The Last Ride
The Last Ride (2012)

After a meteoric rise to radio super-stardom in the late 1940's, Hank Williams, who called himself Luke the Drifter, had made a train wreck of his life. At the end of 1952, Hank Williams gathered what was left of his physical strength… More

Rated: PG-13
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Genre: Drama
Release Date: June 4, 2013
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Critic Score: 41% Rotten Tomatoes™ Critic Reviews
Paul de Barros
Seattle Times

Alas, "The Last Ride" doesn't deliver much insight into Williams or the lifestyle that killed him.

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Mark Olsen
Los Angeles Times

Dramatically thin, formally uninspired and thematically weak, "The Last Ride" really goes nowhere.

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Eric Melin
Scene-Stealers.com

A romantic "what-if" version of the story, interesting only as a cultural artifact...dramatically inert

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Mario Tarradell
Dallas Morning News

The Last Ride doesn't give us a complete picture of Hank Williams. But it does ably illustrate the final days of his life.

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Joe Leydon
Variety

Bearing all the hallmarks of a small-budget labor of love, The Last Ride is a leisurely paced but modestly engaging road trip that gets considerable mileage from the byplay between its two lead characters.

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Jackie K. Cooper
jackiekcooper.com

Henry Thomas shows he beat the child star jinx with his heartfelt portrayal of Hank Williams.

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Kerry Lengel
Arizona Republic

James does a fine job of portraying a na´ve youth whose eyes slowly open to glimpse both the pleasures and the pain of living.

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Jeannette Catsoulis
New York Times

This one is for Hank Williams fanatics only, and Mr. Thomas puts a dark and subtle sheen on a disappointingly watery script.

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Marjorie Baumgarten
Austin Chronicle

The Last Ride squanders its potential, much like its tragic subject.

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Flixster Audience Score: 52% Flixster User Reviews
Bruce Bruce
Not exactly how I envisioned Hank to be but I certainly did not know him. This movie needed Hank Williams music in it to make it complete - and you know he… More