(2004)

Critic Reviews

47

Metascore

Based on 22 critic reviews provided by Metacritic.com
70
It's deftly done with an off-the-wall sense of humor joined to a real insider's sense of how the business operates.
67
Entertainment Weekly
Teetering on an abyss of meta-wackiness, The Last Shot -- a movie about movie fakery, based on a true story about a fake movie -- succeeds modestly where, by all rights, it should fail miserably.
60
The A.V. Club
Given an irresistible premise, Nathanson doesn't trust his material enough to follow through without excessive mugging, but his sense of the absurd leads to amusing digressions along the way.
50
Chicago Tribune
Flockhart, as an actress desperate to show the world her talent but lethally unsure if she has any, embodies the obsessively driven personality it must take to make it, or to try to make it, in pictures. She's the personification of what The Last Shot could have been.
50
An often funny if slight satire that's never as edgy as it thinks it is or as sharply focused as it needs to be.
50
Variety
Contains most of the elements of a "Get Shorty"-type romp without the character depth and wit.
40
Chicago Reader
Unfunny and instantly forgettable comedy.
30
Washington Post
There are some very funny passing lines, but the movie's too uneven to enjoy.
25
Never achieves liftoff.
25
Cross "Get Shorty" with "State and Main" - Hollywood hustlers, colorful crooks, crafty poseurs, and a production crew on location - and you have the stuff of The Last Shot. One other thing: eliminate anything funny.

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