The Last Movie
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With a barrage of cinematic distancing devices at hand (flashbacks and flash-forwards, super-imposed titles, missing frames, projectionist cue-marks placed in the wrong locations in a film reel), Dennis Hopper concocts a hallucinatory acid-trip concerning an American movie company making a western in Peru. In a remote mountain village in Peru, a Hollywood film company wraps up shooting a western and returns to California. Staying behind is a young stunt man, Kansas (Dennis Hopper). In the village, he takes up with the resident whore, Maria (Stella Garcia). At this point, the film… More
Rotten Tomatoes Score: 83%

Critic Reviews from Rotten Tomatoes

"One of the craziest (and druggiest) movies ever made, it's also blatantly self-deconstructing and meta to the max, albeit produced years before those terms became commonplace."
‑ J. Hoberman, Village Voice
"The implosion of film is Hopper's topic and style, he risks pretension and reaps wonders"
‑ Fernando F. Croce, CinePassion
"My mind had a good deal of trouble tolerating the inflated pretensions of Hopper, who, it's now apparent, is gifted with all of the insights of a weekend mystic who drives to and from his retreat in a Jaguar."
‑ Vincent Canby, New York Times
"The allegory attempted was so bizarre and unlike any Hollywood venture, that it's worth checking out for all the potential it had but never realized."
‑ Dennis Schwartz, Ozus' World Movie Reviews
"No other studio-released film of the period is quite so formally audacious."
‑ Jonathan Rosenbaum, Chicago Reader
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