Last Chance Harvey
Last Chance Harvey (2009)

New Yorker Harvey Shine is on the verge of losing his dead-end job as a jingle writer. Warned by his boss that he has just one more chance to deliver, Harvey goes to London for a weekend to attend his daughter's wedding but promises to… More

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Rated: PG-13
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Release Date: January 16, 2009
DVD Release Date: May 5, 2009
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Critic Score: 70% Rotten Tomatoes™ Critic Reviews

Consensus: Last Chance Harvey is an above-average story that graduates to potent romantic drama based on the chemistry and charm of its top-notch performers.

Tom Huddlestone
Time Out

Nimble dialogue, a brace of insightful moments and a slightly chocolate-box view of our city, lend 'Last Chance Harvey' a warmth and wisdom which outshine the more timeworn elements of the screenplay.

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Ben Lyons
At the Movies

Sure, it's predictable at times, and maybe even a little sappy, but overall it's a sweet movie about genuine human emotion.

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Neil Pond
American Profile

To fully appreciate it, you need to be on playing-field level with Harvey and Kate. You need some miles on the love odometer.

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Peter Rainer
Christian Science Monitor

All this gloomy masochism is made palatable because of the performers. And yet we must ask: Is this any way to show off two of our finest actors?

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Linda Barnard
Toronto Star

Watching Hoffman and Thompson tentatively discover each other is joyously tender.

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Emanuel Levy

Decently avted by Hoffman and Thompson, this is a middlebrow, TV-like melodrama that goes out of its way to show the possibility of new romances and new beginnings at any age.

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Ben Mankiewicz
At the Movies

These two actors are so strong that in the end we are left with a sweet and a tender movie.

Mick LaSalle
San Francisco Chronicle

What's in it for Emma? And the answer is ... not much.

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Pablo Villaça
Cinema em Cena

Acaba conquistando graças à doçura de sua história e, principalmente, em função do carisma e do talento de seus sempre admiráveis protagonistas.

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Flixster Audience Score: 53% Flixster User Reviews
Kevin M. Williams
Two of life's failures, convincingly portrayed by Hoffman and Thompson, collide in London to discover that perhaps they aren't such consummate… More
Edward Boxler
Stories like this can only play out in the movies. A man goes through a life changing experience, finds love, and rights all his wrongs in the span of a few… More
Josh Morris
Last Chance Harvey is a charming, highly predictable, and impeccably acted vehicle for the charisma and chemistry of Hoffman and Thompson. Almost every scene… More
Film Crazy
I thoroughly enjoyed this movie, it was refreshing to see a romantic comedy that was actually funny and an older maturer but gorgeous leading actors! This… More
Fernando Rafael Quintero Castañeda
I actually thought this was going to be a very light, breezy comedy in the vein of Nancy Meyers, so imagine the disappointment when I find Last Chance Harvey is… More
familiar stranger
Would a woman (apparently in her thirties or forties) find it okay if a stranger (who is a father of a daughter who is getting married) tries to be pushy &… More