Metascore
36

Generally unfavorable reviews - based on 13 Critics

Critic score distribution:
  1. Positive: 0 out of 13
  2. Negative: 4 out of 13
  1. Reviewed by: Elizabeth Weitzman
    Nov 1, 2013
    60
    Not much happens in Sandra Nettelbeck’s intimate family drama, but its well-drawn connections between lonely souls make an impact nonetheless.
  2. Reviewed by: William Goss
    Oct 29, 2013
    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.
  3. Reviewed by: Mike D'Angelo
    Oct 30, 2013
    58
    Unfortunately, Nettelbeck also strives to make Last Love a genuinely complex drama rooted in recognizable human behavior, and fails utterly in that effort.
  4. Reviewed by: Rex Reed
    Oct 29, 2013
    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.
  5. Reviewed by: Boyd van Hoeij
    Oct 29, 2013
    50
    The main problem of Mr. Morgan’s Last Love is a structural one, as it is really two films in one.
  6. Reviewed by: Cath Clarke
    Jul 8, 2014
    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.
  7. Reviewed by: Inkoo Kang
    Nov 1, 2013
    40
    This somber work about the worthiness of living has little life in it.
  8. Reviewed by: Jenna Scherer
    Oct 29, 2013
    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.
  9. Reviewed by: Scott Foundas
    Oct 29, 2013
    40
    Last Love sticks to a flaccid middle ground lacking any real drama or pathos.
  10. Reviewed by: Stephen Holden
    Oct 31, 2013
    30
    This dull, dawdling film, adapted from Françoise Dorner’s novel “La Douceur Assassine,” eventually succumbs to sentimentality.
  11. Reviewed by: Nick Schager
    Oct 29, 2013
    30
    Scene after scene is defined by blunt exposition and gooey maxims, not to mention cornball visual metaphors.
  12. Reviewed by: Kevin Jagernauth
    Nov 14, 2013
    25
    By time the third act arrives, the film turns harshly toward cliché, convenience and melodrama to disastrous effect.
  13. Reviewed by: Dan Callahan
    Nov 1, 2013
    25
    This is a glacially paced movie, filled with sickly picture postcard imagery that seems designed to put you to sleep.
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  1. Apr 10, 2014
    8
    The film was based on the French novel and made a big change in Michael Caine's role which was originally a French called Armand but transformed into American as Morgan. It was also the best Michael Caine's movie as a lead after 'Harry Brown'. An 81-year-old won't get a better shot than this to produce a better result. He utilised the opportunity and executed very well.

    Earlier I was impressed with Clémence Poésy in 'Birdsong' and again she was appeared in here as an angel. Mr. Morgan might have fallen in love with her, but it's me who fallen a couple of second before him. She was very attractive and also succeed to capitalised her portions completely. It won't be wrong to say she is the French version of Claire Danes.

    As a German-French collaboration, it gives a more international appeal to be in English in more than 95 per cent of the film. The weakness of the movie was Michael Caine's role where he lived in Paris all his adult life, but never learnt French. Also, his two children who had a French mother and doesn't know single French word. Like I earlier said All the Character from the book was French and the director slightly missed in a few areas to change when he changed for a screenplay which became the noticeable flaw.

    It was the spectacular performances display by everyone, that impacted the movie to be a good one. The story won't travel on what we would expect, especially in the last quarter of the movie when the meaning of title collapse and gives new perspective to the romance. That was kind of annoying, but that is the best way to go when story had characters like these. The one who takes the movie as it is could feel they had a nice movie, but for others it is disastrous. More or less from my side it is a 'go and get' signal.
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