Last Resort
Last Resort (2001)

A naive young Russian woman, Tanya, and her streetwise son are detained at a London airport when her elusive English fiance fails to collect them. In a panicked effort to avoid deportation, Tanya asks for political asylum and she and her… More

Rated: PG-13
Running Time:
Release Date: February 23, 2001
Add Your Rating
Rotten Tomatoes™
Critic Score
User Score

Critic Score: 94% Rotten Tomatoes™ Critic Reviews

Consensus: Critics are raving about Last Resort, saying it's a convincing, touching tale. Particularly impressive is the lack of script during the film's shoot.

Peter Rainer
New York Magazine/Vulture

One of the few films to get at the ways in which single mothers and their sons alternate being authority figures.

Owen Gleiberman
Entertainment Weekly

Moving and eerily beautiful.

Full review…
Michael Dequina

The intimate, unadorned performances add a realistic immediacy to entire piece.

Full review…
Eric Harrison
Houston Chronicle

Dramatically low-key, Last Resort is beautifully acted, with striking realism.

Terry Lawson
Detroit Free Press

Pawlikowski ... renders the events of Last Resort so unsentimentally that they unfold with the authenticity of an affecting documentary.

Harry Guerin
RTÉ (Ireland)

Pawlikowski and his cast have been honoured for this film at festivals across the continent, the greatest award for them would be for you to watch and think.

Full review…
Rita Kempley
Washington Post

Gives grim and gritty a good name.

Full review…
John Hartl
Seattle Times

Obliquely affecting.

Joshua Tanzer

A tragic but quite educational tour of the Western countries' refugee process.

Full review…
More reviews for Last Resort

Flixster Audience Score: 85% Flixster User Reviews
Lady D'arbanville
I can?t get enough of Paddy Considine, this tragic love story is one of a very topical theme. I?m sure it won?t be to everyone?s taste, because of the politics… More

More Like This