Last Ride

When Kev takes his 10-year-old son, Chook, on a trip deep into the Australian outback, Chook soon realizes they're on the run but doesn't know why. Now, the two must face both the elements -- and their shaky relationship.
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Netflix Rating: 3.1
Rotten Tomatoes: Fresh 93%
Critics' score: 93   Audience score: 69   Rotten Tomatoes page
Top Rotten Tomatoes Critics

The Australian outback, the setting for most of Last Ride, an extraordinary film for which the locale is a quiet, almost secret catalyst. full review

Stanley Kauffmann, The New Republic

The title more or less gives away the film's design, but the predestined journey is taut and tragic nevertheless. full review

Colin Covert, Minneapolis Star Tribune

Both Weaving and the movie itself do manage to show that this violent, hopelessly damaged man yearns to be a father, but will never know how. full review

Farran Smith Nehme, New York Post

Mr. Ivin doesn't have a strong narrative line to play with or become distracted by, but he takes off on some lovely detours, whether he's narrowing in on Chook or going wide to take in the world that waits beyond. full review

Manohla Dargis, New York Times

Weaving, best known for The Matrix and the Lord of the Rings trilogies, brings subtlety and poignance to the hoodlum's mercurial character. full review

Ivin's film, based on a novel, becomes too melodramatic and bleakly obvious. Weaving, though, as always, is never less than magnetic. full review

Joe Neumaier, New York Daily News

Ivin conveys both facts and emotions with efficient brushstrokes (a spied glance, an offhand comment) that are matched by an understated, evocative lyricism. full review

Nick Schager, Village Voice

As Kev, the veteran actor Weaving gives the performance of lifetime. full review

Roger Ebert, Chicago Sun-Times

First-time director Ivin makes a smooth transition to the broader canvas of features. full review

Russell Edwards, Variety
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