Metascore
48

Mixed or average reviews - based on 34 Critics

Critic score distribution:
  1. Positive: 12 out of 34
  2. Negative: 6 out of 34
  1. Reviewed by: Mick LaSalle
    Oct 31, 2013
    75
    Last Vegas is an entertaining movie with a lot of integrity, and it gives all of its actors - all heavyweights and Oscar winners - real moments to dig in and play something.
  2. Reviewed by: Richard Roeper
    Oct 31, 2013
    75
    There’s virtually nothing subtle or surprising about the story, and yet one can’t help but smile throughout watching five Academy Award-winning actors breezing their way through an obvious but lovely and funny adventure.
  3. Reviewed by: Eric Kohn
    Oct 28, 2013
    75
    As Last Vegas glides along, satisfying expectations while always aiming low, it makes peace with being inoffensively mediocre. Like Vegas itself, the story goes down easy, but its appeal is hard to remember once you leave it behind.
  4. Reviewed by: Todd McCarthy
    Oct 28, 2013
    70
    Although formulaic in design and programmed to meet its quota of laughs, the film makes a point of going beyond basic expectations into some legitimate aspects of mature friendships without getting soggy about it.
  5. Reviewed by: Steve Persall
    Oct 31, 2013
    67
    Nostalgia counts a lot and needs to, with this sitcom-level material and Jon Turteltaub's uninspired direction.
  6. Reviewed by: Owen Gleiberman
    Oct 30, 2013
    67
    After a while, you truly start to see the formula gears churning, but given that, it helps to have an actress like Mary Steenburgen, who at 60 still possesses an amazing glow, as well as a snappier comic timing than ever.
  7. Reviewed by: Matt Zoller Seitz
    Nov 1, 2013
    63
    The picture begins vanishing from the memory the instant that its final credits roll, and its laid back attitude suggest it's fine with that.
  8. Reviewed by: Peter Travers
    Oct 31, 2013
    63
    Special kudos to Freeman, who kills it on the dance floor and later while drunk off his ass on vodka and Red Bull. You'll groan as much as howl at the jokes, but the veteran stars have a ball acting their age. Even when all else fails them, they're good company.
  9. Reviewed by: Stephanie Merry
    Oct 31, 2013
    63
    It’s the actors, plus an exuberant Mary Steenburgen as quick-witted lounge singer Diana, who make the movie more than a middling copycat.
  10. Reviewed by: Michael Phillips
    Oct 31, 2013
    63
    A genial "Hangover" for the AARP set, Last Vegas is roughly what you'd expect, or fear, but a little better.
  11. Reviewed by: Roger Moore
    Oct 30, 2013
    63
    Last Vegas isn’t “out there” in a “Hangover” sense. It’s comical comfort food, with actors doing the sorts of things they’ve done for decades. But even if this is the safest Vegas romp of them all, this cast never lets us forget that we’re in very good hands.
  12. Reviewed by: Kate Erbland
    Oct 29, 2013
    63
    It certainly doesn’t hurt that Douglas, De Niro, Freeman, and Kline are just plain fun to watch together. As predictable and occasionally uncomfortable as Last Vegas can be, it’s an assured crowd-pleaser.
  13. Reviewed by: Anna Smith
    Dec 30, 2013
    60
    While it’s as tacky and obvious as Sin City itself, this comedy is watchable thanks to a lively pace and spirited turns from Kline and Steenburgen. An unabashed old-timers’ fantasy.
  14. Reviewed by: John Patterson
    Nov 3, 2013
    60
    Last Vegas is a good-natured bimbo of a movie, it'll do just about anything to please you, though luckily that includes delivering the 20 big laughs you feel you're owed (unlike The Hangovers), and gently jerking a tear or two. You enjoy it in spite of yourself.
  15. Reviewed by: Chris Packham
    Oct 31, 2013
    60
    The film’s hidden asset is the luminous Mary Steenburgen, funny and gorgeous as an empty-nest mom turned lounge chanteuse who beguiles the dudes with age-appropriate flirting and arch humor.
  16. Reviewed by: Eric Hynes
    Oct 31, 2013
    60
    Rote ageist jokes abound (“Do you guys have drugs?” asks a bachelorette; “Does Lipitor count?” responds Kline), but they come with an inclusive, self-deprecating spirit that grows more endearing over the duration.
  17. Reviewed by: Peter Rainer
    Nov 1, 2013
    58
    It’s still a bit early in the long careers of these actors, especially Kline, to be playing creaky codgers. It’s bad enough when Hollywood casts women over the age of 30 as grandmothers-in-waiting. Now we have to endure an onslaught of famous veteran actors complaining about their hips.
  18. Reviewed by: Kevin Jagernauth
    Oct 28, 2013
    58
    Yes, it's uneven, more jokes miss than hit, and it winds up taking easy dramatic shortcuts from the more interesting avenues that the script presents, but it's thanks to the lead quartet that the comedy is as engaging at it is.
  19. Reviewed by: James Berardinelli
    Nov 2, 2013
    50
    It has the sensibilities of a late-'80s/early-'90s forgettable big-screen sit com and probably won't find many interested viewers who aren't card-carrying AARP members.
  20. 50
    We know where it’s going, and it doesn’t take long to get there. There are some good jokes along the way, a few of them blandly off-color.
  21. Reviewed by: Liam Lacey
    Oct 31, 2013
    50
    The movie is a preholiday trifle that’s mildly risqué and a lot sentimental.
  22. Reviewed by: Lou Lumenick
    Oct 31, 2013
    50
    The film at least achieves the level of mediocrity thanks to the professionalism of two slightly younger participants — Kline and Mary Steenburgen, who also have Oscars on their mantels but go well beyond phoning it in here.
  23. Reviewed by: Scott Bowles
    Oct 31, 2013
    50
    Alas, this all-star ensemble comedy that trumpets (too loudly) that it's a "Hangover" on hemorrhoid cream musters enough laughs to be passable, if not memorable. And that's thanks to Morgan Freeman's showmanship.
  24. Reviewed by: Scott Foundas
    Oct 28, 2013
    50
    A smattering of funny gags and the nostalgia value of the cast — none of whom, curiously, have ever shared the screen before — keeps the whole thing more watchable than it has any right to be.
  25. Reviewed by: A.O. Scott
    Oct 31, 2013
    40
    If you approach Last Vegas expecting an emotionally engaging, in any way surprising, moviegoing experience, you will be disappointed. But if you want the equivalent of an old-fashioned television variety show — a Very Special Evening with Robert De Niro, Morgan Freeman, Michael Douglas and Kevin Kline — you might not have such a bad time.
  26. Reviewed by: Joe Neumaier
    Oct 31, 2013
    40
    Though coming off at times like Adam Sandler’s “Grown-ups,” only with Oscar winners, Last Vegas is a genial little comedy for the crowd it’s intended for.
  27. Reviewed by: Marjorie Baumgarten
    Oct 31, 2013
    40
    It’s delightful to see these acting pros hamming it up in this movie. They look as though they’re having a blast. The same can’t be said for the audience.
  28. Reviewed by: Nathan Rabin
    Oct 30, 2013
    40
    It’s the geriatric equivalent of a ramshackle teen sex comedy, only intermittently elevated by the caliber of the talent involved.
  29. 38
    Just call this movie "The Hangover: AARP Strikes Back."
  30. Reviewed by: Joe Williams
    Oct 31, 2013
    38
    In trying to lift this lame schtick, De Niro, Douglas, Freeman and Kline are stand-up guys, but Last Vegas is a case of erectile dysfunction.
  31. Reviewed by: Bill Goodykoontz
    Oct 31, 2013
    30
    It’s all predictable and, despite the best efforts of Turteltaub and screenwriter Dan Fogelman at something a little risky, it’s pretty lame.
  32. Reviewed by: Peter Keough
    Oct 31, 2013
    25
    Somewhere between John Cassavetes’s “Husbands” (1970) and “The Hangover” (2009) you will find Last Vegas. Not necessarily a bad place to be, except the film unfortunately has the madcap hilarity of the former and the emotional intensity of the latter.
  33. Reviewed by:  Ignatiy Vishnevetsky
    Oct 30, 2013
    16
    The high point of Last Vegas is also arguably the low point of Robert De Niro’s career.
  34. Reviewed by: Abhimanyu Das
    Oct 28, 2013
    12
    The film is depressing, sub-sitcom fodder that will dull whatever affection you may still harbor for these legendary actors.
User Score
6.5

