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Generally favorable reviews- based on 41 Ratings

User score distribution:
  1. Positive: 30 out of 41
  2. Negative: 8 out of 41

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  1. Aug 14, 2010
    Just a really lovely, classy film. Hoffman and Thompson's performance's are so wonderfully understated you can hardly take your eyes off them, even in a movie where not a lot is really happening. The third star of the show is the city of London which looks as enchanting and beautiful as it does even in Richard Curtis' best efforts. It's not a spectacular film, it's not amazing, the best way to describe it is just 'nice', very nice. Expand
  2. Sep 3, 2010
    The combination of Dustin Hoffman as a middle aged American commercial jingle writer and Emma Thompson as a lonely British statisitcian in her late 40s are what makes Last Chance Harvey the masterpiece it is.
  3. Sep 19, 2010
    While there were elements of sweetness and sadness, I don't buy these two together at all. For two such great actors, the casting was bad. It wasn't natural at all. Frankly, I blame Dustin's weak performance. It may be the editing as well since the progression of this relationship, even in its suddenness, doesn't seem like right at all. The flow just isn't believable. As a result, it seems way over-dramatic. Even for a drama. Expand
  4. Dec 5, 2010
    This movie was awful with no substantial substance. The acting was the only thing that made me give it a 1, otherwise there would be a 0. I felt as though there was no real story here and definitely no humour. Easily a forgettable film.

Mixed or average reviews - based on 27 Critics

Critic score distribution:
  1. Positive: 15 out of 27
  2. Negative: 1 out of 27
  1. Imagine Paddy Chayefsky's "Marty" saddled with more sentimentality and sprinkled with a few more laughs and you pretty much have Last Chance Harvey.
  2. Reviewed by: John Anderson
    Stars Dustin Hoffman and Emma Thompson (reunited after 2006's "Stranger Than Fiction") are so disarmingly charming that even the most treacly moments work an emotional magic.
  3. 75
    Dustin Hoffman and Emma Thompson bring credibility to Last Chance Harvey merely by their presence. The result is a holiday parfait.