The Last Movie Star
The Last Movie Star (2018)

An aging movie star (Burt Reynolds) accepts an invitation to receive a lifetime achievement award at a film festival, but the ceremonies are far from the glamour he anticipated. The former star reflects on his life while accompanied by a… More

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Rated: R
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Genre: Drama
Release Date: March 30, 2018
DVD Release Date: March 27, 2018
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Critic Score: 61% Rotten Tomatoes™ Critic Reviews

Consensus: The Last Movie Star has a few poignant moments thanks to Burt Reynolds and Ariel Winter, but their performances are stranded in a middling drama unworthy of their efforts.

David Edelstein
New York Magazine/Vulture

The Last Movie Star strikes a note of banality in its first sequence from which it rarely deviates.

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Scott Tobias

Another example of Reynolds accepting the wrong invitation and winding up in a role unworthy of his stature.

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Staci Layne Wilson

If you're a Burt Reynolds fan, it's a must-see. And even if you're not, The Last Movie Star offers up an intriguing look at fleeting, fickle fame and how even a spark can turn into an eternal flame.

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Peter Travers
Rolling Stone

In a threadbare movie that doesn't deserve him, Burt Reynolds-playing a fictional version of himself- reminds us what a great actor he can be.

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Michael Rechtshaffen
Los Angeles Times

Thanks to its star's all-in commitment, the overtly maudlin film works better than it should ...

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Roger Friedman
Showbiz 411

Rifkin has made a very clever turn for Reynolds- whom he obviously adores- in Dog Years.

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Sheila O'Malley

As a commentary on Reynolds' career trajectory, The Last Movie Star is hit-or-miss. What is undeniable, though, is the space Rifkin has created where Reynolds can do what Reynolds does best.

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Ben Kenigsberg
New York Times

The director Adam Rifkin wrote this showcase for Mr. Reynolds, who, like Vic, was a college football player. "The Last Movie Star" effectively allows the ever-assured actor to score a touchdown on an empty field.

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Lisa Johnson Mandell

The Last Movie Star aka Dog Years, directed by director Adam Rifkin, is Burt Reynolds' swan song, and a poignant and entertaining treasure.

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