Last Resort
Last Resort (2001)

Last Resort opens as Tanya (Dina Korzun), a young Russian traveling to England with her son Artiom (Artiom Strelnikov), is questioned at a British airport's passport control. Tanya tells the official she is visiting England on a… More

Rated: PG-13
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Release Date: February 23, 2001
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94%
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85%


Critic Score: 94% Rotten Tomatoes™ Critic Reviews

Consensus: Critics are raving about Last Resort, saying it's a convincing, touching tale. Particularly impressive is the lack of script during the film's shoot.

Peter Rainer
New York Magazine/Vulture

One of the few films to get at the ways in which single mothers and their sons alternate being authority figures.

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Owen Gleiberman
Entertainment Weekly

Moving and eerily beautiful.

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Michael Dequina
TheMovieReport.com

The intimate, unadorned performances add a realistic immediacy to entire piece.

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Eric Harrison
Houston Chronicle

Dramatically low-key, Last Resort is beautifully acted, with striking realism.

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Terry Lawson
Detroit Free Press

Pawlikowski ... renders the events of Last Resort so unsentimentally that they unfold with the authenticity of an affecting documentary.

Harry Guerin
RTE Interactive (Dublin, Ireland)

Pawlikowski and his cast have been honoured for this film at festivals across the continent, the greatest award for them would be for you to watch and think.

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Rita Kempley
Washington Post

Gives grim and gritty a good name.

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John Hartl
Seattle Times

Obliquely affecting.

Joshua Tanzer
Offoffoff

A tragic but quite educational tour of the Western countries' refugee process.

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I can?t get enough of Paddy Considine, this tragic love story is one of a very topical theme. I?m sure it won?t be to everyone?s taste, because of the politics… More

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