The Last New Yorker
The Last New Yorker (2010)

Lifelong friends Lenny Sugarman (Dominic Chianese) and Ruben Liebner (Dick Latessa), both in their 70s, both dyed-in-the-wool New Yorkers, barely recognize the Manhattan of their youth. The city they've loved for decades has become a… More

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Rated: Unrated
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Genre: Drama
Release Date: April 19, 2011
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Critic Score: 45% Rotten Tomatoes™ Critic Reviews
Joe Neumaier
New York Daily News

Wang tracks his guys like the documentarian he is, and if the movie feels a bit canned thanks to Adam Forgash's unoriginal script, classic NYC spots and a big heart make it feel like home.

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Stephen Whitty
Newark Star-Ledger

There were reasons to hope that The Last New Yorker would be better than this.

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Christian Blauvelt
Slant Magazine

Wang's geriatric bromance isn't so much a love letter to New York as it is Grumpy Old Mensches.

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Stephen Holden
New York Times

The best thing about The Last New Yorker is its evocation of the relentless speed with which the city tears down and rebuilds itself.

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Andrew Grant
Time Out New York

The Last New Yorker offers not just a rare portrait of urban septuagenarians, but one without a hint of dewy-eyed nostalgia.

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Cole Smithey
ColeSmithey.com

Guided by photographer-turned-director Harvey Wang's keen eye for Manhattan's fast-disappearing landscape of dive bars, diners, and bodegas "The Last New Yorker" is delightful chamber piece of romantic comedy.

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V.A. Musetto
New York Post

Adam Forgash's script is a generic collection of schmaltz and implausibility...

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Aaron Hillis
Village Voice

Inspired by Wang's photo book about older Gothamites whose occupations were threatened by modernity, screenwriter Adam Forgash has fittingly written a scenario as hoary as his characters

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Avi Offer
NYC Movie Guru

A sweet, charming and warm romantic drama that suffers from being lazy, inorganic and seriously lacking in character development. The only scene-stealing, lively character is actually the city of New York itself.

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