Last Orders
Last Orders (2002)

When one of a group of lifelong friends dies, his buddies are left to carry out his last wishes: to take his ashes and dispose of them off the pier in the seaside town of Margate. As their sentimental journey begins and their own emotional… More

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Rated: R
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Release Date: February 15, 2002
DVD Release Date: August 13, 2002
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Critic Score: 79% Rotten Tomatoes™ Critic Reviews

Consensus: With a cast that includes some of the best acting talent in Britain, Last Orders is a rewarding character-driven ensemble piece.

David Stratton

Delicately handled and superbly textured, this fine adaptation of Graham Swift's Booker Prize-winning novel deals with all the really big subjects: love, friendship, death, life.

Michael Wilmington
Chicago Tribune

A movie I loved on first sight and, even more important, love in remembrance.

Philip French

Schepisi always handles actors sympathetically and here he has a perfect cast, most of whom can draw on their own and their parents' experiences.

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Geoff Andrew
Time Out

One of the most rewarding and authentic depictions of/tributes to the Cockney way of life in recent years.

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Jay Boyar
Orlando Sentinel

The film, like its characters, is limited by a provincial self-absorption.

Mark Halverson
Sacramento News & Review

[A] classy but dry, lackluster trip down memory lane...

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Kenneth Turan
Los Angeles Times

Gathering its forces slowly, this careful, thoughtful film, quietly but deeply moving, is dramatic without seeming to be.

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Peter Howell
Toronto Star

It's a small movie about ordinary blokes, and yet it poses some of the big questions that have vexed philosophers for ages.

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Alan Morrison
Empire Magazine

Ambitious in structure and casting, it packs a lot into its screen time. Quality craftsmanship for a discerning crowd.

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Flixster Audience Score: 72% Flixster User Reviews
John Ballantine
Holy crap are the old buggers boring. Michael Caine. Bob Hoskins. Tom Courtenay. All grade A performers but put them in a story that plods and give them… More