Last Life in the Universe
Last Life in the Universe (2004)

A story of two very different people coming together in the wake of personal tragedies, Last Life in the Universe stars Tadanobu Asano as Kenji, a quiet, bespectacled Japanese librarian living in Bangkok. Obsessed with suicide, he… More

Rated: R
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Release Date: February 15, 2005
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Critic Score: 90% Rotten Tomatoes™ Critic Reviews
Jeff Shannon
Seattle Times

It's an offbeat romance that defies easy labeling, recommendable as a film buff's pleasure and a semi-audacious art-house curio.

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Michael Booth
Denver Post

An absorbing series of intricately planned shots that play like installation art at a modern museum.

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Jean-François Vandeuren
Panorama

Un film dont les élans singuliers mènent à la fascination.

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Andrew Sarris
New York Observer

[Reflects] the growing interpenetration of many individual national cinemas into a cultural conglomerate that reflects the irresistible tide of cinematic globalization.

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Wesley Morris
Boston Globe

There is some lovely filmmaking here, and nice surprises.

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Ken Hanke
Mountain Xpress (Asheville, NC)

One fascinating -- if not wholly accessible -- movie.

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G. Allen Johnson
San Francisco Chronicle

The film has a precise, slow pace that allows us to get to know these quiet, quirky characters, and an imaginatively experimental approach to their thoughts and dreams.

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Kevin Thomas
Los Angeles Times

The Thai locales, the stars and Doyle's expressive cinematography add up to a disarmingly seductive yet always precarious film experience.

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Pablo Villaca
Cinema em Cena

Asano é sempre um ator interessante, mas a montagem é auto-indulgente e o roteiro, pretensioso.

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Flixster Audience Score: 90% Flixster User Reviews
familiar stranger
This one was quite a light film as opposed to what I was expecting. The story is odd, but not appealing enough. Slightly slowly paced, this flick is neither… More
Ken Stachnik
Good movie, gorgeous cinematography. Awesome Chris Doyle commentary track
Arash Xak
Nice dreamlike atmosphere & beautiful images by Doyle but the film suffers from overusing the indie spirit cliches, It could have been a lot better &… More
Tsubaki Sanjuro
Wong Kai Waresque thai flick about two lonely characters trying to find a way in their lives. While this type of "oh i'm so lonely" melancholic… More
Luke Baldock
With Christopher Doyle's unrivalled cinematography this is a film that always looks good no matter what its flaws may be. A seen it before plot is handled… More
Drew Smith
I cannot imagine a romance film that is more sincere or subdued. It's like watching every good dream you've ever had unfurl on the screen.