The Last Tycoon
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Rotten Tomatoes Score: 41%

Critic Reviews from Rotten Tomatoes

"Producer Sam Spiegel's contribution is admirable, but Elia Kazan's direction of the Pinter plot seems unfocussed though craftsmanlike. Robert De Niro's performance as the inscrutable boy-wonder of films is mildly intriguing."
‑ , Variety
"Elia Kazan now admits that he directed this adaptation, his last Hollywood film, for the money. Unfortunately, it looks it."
‑ Jonathan Rosenbaum, Chicago Reader
"Fitzgerald's unfinished novel transfers awkwardly to the screen but is saved from oblivion by that always-fascinating actor De Niro."
‑ , TV Guide's Movie Guide
"An exquisite screen interpretation of F. Scott Fitzgerald's unfinished novel on Hollywood during the Thirties"
‑ Frederic and Mary Ann Brussat, Spirituality and Practice
"De Niro proves again how well he can carry a part, and is particularly good in scenes dealing with the day-to-day business of movie-making."
‑ Geoff Andrew, Time Out
"Kazan's rigid directing kills the spontaneity of nearly every cast member."
‑ Jeffrey M. Anderson, Combustible Celluloid
"Out of place and not quite interesting enough to hold our attention, which is a disappointment, because it has many of the elements that can make for greatness."
‑ Jamie Gillies, Apollo Guide
"it isn't long before we stop caring"
‑ Christopher Null,
"The movie is full of echoes. We watch it as if at a far remove from what's happening, but that too is appropriate: Fitzgerald was writing history as it happened."
‑ Vincent Canby, New York Times
"It's a film that takes Hollywood too seriously and seems to worship with piety at its altar, but was too awkwardly presented to mean much."
‑ Dennis Schwartz, Ozus' World Movie Reviews
"Interessante na maior parte do tempo, o filme acaba sendo prejudicado pela fraca subtrama romântica e pelo final medíocre (adaptar um livro inacabado pode ser má idéia)."
‑ Pablo Villaca, Cinema em Cena
"De Niro is well cast and star-spotting is always fun, but Kazan's direction never truly elicits the audience's empathy and Pinter's script has too many silences."
‑ , Film4
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