The Last Ride


Mixed or average reviews - based on 9 Critics

Critic score distribution:
  1. Positive: 2 out of 9
  2. Negative: 1 out of 9

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  1. Reviewed by: Rex Reed
    Jun 19, 2012
    It's a fascinating film that I enjoyed thoroughly.
  2. Reviewed by: Kerry Lengel
    Jul 26, 2012
    Unlike, say, Val Kilmer's Jim Morrison in "The Doors," Thomas makes no attempt to create a convincing facsimile of Hank Williams, which is just as well, since he bears little resemblance to the sinewy singer.
  3. Reviewed by: Mark Holcomb
    Jun 19, 2012
    It portrays Williams in a generally sympathetic light without whitewashing his vice-loving, belligerent ways or mythologizing them in a bid for postmortem psychoanalysis.
  4. Reviewed by: Marjorie Baumgarten
    Aug 29, 2012
    With a foretold ending and long stretches of pure driving, The Last Ride squanders its potential, much like its tragic subject.
  5. Reviewed by: Jeannette Catsoulis
    Jun 21, 2012
    This one is for Hank Williams fanatics only, and Mr. Thomas puts a dark and subtle sheen on a disappointingly watery script. Cover versions of Williams's songs - several sung by his daughter, Jett - remind us why he mattered, even as the movie fails to do the same.
  6. Reviewed by: Mark Olsen
    Jun 28, 2012
    Dramatically thin, formally uninspired and thematically weak, The Last Ride really goes nowhere.
  7. Reviewed by: Elizabeth Weitzman
    Jun 21, 2012
    Thomas offers particularly fine work, but the underwritten script, which relies too much on sentimentality, gives him little to do.
  8. Reviewed by: Matt Singer
    Jun 19, 2012
    At least Thomas gives a suitably burned-out performance as Williams. He's almost enough to melt your cold, cold heart.
  9. Reviewed by: Chuck Bowen
    Jun 19, 2012
    A typical wax-museum reproduction of the American South in which every detail is Southern in bold all caps, and not a single scene over the course of the film's 102 minutes rings true.

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