Generally favorable reviews- based on 83 Ratings

User score distribution:
  1. Positive: 20 out of 30
  2. Negative: 3 out of 30
  1. Nov 3, 2013
    7
    “Last Vegas” stars Michael Douglas, Robert De Niro, Morgan Freeman and Kevin Kline in what can best be described as a senior citizen’s “Hangover” where, as in that film, lifelong friends also experience a bachelor party in Vegas. That, however, is where the likeness ends for “lifelong” in this film means men who have been friends for over 60 years and have gone through many of life’s trials and tribulations together. This movie is geared for and will be enjoyed most by older movie goers who can identify with Cholesterol and PSA numbers versus baseball statistics and who can understand that phone calls from friends you haven’t heard from in many years don' always bring happy news. Well directed by Jon Turteltaub with a screenplay by Dan Fogelman, Messrs. Douglas, De Niro, Freeman and Kline get a chance to display their comedic and dramatic talents while ably abetted by a sparkling and charming Mary Steenburgen, all while in the venue of Las Vegas and, more specifically, Binion's Hotel and the Aria Resort complex. Though the jokes may be old, they are delivered well and make for a relaxed and nice viewing experience. This is not a great film nor will it win many awards but it does give the audience an opportunity to sit back and enjoy the exploits of these senior citizens as they seek new goals, heal old wounds and cement quality relationships. I give the film a 7 and recommend it to all who believe that life doesn’t necessarily end but can, in fact, begin over 70. Full Review »
  2. Nov 2, 2013
    9
    Pure fantasy for people who need to escape. This is a story of what happens when everything goes right in Vegas. It does not all have to make sense or be completely believable because it is all about having fun and solving a few issues in the process of having all that fun. That being said if you also want to have a great time in Vegas just see this movie. The real life stories usually don't end with you leaving the table with 120 grand, and you don't have to wait on your plane to arrive at the airport. Movie ticket much cheaper than real Vegas every time. Full Review »
  3. Nov 20, 2013
    0
    Word for word, line for line, conversation for conversation the dumbest, most cliched, most boring movie of the last 5 years. Not much more can be said. Full Review »