(2013)

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Based on 13 critic reviews provided by Metacritic.com
60
Last Love hardly presents itself as a challenging picture, tugging as it does at the heartstrings with gentle persistence, but at its best moments, it is a sweetly considered one.
60
Not much happens in Sandra Nettelbeck's intimate family drama, but its well-drawn connections between lonely souls make an impact nonetheless.
58
Unfortunately, Nettelbeck also strives to make Last Love a genuinely complex drama rooted in recognizable human behavior, and fails utterly in that effort.
50
It's a real pleasure to share some quality time with Mr. Caine as an old man wise enough to know there's rarely any such thing as a second time around but brave enough to take a chance anyway. But the writing and direction by Sandra Nettelbeck barely support his forceful presence.
50
The main problem of Mr. Morgan's Last Love is a structural one, as it is really two films in one.
40
This sentimental Michael Caine drama is so dull that doctors could prescribe it to treat insomnia. What the hell, they could probably use it to medically induce a coma.
40
Last Love sticks to a flaccid middle ground lacking any real drama or pathos.
40
Though there are some small, beautiful moments in Nettelbeck's drama, Last Love as a whole feels like it's been dosed with Xanax.
40
This somber work about the worthiness of living has little life in it.
30
Scene after scene is defined by blunt exposition and gooey maxims, not to mention cornball visual metaphors.
30
The New York Times
This dull, dawdling film, adapted from Françoise Dorner's novel “La Douceur Assassine,” eventually succumbs to sentimentality.
25
This is a glacially paced movie, filled with sickly picture postcard imagery that seems designed to put you to sleep.
25
By time the third act arrives, the film turns harshly toward cliché, convenience and melodrama to disastrous effect.

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