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Three superb performances by Helen Mirren, Christopher Plummer and James McAvoy should have Oscar handicappers drooling.
For those who enjoy actors who can play it up without ever overplaying their hands, The Last Station is the destination of choice.
Every second Helen Mirren is on-screen in The Last Station is a study in peerless talent.
A grandly entertaining historical drama.
Solid middlebrow biographical fare in which meaty roles are acted to the hilt by a cast more than ready for the feast.
Rolling Stone
The film itself, energetically directed and written by Michael Hoffman, can't always rise to the level of its two dynamo stars.
Village Voice
Tolstoy fought a love-hate war with his bipolar wife, Sonya, and thank God for that, since it allows Helen Mirren, basically playing a cross between Ibsen drama queen Hedda Gabler and the little squirrel from "A Doll's House," to waltz away with the movie.
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.
Working with uneven material, the illustrious cast is too often stranded in a realm of tony, high-art camp.
The kind of movie that gives literature a bad name. Not because it undermines the dignity of a great writer and his work, but because it is so self-consciously eager to flaunt its own gravity and good taste.

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