The Last Word
The Last Word (2017)

Shirley MacLaine is Harriet Lauler, a once successful businesswoman in tight control of every aspect of her life. As she reflects upon her accomplishments, she's suddenly inspired to engage a young local writer, Anne Sherman (Amanda… More

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Rated: R
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Genre: Comedy
Release Date: March 3, 2017
DVD Release Date: June 6, 2017
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38%
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64%



Critic Score: 38% Rotten Tomatoes™ Critic Reviews
Ellie Walker-Arnott
Time Out

You won't believe a single minute of it, but you might, despite better judgement, find yourself caring by the end.

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Peter Howell
Toronto Star

By the time MacLaine's character Harriet shows real humanity, all sympathy for her character's loneliness has long since vanished.

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Matthew Bond
The Mail on Sunday (UK)

This has some sweet and funny moments but, at others, feels contrived, clunky and way too long.

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Scott Marks
San Diego Reader

The occasionally retired Ms. MacLaine is ever quick with a retort, but this is one lead-footed comeback we all could have done without.

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Julia Cooper
Globe and Mail

I hope that in the name of her decades-spanning career and six Academy Award nominations (plus one win), we might do MacLaine the small courtesy of forgetting that this pedestrian and dull comedy ever happened.

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M. Faust
The Public (Buffalo)

It manages to avoid being too formulaic.

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Adam Graham
Detroit News

Even when surrounded by junk, the 83-year-old MacLaine still has plenty of pep. She's a treasure, but "The Last Word" doesn't do her or her legacy justice.

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Mick LaSalle
San Francisco Chronicle

Beyond the contrivance and a gimmicky story that not only would never happen but would never happen in the way it happens here, there are positive aspects to "The Last Word."

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Diane Carson
KDHX (St. Louis)

Director Mark Pellington knows how to pace a scene, to trust his actors, and let character unfold. Writer Stuart Ross Fink writes interaction that captures the personality without overdoing the point.

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Flixster Audience Score: 64% Flixster User Reviews
Jesse Ortega
I've got a bit of a gripe with the rating system, in general. This is something I've mentioned before on my Flixster reviews, but I just wish there… More