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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Critic Score: 34% Rotten Tomatoes™ Critic Reviews
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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Todd Jorgenson

A powerhouse performance by Shirley MacLaine is the only reason to get anywhere near this otherwise sappy and predictable vehicle about aging and redemption.

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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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Edmund Lee
South China Morning Post

MacLaine is the only reason this movie works.

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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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Richard Roeper
Chicago Sun-Times

Let the plausibility-stretching contrivances begin!

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David Nusair
Reel Film Reviews

It's disappointing to note, then, that The Last Word takes a fairly palpable nosedive into irrelevance as it passes the one-hour mark...

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