The Last Ride
The Last Ride (2012)

After a meteoric rise to radio super-stardom in the late 1940's, Hank Williams, who called himself Luke the Drifter, had made a train wreck of his life. At the end of 1952, Hank Williams gathered what was left of his physical strength… More

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Rated: PG-13
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Genre: Drama
Release Date: June 22, 2012
DVD Release Date: June 4, 2013
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Critic Score: 44% Rotten Tomatoes™ Critic Reviews
Serena Donadoni

The 1952 El Dorado represents Williams' success as a songwriter and country singer, but it also serves as his refuge from an increasingly chaotic life.

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Kerry Lengel
Arizona Republic

James does a fine job of portraying a na´ve youth whose eyes slowly open to glimpse both the pleasures and the pain of living.

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Eric Melin

A romantic "what-if" version of the story, interesting only as a cultural artifact...dramatically inert

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Paul de Barros
Seattle Times

Alas, "The Last Ride" doesn't deliver much insight into Williams or the lifestyle that killed him.

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Mark Olsen
Los Angeles Times

Dramatically thin, formally uninspired and thematically weak, "The Last Ride" really goes nowhere.

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Jackie K. Cooper

Henry Thomas shows he beat the child star jinx with his heartfelt portrayal of Hank Williams.

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Mario Tarradell
Dallas Morning News

The Last Ride doesn't give us a complete picture of Hank Williams. But it does ably illustrate the final days of his life.

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Joe Leydon

Bearing all the hallmarks of a small-budget labor of love, The Last Ride is a leisurely paced but modestly engaging road trip that gets considerable mileage from the byplay between its two lead characters.

Marjorie Baumgarten
Austin Chronicle

The Last Ride squanders its potential, much like its tragic subject.

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Bruce Bruce
Not exactly how I envisioned Hank to be but I certainly did not know him. This movie needed Hank Williams music in it to make it complete - and you know he… More