaway message. Here, they do."
‑ Mark Keizer, Boxoffice Magazine
"Part of that restless, productive team of mumblecore savants, Swanberg allows his actors to do what they do best: act."
‑ Adam Keleman, Slant Magazine
"What looks like a drama of adultery turns out to be an exploration of how the spaces between people can separate them or join them, often at the same moment."
‑ Owen Gleiberman, Entertainment Weekly
"Clearly a transitional film for Swanberg, with a more assertive authorial voice on the one hand and more tentative (and unspontaneous) work with professional actors on the other."
‑ Leo Goldsmith, Not Coming to a Theater Near You
"Swanberg aspires to the next level -- in story scope, character development, and artistic commentary -- and just misses the mark."
‑ Norm Schrager,
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