Last Ride
Last Ride (2012)

In Last Ride, a desperate father takes his ten year old son, Chook, on the run after committing a violent crime. As the two journey into the desert and an unknown future, their troubled relationship and the need to survive sees them… More

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Rated: PG-13
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Genre: Drama
Release Date: June 29, 2012
DVD Release Date: October 16, 2012
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Critic Score: 93% Rotten Tomatoes™ Critic Reviews
Stanley Kauffmann
The New Republic

The Australian outback, the setting for most of Last Ride, an extraordinary film for which the locale is a quiet, almost secret catalyst.

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Manohla Dargis
New York Times

Mr. Ivin doesn't have a strong narrative line to play with or become distracted by, but he takes off on some lovely detours, whether he's narrowing in on Chook or going wide to take in the world that waits beyond.

Eric Melin

Weaving carries the film in a rare lead role as a father who loves his son but has criminal tendencies that get the best of him. Tom Russell is subtle and effective as the boy who has to grow up fast.

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Colin Covert
Minneapolis Star Tribune

The title more or less gives away the film's design, but the predestined journey is taut and tragic nevertheless.

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Mark Jenkins

Weaving, best known for The Matrix and the Lord of the Rings trilogies, brings subtlety and poignance to the hoodlum's mercurial character.

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Jeff Beck

There were some clear issues with the story and characters that really needed to be addressed well before the cameras started rolling, but unfortunately director Glendyn Ivin and screenwriter Mac Gudgeon didn't do so.

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Farran Smith Nehme
New York Post

Both Weaving and the movie itself do manage to show that this violent, hopelessly damaged man yearns to be a father, but will never know how.

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Joe Neumaier
New York Daily News

Ivin's film, based on a novel, becomes too melodramatic and bleakly obvious. Weaving, though, as always, is never less than magnetic.

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Jeremy Heilman

While the basic premise of the film is something of a cliché, the execution is nuanced and the two lead performances are never less than convincing.

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Flixster Audience Score: 65% Flixster User Reviews
Walter M.
In "Last Ride," Kev(Hugo Weaving) travels through Australia with his young son Chook(Tom Russell), even making himself somewhat presentable at a pit… More
Christopher Haskell
Visually striking and emotionally in tune, "Last Ride" takes a father and son road trip and puts it on the backdrop of the Australian outback. Not… More