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Directed by Jeff Nathanson, The Last Shot follows what happens when, like so many aspiring entertainers, the FBI gets caught up in the grandeur of showbiz. When Agent Joe Devine (Alec Baldwin) is given a key role in an elaborate scheme to take down the infamous mob boss John Gotti, he gladly accepts the assignment and goes undercover as a Hollywood producer. Before long, he has assembled an unwitting cast, including aspiring director Steven Schatz (Matthew Broderick), who agrees to direct for Devine without realizing the entire production is merely a front for the investigation. As Agent… More

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Rotten Tomatoes Score: 61%

Critic Reviews from Rotten Tomatoes

"The Last Shot doesn't crackle and pop, but the send-up of Hollywood and the government gets off some good lines and generally endears itself with a kind of earnest scattershot loopiness."
‑ Jane Sumner, Dallas Morning News
"It's all very loose and, while occasionally diverting, doesn't really add up to anything."
‑ Moira MacDonald, Seattle Times
"The Last Shot is a fun movie that didn't make much of a splash."
‑ Kevin Carr, 7M Pictures
"The story tries to make up for its lack of laughs by offering a series of quirky characters and bizarre moments, a tactic that works for a while but runs out of steam...."
‑ John J. Puccio, Movie Metropolis
"A silly movie that never for a minute tries to be anything doesn't require anything from its audience but to laugh and enjoy the show."
‑ Cherryl Dawson and Leigh Ann Palone,
"Appealingly cheesy, a tribute to the hope that springs eternal in the hopelessly inept."
‑ Tim Appelo, L.A. Weekly
"A funny hybrid of Hollywood satire and mob comedy."
‑ Carla Meyer, San Francisco Chronicle
"It's got some really solid actors and even a fairly amusing premise ... so where are all the laughs?"
‑ Scott Weinberg, DVD Clinic
"...never quite becomes anything more than a marginally entertaining way to kill 93 minutes."
‑ David Nusair, Reel Film Reviews
"enlivened by a steady stream of contributing talents"
‑ Jules Brenner,
"Planned inanity never gets mad mad mad mad enough, and insider jabs like "I'm not a fake, I'm a director!" don't have the desired zaniness."
‑ Laura Sinagra, Village Voice
"A ripped-from-the- headlines story rendered with wit, imagination and no small amount of moxie."
‑ Lisa Rose, Newark Star-Ledger
"Divertido em seu humor ingênuo e inofensivo, conquista principalmente graças ao carisma da dupla principal."
‑ Pablo Villaca, Cinema em Cena
"There must be a story behind the orphaning of this odd, insidery Hollywood comedy reputedly based on a true story."
‑ Philip Martin, Arkansas Democrat-Gazette
"The Last Shot commits the cardinal sin of comedies: it isn't funny."
‑ David N. Butterworth, Movie Boeuf
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