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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, beautifully poetic story that earns its deep emotion, Last Resort is a triumph for director Paul Pawlikowski. (Shooting Gallery) Expand
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  1. 100
    Thanks to the wonderful performances from both Korzun and Considine, there isn't a forced or dishonest moment on-screen.
  2. Reviewed by: Loren King
    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.
  3. Reviewed by: Ernest Hardy
    80
    It's a sweet and wise film - neither groundbreaking nor revolutionary save for the fact that it places narrative and character arc at the center of its concerns.
  4. 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.
  5. Compelling, if sometimes grittily depressing, viewing.

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