Last Man Standing
Last Man Standing (1996)

A drifting gunslinger-for-hire finds himself in the middle of an ongoing war between the Irish and Italian mafia in a Prohibition era ghost town.

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Rated: R
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Release Date: September 20, 1996
DVD Release Date: September 4, 2001
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Critic Score: 37% Rotten Tomatoes™ Critic Reviews

Consensus: Last Man Standing's brooding atmosphere and bursts of artfully arranged action prove intriguing yet ultimately insufficient substitutes for a consistently compelling story.

Roger Ebert
Chicago Sun-Times

Last Man Standing is such a desperately cheerless film, so dry and laconic and wrung out, that you wonder if the filmmakers ever thought that in any way it could be... fun.

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Phil Villarreal
Arizona Daily Star

Wry, cold and confident, Willis squints and blasts his way through the film, a blazing pistol in each hand.

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Scott Weinberg

Willis does good work in this dusty Western Yojimbo.

John J. Puccio
Movie Metropolis

...makes no excuses about what it is: an old-fashioned shoot-'em-up with an invincible hero.

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Chuck O'Leary

Walter Hill's Last Man Standing is an overlooked action masterpiece that perfectly blends the Western and the gangster film.

Steve Crum
Kansas City Kansan

A Walter Hill classic with super cool Bruce Willis.

Rob Gonsalves

The film chokes to death on Walter Hill's dusty artistry.

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Michael Dequina

For all the gunplay and assorted violence, there is nothing between the action scenes to engage the audience.

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Jeffrey Westhoff
Northwest Herald (Crystal Lake, IL)

The slow-moving story is as dry as the desert wind that blows through Jericho.

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