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Two-time Oscar (R)-winner Michael Caine stars with Clémence Poésy, Justin Kirk and Gillian Anderson in this richly nuanced, emotion-charged story of lost souls, new-found hope and Last Love. Matthew Morgan (Caine) is a widowed, world-weary professor living in Paris. The cynical Matthew sees no meaningful future for himself - until he meets Pauline (Poésy), a free-spirited young dance instructor. The unlikely bond they form ultimately leads them to rediscover the joy that only family and true friendship can offer. (c) RJ
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Rotten Tomatoes Score: 30%

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"This sentimental Michael Caine drama is so dull that doctors could prescribe it to treat insomnia."
‑ Cath Clarke, Time Out
"This dull, dawdling film, adapted from Françoise Dorner's novel "La Douceur Assassine," eventually succumbs to sentimentality."
‑ Stephen Holden, New York Times
"Sir Michael Caine is London personified, a British movie icon with one of the most distinctive voices in cinema. So why on earth would you mis-cast him as an American in Paris with a totally implausible accent?"
‑ Brian Henry Martin, UTV
"Caine's heart-rending flourish aside, this often mawkish drama struggles to make a point."
‑ James Luxford, Radio Times
"Ultimately something of a disappointment thanks to a frustrating script that lacks focus and isn't sure which story to tell."
‑ Matthew Turner, ViewLondon
"This somber work about the worthiness of living has little life in it."
‑ Inkoo Kang, Los Angeles Times
"Not much happens in Sandra Nettelbeck's intimate family drama, but its well-drawn connections between lonely souls make an impact nonetheless."
‑ Elizabeth Weitzman, New York Daily News
"A melancholic cross between Venus and Goodbye, Mr Chips, which could have been more enticingly entitled Venus and Chips."
‑ Mark Kermode, Observer [UK]
"The film is a little too soft-centred to do justice to its own themes of bereavement, jealousy and family breakdown."
‑ Geoffrey Macnab, Independent
"Complex emotions and a gentle exploration of interpersonal connections make this Paris-set drama worth a look, especially since it's so nicely played by the eclectic cast."
‑ Rich Cline, Contactmusic.com
""Last Love" starts out promising enough, but alas, it doesn't last."
‑ Tom Long, Detroit News
"Nettelbeck ... strives to make Last Love a genuinely complex drama rooted in recognizable human behavior, and fails utterly in that effort."
‑ Mike D'Angelo, AV Club
"The great Michael Caine brings a touching vulnerability to Mr Morgan's Last Love, a maudlin melodrama set in a pretty-looking Paris."
‑ Allan Hunter, Daily Express
"It soon becomes clear that the chances of Caine and Poésy's characters' lop-sided relationship germinating into something interesting are vanishingly slim."
‑ Robbie Collin, Daily Telegraph
"The cloying sweetness of this film is pretty murderous."
‑ Peter Bradshaw, Guardian
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