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: 43%

Critic Reviews from Rotten Tomatoes

"Dennis Hopper's The Last Movie is a wasteland of cinematic wreckage."
‑ Roger Ebert, Chicago Sun-Times
"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
"One of the all-time classics of pretentiously incomprehensible cinema."
‑ Alan Jones, Radio Times
"The implosion of film is Hopper's topic and style, he risks pretension and reaps wonders"
‑ Fernando F. Croce, CinePassion
"That sound you hear is of checkbooks closing all over Hollywood."
‑ Stefan Kanfer, TIME Magazine
"Dazzling, chaotic, indulgent."
‑ Robert Murphy, Time Out
"Take a look at the cast list and you'll see that Hopper called in many of his pals to do cameos, but all that talent couldn't help."
‑ , TV Guide's Movie Guide
"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
"Film suffers from a multiplicity of themes, ideas and its fragmented style with flash-forwards intertwined."
‑ Variety Staff, Variety
"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
"An astute and rather nasty allegory of Hollywood's cultural imperialism that seemingly could only have come from one of Tinseltown's very own longtime residents."
‑ Leo Goldsmith, Not Coming to a Theater Near You
"There is a bunder of ideas present, but the film is a mess."
‑ , Film4
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