The Last Station
The Last Station (2010)

Set in the last tumultuous years of famed Russian author Leo Tolstoy's life, centers on the battle for his soul waged by his wife Sofya Andreyevna and his leading disciple Vladimir Cherkov. Torn between his professed doctrine of poverty… More

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Rated: R
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Genre: Drama
Release Date: January 15, 2010
DVD Release Date: June 22, 2010
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Critic Score: 70% Rotten Tomatoes™ Critic Reviews

Consensus: Michael Hoffman's script doesn't quite live up to its famous subject, but this Tolstoy biopic benefits from a spellbinding tour de force performance by Helen Mirren.

Connie Ogle
Miami Herald

Literature lasts, but sometimes, The Last Station suggests, the ties that bind last, too.

Trevor Johnston
Time Out

Engaging performers all, but the movie's superficial flummery is slightly exasperating when the true-life events would have provided an even richer palette of ideas.

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S. Jhoanna Robledo
Common Sense Media

Mature Tolstoy biopic recounts his conflicted last days.

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Jonathan F. Richards

Some critics have derided the central performances as scenery-chewing excess, but these Tolstoys are characters who demand histrionics, and Mirren and Plummer are magnificent in delivering on those demands.

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Joe Williams
St. Louis Post-Dispatch

It's rewarding for a film to render rarefied ideas so concretely, but The Last Station works best as a battle of wills between husband and wife.

Simon Miraudo

The Last Station is the kind of adult drama that I'm just thankful is still being made. Therefore, I was ecstatic to also find it to be rather good.

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Roger Moore
Orlando Sentinel

The Last Station is a moving, fictionalized account of a piece of real Russian history, a tour de force for an actor who's in his prime in his 70s and 80s, and a real return to form for a director most at home in period pieces.

Tom Long
Detroit News

Director and writer Michael Hoffman, adapting Jay Parini's novel, lets the history play out, and this little-known chapter plays out nicely indeed.

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Joseph Proimakis
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Flixster Audience Score: 67% Flixster User Reviews
Cynthia S.
I was really impressed by this film....not only by the way this story from history was told, but by the actors as well. Christopher Plummer was absolutely… More
Morgan Salem
Great performances by all.
paul sandberg
Any chance to see Helen Mirren work is worth the price of admission. "The Last Station" is a tour de force for Miren in full bloom - a force of nature… More
Tony Gandía
While "The Last Station" chronicles the final year of Tolstoy's life, it is the Helen Mirren show and boy what a show it is. Mirren's… More
Manu Gino
Intoxicating. Infuriating. Impossible. Love. This movie is good and has some important significance on the life of Leo Tolstoy. Helen Mirren, Christopher… More
Cast: Helen Mirren, Christopher Plummer, James McAvoy, Anne-Marie Duff, Paul Giamatti, Kerry Condon, Patrick Kennedy, John Sessions Director: Michael Hoffman… More