Generally favorable reviews - based on 27 Critics

Critic score distribution:
  1. Positive: 17 out of 27
  2. Negative: 2 out of 27
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  1. 100
    Stops your heart and keeps your belly jiggling with laughter. It's an improbably sunny tragicomedy.
  2. Reviewed by: Jules Verdone
    More movies should be so funny and perceptive, with writing this sharp and acting this believable.
  3. While Last Kiss may strike some as a calculated crowd-pleaser, it's cleverly calculated, perceptive and often quite funny -- and a bit darker than it may first appear.
  4. A crowd-pleaser in the deepest sense, mixes heartbreak and happiness together until you don't even want to see them apart.
  5. In the end, The Last Kiss holds less a cynical view of the matrimonial state than one of considered irony.
  6. 100
    An Altman-influenced movie made without the master's acrid bitterness. The Last Kiss may come out of Italian opera and comedy, but in spirit it's Shakespearean -- objective, impassive, and at peace with a world in which men and women manage to be both ordinary and extraordinary. [5 August 2002, p.80]
  7. Reviewed by: David Rooney
    Craftily combining elements that speak directly to three different generations, this accomplished ensemble piece is shaping up to be the surprise homegrown hit of the season.

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