The Last New Yorker
The Last New Yorker (2010)

Lifelong friends Lenny Sugarman (Dominic Chianese) and Ruben Liebner (Dick Latessa), both in their 70s, both dyed-in-the-wool New Yorkers, barely recognize the Manhattan of their youth. The city they've loved for decades has become a… More

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Rated: Unrated
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Genre: Drama
Release Date: February 19, 2010
DVD Release Date: April 19, 2011
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Ed Koch
The Atlantic

I thought the dialogue between the parties was inadequate, the script preposterous, and the attempt to visually capture the uniqueness of New York City a failure.

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V.A. Musetto
New York Post

Adam Forgash's script is a generic collection of schmaltz and implausibility...

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Christian Blauvelt
Slant Magazine

Wang's geriatric bromance isn't so much a love letter to New York as it is Grumpy Old Mensches.

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Joe Neumaier
New York Daily News

Wang tracks his guys like the documentarian he is, and if the movie feels a bit canned thanks to Adam Forgash's unoriginal script, classic NYC spots and a big heart make it feel like home.

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Stephen Whitty
Newark Star-Ledger

There were reasons to hope that The Last New Yorker would be better than this.

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Cole Smithey

Guided by photographer-turned-director Harvey Wang's keen eye for Manhattan's fast-disappearing landscape of dive bars, diners, and bodegas "The Last New Yorker" is delightful chamber piece of romantic comedy.

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Stephen Holden
New York Times

The best thing about The Last New Yorker is its evocation of the relentless speed with which the city tears down and rebuilds itself.

Aaron Hillis
Village Voice

Inspired by Wang's photo book about older Gothamites whose occupations were threatened by modernity, screenwriter Adam Forgash has fittingly written a scenario as hoary as his characters

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Avi Offer
NYC Movie Guru

A sweet, charming and warm romantic drama that suffers from being lazy, inorganic and seriously lacking in character development. The only scene-stealing, lively character is actually the city of New York itself.

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