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  • Summary: New York City is a stunning backdrop for this story of a successful, gorgeous, and outwardly perfect married couple confronting the turbulence of temptation. Joanna and Michael Reed are seven years into a loyal and healthy marriage, both balancing challenging but rewarding careers, and enjoying what the city has to offer. One night when the Reeds attend a company party, Joanna witnesses an exchange of glances between her husband and a sexy colleague, Laura, whom Michael never mentioned before. Suspicion mounts when Michael heads out on a business trip with the attractive co-worker in tow. As Joanna begins to doubt Michael's intentions, she finds herself facing her own temptation when her ex-lover Alex resurfaces. (Tribeca Film) Expand
Score distribution:
  1. Positive: 3 out of 15
  2. Negative: 1 out of 15
  1. Reviewed by: Owen Gleiberman
    May 4, 2011
    83
    Last Night is on to something fascinating. It meditates on the meaning of adultery: the purposes it serves, beyond sex.
  2. Reviewed by: Rob Nelson
    May 2, 2011
    70
    An aptly gorgeous-looking Manhattan meller whose quartet of sexy actors proves no less attractive than the well-mounted picture as a whole.
  3. Reviewed by: Rex Reed
    May 4, 2011
    63
    Beautifully shot and reeking with style, Last Night is as slow as sorghum; nothing ever really happens.
  4. Reviewed by: Karina Longworth
    May 3, 2011
    50
    First-time director Massy Tadjedin conjures some essence of constrained desire, but mostly from the architecture.
  5. Reviewed by: Kyle Smith
    May 6, 2011
    50
    Suspenseful though it is, the movie is quiet to the point of being sleepy, and Worthington is simply not working out as a screen star.
  6. Reviewed by: Sheri Linden
    May 5, 2011
    50
    With true insights in short supply, the on-the-nose material fails to seduce.
  7. 38
    Last Night is a New York morality play: A film in love with (lower) Manhattan that is suspicious of real romance. What it lacks is Allen's sense of horseplay; his appetite for lunatic adventure. When you take a bite of the Big Apple, you're not supposed to nibble.

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Score distribution:
  1. Positive: 4 out of 5
  2. Mixed: 0 out of 5
  3. Negative: 1 out of 5
  1. Dec 28, 2011
    10
    A realistic and occasionally insightful film about love and betrayal. All the characters seemed real and interesting, with the exception of Sam Worthington's, who lacked some depth. The idea that the film isn't sexy enough is missing the point; its not about sex but about relationships and how to juggle them when you care about two people who wants and needs conflict. It successfully portrayed how appealing an affair can be but also how much meaning a marriage still holds. Expand
  2. Jul 14, 2012
    8
    A really entertaining romantic drama. Really good performance from Keira Knightley and believe it or not but when Sam Worthington isn't trying to cover up his accent he can actually act. The two main supporting characters do a good job at providing temptation for the Worthington and Knightley. But what I really liked the tone and atmosphere of the movie. It takes place in the city at night over one night. It had a very cosmopolitan feel to it, like everything is laid back, cool and easy flowing. A solid movie. 8/10. Expand
  3. May 8, 2011
    7
    Even though we were just 2 of 6 people in the theater on Saturday night of opening weekend, I thought this movie should have been given a much wider release and a marketing push. Knightly and Worthington are excellent, as is Knightly's old flame Guillame Canet. In a much smaller role, Griffin Dunne is extremely effective. He seems a little slick and libertarian, but offers the most unexpectedly "moral" perspective of anyone. The film focuses on the "big" issues and doesn't dwell on the petty issues of getting caught like most movies of its ilk generally do. The ending is excellent... Expand
  4. Dec 7, 2012
    6
    An underrated little film about life, relationships, and choices. The wonderful direction by Tadjedin and good performance from Keira Knightley make this film what it is. Worthington is also solid, but not as much when Knightley is not on screen with him. I might have wanted a little more from Mendes and Canet. Good character piece. Expand
  5. Jul 2, 2011
    3
    This movie made Amelia with Gere and Swank look exciting. Knightly and Worthington are completely wasted in this drivel. Although it was good to see Worthington in something else besides ancient armor it didn't help. These were the most unsympathetic characters I've see on film in a long time. There is no exploration of any consequence of the characters. It seems as if the intent was too produce a "see what happens if you cheat" movie and then the writer got lost trying to bore us to death. Expand

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