Last Ride (2009)

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A young boy travels across Australia with his father, who's wanted by the law for committing a violent crime.



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A young boy travels across Australia with his father, who's wanted by the law for committing a violent crime.

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A Última Viagem  »

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Very well done
21 March 2010 | by (United States) – See all my reviews

I found this film to be much better than expected, especially compared to the relatively low score on IMDb. I'd give it a solid 8.5. Fine acting by both the father and the little boy (and all the incidental characters). It reminded me a bit of the Russian film "The Return (Vozvrashchenie)." Both were so-called last rides between father and son(s). If you like this film, there's a good chance you'll like "The Return." One of the things I really liked about this movie was that it didn't need to have every moment filled with dialog like a lot of movies. There are some great scenes with little or no dialog where the interaction between the characters and their environment created enough mood on their own. More dialog would have just been a distraction at times. My only complaint about the film was that I wish it was a bit longer. But then that's a sign of a good film, you don't want it to end.

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