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88
Director Jeremy Sims probably uses a setting-sun metaphor more than necessary, but otherwise his decisions are immaculate and his film should hold audiences in thrall. On a journey of self-discovery, the metre keeps running. Might as well, Last Cab tells us, get your money's worth.
80
It's not so much the destination but the physical and emotional journey embarked on in this thoughtful, culturally authentic road trip.
75
This film is always pleasant to watch. It shows us that life has little detours, all the way to the end.
70
The film's destination might be apparent, but the trek through past regrets, race relations and the central subject itself never feels drawn out.
70
Sims imbues his characters with rich thought and heart, particularly in regards to the understated, racially complicated, on-again/off-again relationship between Rex and Polly.
70
The New York Times
Smartly directed by Jeremy Sims, this sweet-hearted film mostly manages to avoid triteness even as it casually packs an emotional punch.
60
The film never becomes morbid, though, which is both its strength and weakness.
60
Caton is a perfect fit; he is touching, tender and a little bedraggled, emoting with a worn-out visage that looks like the 71-year-old has been marinated in beer and left in the sun to dry.
60
There's much to admire about this alternately tough and tender film, including a fine turn by Caton, some striking outback scenery, and many resonant thoughts about living - and dying.

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