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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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The Australian outback, the setting for most of Last Ride, an extraordinary film for which the locale is a quiet, almost secret catalyst.
Stanley Kauffmann, The New Republic  full review
 
The title more or less gives away the film's design, but the predestined journey is taut and tragic nevertheless.
Colin Covert, Minneapolis Star Tribune  full review
 
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.
Farran Smith Nehme, New York Post  full review
 
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.
Manohla Dargis, New York Times  full review
 
Weaving, best known for The Matrix and the Lord of the Rings trilogies, brings subtlety and poignance to the hoodlum's mercurial character.
 
Ivin's film, based on a novel, becomes too melodramatic and bleakly obvious. Weaving, though, as always, is never less than magnetic.
Joe Neumaier, New York Daily News  full review
 
Ivin conveys both facts and emotions with efficient brushstrokes (a spied glance, an offhand comment) that are matched by an understated, evocative lyricism.
Nick Schager, Village Voice  full review
 
As Kev, the veteran actor Weaving gives the performance of lifetime.
Roger Ebert, Chicago Sun-Times  full review
 
First-time director Ivin makes a smooth transition to the broader canvas of features.
Russell Edwards, Variety  full review
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