The Man Who Shook the Hand of Vicente Fernandez
The Man Who Shook the Hand of Vicente Fernandez (2012)

A retired radio DJ ends up in a tense battle of wills with a nefarious businessman and his villainous doctor henchman after he hurts his back and is sent to live in a nursing home. As a young boy, Rex Page (Ernest Borgnine) always dreamt of… More

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Rated: PG-13
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Genre: Drama
Release Date: December 7, 2012
DVD Release Date: April 30, 2013
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Ernest Hardy
L.A. Weekly

It gives film fans the chance to see the late Ernest Borgnine in his last acting gig and to see that he clearly relished every opportunity to perform. Unfortunately, the film surrounding him is a pulseless homage to spaghetti westerns.

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Frank Scheck
Hollywood Reporter

The late Ernest Borgnine receives a moving send-off in his final film, The Man Who Shook the Hand of Vicente Fernandez.

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Joe Leydon

Borgnine's robust performance keeps the pic grounded in a melancholy reality of frustrated dreams, bitter resentments and last-chance opportunities for redemption.

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Dennis Schwartz
Ozus' World Movie Reviews

This corny neo-Western comedy catches our attention because it's the swan song of Ernest Borgnine.

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Sheri Linden
Los Angeles Times

A playful paean to a movie genre and a prolific career, Ernest Borgnine's valedictory feature is a spaghetti western with a heavy helping of cheese.

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