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  • Summary: Last Ride is a road movie through the ravishing, remote and rugged South Australian outback as ex-jailbird fugitive father Kev takes his 10-year old son Chook on the run from the law. (Music Box Films)
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  1. Reviewed by: Roger Ebert
    Jun 28, 2012
    The film is astonishing in its visual beauty; cinematographer Greig Fraser ("Snow White and the Huntsman") finds nobility in this arduous journey.
  2. Reviewed by: Megan Lehmann
    Jun 28, 2012
    A tour-de-force turn from the persistently terrific Hugo Weaving lights a fuse under Last Ride, a spare and wrenching road movie delving into the complexities of a fraught father-son relationship.
  3. Reviewed by: Nick Schager
    Jul 3, 2012
    Newcomer Russell, at once tough and vulnerable, canny and damaged, delivers a performance of nuanced naturalism that starkly conveys the sorrow and sacrifice that sometimes come with learning to achieve self-sufficiency.
  4. Reviewed by: Alison Willmore
    Jun 28, 2012
    In spite of that sense of knowing where the film is headed long before it gets there, Last Ride finds poetry in its gorgeous backdrop and its portrait of a complicated character attempting, hopelessly, to set things right after upending the world.
  5. Reviewed by: Farran Smith Nehme
    Jul 6, 2012
    The trouble is that the film also wants to make Kev at least partly sympathetic, despite his monstrous treatment of his son, and nothing we learn about him ever does, or could, accomplish that.
  6. Reviewed by: Manohla Dargis
    Jul 5, 2012
    Mr. Ivin doesn't have a strong narrative line to play with or become distracted by, but he takes off on some lovely detours, whether he's narrowing in on Chook or going wide to take in the world that waits beyond.
  7. Reviewed by: Joe Neumaier
    Jul 5, 2012
    Becomes too melodramatic and bleakly obvious. Weaving, though, as always, is never less than magnetic.

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