The Last Kiss

Metascore
57

Mixed or average reviews - based on 27 Critics

Critic score distribution:
  1. Positive: 16 out of 27
  2. Negative: 1 out of 27

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Critic Reviews

  1. 60
    The Last Kiss is more a capable-craftsman film than a work of genuine dramatic insight, but here and there it opens a window onto the terror and wonder of grown-up life, one its characters don't especially want to look through.
  2. An alarming male wallow passing as a fetching date-night dramedy.
  3. 50
    The Last Kiss isn't terrible, but if you're strapped for a night out it can easily wait till DVD. Better yet, it may be time to revisit "Diner."
  4. 50
    The fallibility of the romantic ideal -- which is nonetheless indispensable on screen and off -- is something Hollywood has trouble dealing with. "The Break-up," in which Jennifer Aniston and Vince Vaughan did just what the title promised, would have been a more notable exception if it were anything like a good movie. The Last Kiss, while not quite a good movie either, at least deserves credit for its honesty.
  5. An exceptional Italian film becomes an average American one in this bland remake of Gabriele Muccino's "L' Ultimo Bacio."
  6. 50
    If I were a member of Generation X, I would be fed up with Hollywood's obsession with the idea that its men are genetically incapable of growing up.
  7. Reviewed by: Ty Burr
    50
    It very much wants to be "Garden State" five years down the line.
  8. The trouble with The Last Kiss comes down to Paul Haggis' screenplay.
  9. 50
    Director Tony Goldwyn tries for the lyrical melancholy he brought to "A Walk on the Moon," but as Michael waits for days on Jenna's porch getting drenched (as irritating a scene as any in recent cinema), only the most rabid chick-flick fan will fail to notice that it's the movie that's all wet.
  10. Feels terminally generic and tone-deaf.
User Score
5.1

Mixed or average reviews- based on 60 Ratings

User score distribution:
  1. Positive: 13 out of 23
  2. Negative: 8 out of 23
  1. ReidF.
    Jan 28, 2007
    3
    This is another movie in the ever-growing genre of films about unpleasant people doing stupid things. Are we really supposed to care about This is another movie in the ever-growing genre of films about unpleasant people doing stupid things. Are we really supposed to care about anyone in this movie? Full Review »
  2. MeghanR.
    Sep 18, 2006
    4
    Uh oh.... do we have another tragic Bill Murray-esque actor in Zach Braff? Well, maybe not, seeing as Bill Murray has shown much range over Uh oh.... do we have another tragic Bill Murray-esque actor in Zach Braff? Well, maybe not, seeing as Bill Murray has shown much range over his career. Braff, on the other hand, continued to disappoint me again. The highly overrated Garden State left me wanting to inject Braff with a shot of personality. He tried too hard to make a movie that was obviously independant and underplayed. His performance was too lackluster, just for the sake of being lackluster. The Last Kiss was my hope for a star-turning performance. Unfortunately, I was beyond disappointed. There is a story here, there really is. Unfortunately, I was so pre-occuppied by the dull performances, especially that of Braff. It reminded me of the performance by Bill Murray in Broken Flowers. The stares that Braff gives the camera time and time again are all the same. He needs to act in layers, and leave the one note performances behind. I have faith he can do it..... He showed some awesome talent in Scrubs, where a one-note performance would have gotten him nowhere. Please Zacharay, don't try too hard!! Full Review »
  3. JoeP.
    Mar 30, 2007
    0
    "The Last Kiss" should have been called "Shallow, Self-Absorbed People Do Shallow, Self-Absorbed Things To Their Loved Ones And Scream "The Last Kiss" should have been called "Shallow, Self-Absorbed People Do Shallow, Self-Absorbed Things To Their Loved Ones And Scream Shrilly At Each Other During Unbelievable Plot Contrivances That Make No Sense". If this new title doesn't sound even remotely entertaining, that's because neither is "The Last Kiss". Full Review »