The Last Shift

critic Reviews

, 61% Fresh Tomatometer Score
  • The Last Shift doesn't quite reach the potential of its premise, however a powerful performance from Richard Jenkins makes it worth the watch.
  • , Rotten Tomatometer Score
    Kevin CrustLos Angeles Times
    Trying to get a spark from a damp match is a lot harder than holding a flame to dry kindling.
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  • , Fresh Tomatometer Score
    Johnny OleksinskiNew York Post
    It's a low-key rest-stop story that appreciates life's banalities and the struggles of ordinary people.
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    Glenn KennyNew York Times
    Cohn doesn't just fail to read the room - he fails to read the last 70 years.
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  • , Fresh Tomatometer Score
    Barry HertzGlobe and Mail
    The Last Shift is not nearly as challenging a production, both for Jenkins and audiences, but it is highly watchable.
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    Nick AllenRogerEbert.com
    Richard Jenkins gives one of his most soulful performances in years.
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    David EhrlichindieWire
    In such a knowing film about how thoroughly Americans are trained to undervalue themselves and each other, it's hard to fault "The Last Shift" for doing the bare minimum.
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    Rachel Wagnerrachelsreviews.net
    A small yet tender story
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    Carla RenataThe Curvy Film Critic
    Retirement, Bigotry and an Americana blast from a time gone by are weaved into an unlikely buddy comedy with a brilliant performance from Richard Jenkins and untapped potential from Shane Paul McGhie in The Last Shift.
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    Christopher LloydThe Film Yap
    Wonderful performances drive this story of an old greasy spoon worker training his young replacement, a film of few big 'moments' and many wondrous small observations.
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    Jeffrey M. AndersonCommon Sense Media
    Despite some unexpected character choices and other small stumbles, this indie drama gets by on great performances, bittersweet humor, and many snapshots of heartbreaking truths.
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