The Last Station details
|Formats:||15 DVD, Blu-ray, LOVEFiLM Instant|
|Starring:||James McAvoy, Christopher Plummer, Paul Giamatti, Helen Mirren, Anne-Marie Duff, Kerry Condon, Patrick Kennedy, John Sessions, Tomas Spencer, David Masterson|
|Directors:||Michael Hoffman, Sebastian Edschmid|
|Collections:||Award Nominees & Winners, Based on a true story..., HD Films, Hot Scots, I Can't Believe it's Not Fiction, The X-Men Cast, Top HD Movies|
The Last Station
|1hr 48 mins||15|
LOVEFiLM Instant Information
|Run time:||1 hour 48 minutes|
|Rental release:||To be confirmed|
By Tom Charity from LOVEFiLM
Christopher Plummer and Helen Mirren play Mr & Mrs in this story about Leo Tolstoy's life.
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Don't waste your time with thisBy rtb (131 reviews) from London , 16 Feb 2010
[Highly rated reviewer]I saw a preview of this film about a year and a half ago. 300 people watched it and nobody had a good word to say about it. The story is dreary, one feels nothing for any of the characters and the acting is risible. Christopher Plummer spends all his time chewing the scenery and playing to the back of the stalls in a performance that deserves the 'Ham Award of the Year'. One wonders what Mirren was thinking of when she agreed to be in this - perhaps the gas bill was due. She looks really uncomfortable and, if the film wasn't ostensibly a weepie, you might think you were watching a very badly acted comedy.
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Unfortunately boringBy Chantal (1126 reviews) from London , 02 Nov 2011Such a good cast of actors and the story could have been an exciting one but no. Beyond the costume and good acting the lines are dull and repetitive, it's like they are teaching young teens the story. For example when Tolstoi's wife during a lunch explains that peasants shouldn't have money cos they would spend it all on booze. Come on, I would expect a debate of a higher intellectual level coming from the guests at that table.
Slow and boringBy a customer from England , 11 Oct 2011I saw the trailer for this film and thought it looked quite interesting - romantic even. However, after 30 minutes of watching it - I gave up!! This film just didn't hold my interest (and I like most films). Very bland and slow plus the story/characters were not enough to grip my imagination. I did decide to follow up on this film a couple of days later (God knows why?) and try to watch the remainder but I can't say that I would have missed much! I think that the 'Wkikpedia' version of Tolstoys last days would be far more interesting!!
Decent but not great.By Cozversion1 (41 reviews) from East Molesey , 14 Sep 2011
[Highly rated reviewer]The cast and their performances in this movie are great. Overall the story is pretty uneventful and a bit slow at times but as old school dramas go (Not usually a fan) it was pretty watchable.
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Ouch! ...By a customer , 23 Aug 2011With a cast this good, what went wrong?
Just about everything it seems - wooden acting; wooden dialogue and wooden houses - ewww. Watching this was like
swimming through treacle - without the benefit of the treacle.
Painful and painfully boring. Zzzzzzzz.
Well-worth watchingBy a customer , 24 Jul 2011This film gives a fascinating insight into Tolstoy's last years, his relationship with his wife and his hangers-on. Christopher Plummer is completely believable in this role - he's come a long way since the Sound of Music! - and Helen Mirren is superb. This is a sensitive, beautifully filmed and acted tale with good editing and cinematography.