Last Embrace
Last Embrace (1979)

In 1979, Jonathan Demme was still a cutting-edge director and The Last Embrace was his first effort at a completely commercial assignment. Very much in the Hitchcock vein, The Last Embrace is an intense suspense film concerning Harry Hannan… More

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Rated: R
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Release Date: May 4, 1979
DVD Release Date: October 14, 2014
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Critic Score: 33% Rotten Tomatoes™ Critic Reviews
Rob Gonsalves

Demme puts nothing of himself into these paranoid shenanigans -- the movie is all too transparently his attempt to do something bankable.

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Carol Cling
Las Vegas Review-Journal

Belabored imitation Hitchcock

Frederic and Mary Ann Brussat
Spirituality and Practice

Last Embrace is directed by Jonathan Demme and it packs a real wallop of suspense.

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Stephen M
This is a splendid little Hitchcockian thriller from Jonathan Demme. Roy Scheider plays Harry Hannan, a government agent recovering from a nervous breakdown… More
xGary Xx
A tackily directed 70s forerunner to the likes of Basic Instinct, this overly melodramatic tale of a burnt out secret agent who recieves a calling card from a… More
Stephen Earnest
"Last Embrace" is an incompetently executed, wildly incoherent and overly melodramatic neo-noir thriller that's one of the dullest, most tepidly… More