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90
The Hollywood Reporter
Three superb performances by Helen Mirren, Christopher Plummer and James McAvoy should have Oscar handicappers drooling.
88
Every second Helen Mirren is on-screen in The Last Station is a study in peerless talent.
88
The movie's a chocolate box of nougaty performances, from Christopher Plummer's delightful depiction of Tolstoy as a ribald old naïf to Paul Giamatti twirling his waxed mustache and playing to the gallery as Vladimir Chertkov.
88
Set exactly a century ago, The Last Station is a droll tragicomedy starring those battling Tolstoys, whose family is unhappy in its own way.
88
Helen Mirren outdoes even her Oscar-winning performance in "The Queen" with her tour de force as Countess Sofya Tolstoy in Michael Hoffman's delightful The Last Station.
88
A stop any literary-minded movie-goer will want to make.
83
A grandly entertaining historical drama.
80
Wall Street Journal
The entire film is a seduction, one that draws us into a vanished world where Count Leo Tolstoy and his wife of 48 years, Countess Sofya, come to joyous, tempestuous life in a matched pair of magnificent performances by Christopher Plummer and Helen Mirren.
75
The film itself, energetically directed and written by Michael Hoffman, can't always rise to the level of its two dynamo stars.
75
Tells the story of Leo Tolstoy's last year from a refreshing new perspective.
60
Though it feels at first like a musty edition of "Masterpiece Theatre," Michael Hoffman's adaptation of a novel by Jay Parini holds enough surprises to make a memorable impact.

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