Last Resort

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  • Summary: Abandoned by her fiance at the airport, a young Russian woman, with child in tow, applies for asylum in England. With her dreams of a better life dampened by the faded seaside resort she must live in during the processing, an unusual friendship develops that gives her hope. A lyrical,Abandoned by her fiance at the airport, a young Russian woman, with child in tow, applies for asylum in England. With her dreams of a better life dampened by the faded seaside resort she must live in during the processing, an unusual friendship develops that gives her hope. A lyrical, beautifully poetic story that earns its deep emotion, Last Resort is a triumph for director Paul Pawlikowski. (Shooting Gallery) Expand

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Score distribution:
  1. Positive: 21 out of 21
  2. Mixed: 0 out of 21
  3. Negative: 0 out of 21
  1. 100
    Thanks to the wonderful performances from both Korzun and Considine, there isn't a forced or dishonest moment on-screen.
  2. This is the best class of poetic realism, the kind you can believe in without a trace of hesitation.
  3. 88
    A film that celebrates simple human kindness. If the ending feels somewhat unsatisfying, it is perhaps because one hates to see this too-brief film end at all.
  4. Unsatisfying at a very high level. It fritters away more than most movies ever offer up.
  5. 75
    I like the way Last Resort ends, how it concludes its emotional journey without pretending the underlying story is over. You walk out of the theater curiously touched.
  6. Though Last Resort dwells on sorrowful circumstances and illuminates a grim corner of contemporary reality, it is far from depressing.

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