The Last Lullaby

2008

Drama / Mystery

2
Rotten Tomatoes Audience - Upright 69%
IMDb Rating 6.1 10 870

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Cast

Paul Rae as Ellis
Smith Cho as Connie
Bill Smitrovich as Martin
Jerry Hardin as Martin Lennox
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857.69 MB
1280*714
English 2.0
R
23.976 fps
1 hr 33 min
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1.55 GB
1920*1072
English 2.0
R
23.976 fps
1 hr 33 min
P/S 0 / 3

Movie Reviews

Reviewed by nogodnomasters 10 / 10

BAIT AND SWITCH

Jack Price (Tom Sizemore) is a freelance hitman who can create his own opportunities. Personality wise he is dry and realizes he is not a social butterfly. He saves the daughter (Sprague Grayden) of a millionaire (Bill Smitrovich) only to ransom her himself. Months later, needing a hitman, our millionaire manages to find Price and make him an offer he can't refuse: one million dollars to kill Sarah (Sasha Alexander), a nice pretty librarian in a small town called Homewood.

Neither we nor Price knows why he wants her dead. It is a mystery that we find out about midway...but too late. Price has already saved her twice from attackers and has grown fond of the librarian. Oh what to do, what to do.

I considered the movie to be 8 stars until the ending...the final scene...the look on Sasha's face. The irony of it all.

F-bomb, no sex, no nudity.

Reviewed by secondtake 9 / 10

A rare, surprising, subtle gem, a true recent film noir

The Last Lullaby (2008)

Here's a film that reinvigorates the true moody, classic, slightly low-budget intensity of film noir. It's not latecomers like "Chinatown," Blood Simple," or "Mulholland Drive," which are strong movies on their own terms (and often waved as recent film noirs). "The Last Lullaby" survives and penetrates on the essence of a good noir--a leading protagonist who is lost in the world, a mysterious set of forces out to take him down, a leading female with dubious intentions, and gloomy dramatic filming to create a mood of uncertainty and, frankly, dark elegance.

This is a kind of masterpiece that I think will grow over time. Like some of the great noirs (to keep this theme going for just another thought), the first impression might be flawed, as if there is something too forced and stylized and sometimes even clunky going on. But this is part of what makes for style, and style is what makes for a lasting, unique movie. Think of "The Big Heat" or even "Double Indemnity." (For some reason, "Point Blank" with Lee Marvin comes to mind as as somewhat newer parallel).

Tom Sizemore makes the movie. He's a hit-man seemingly drifting out of the business, but having nowhere to go or nothing to do with himself. And then his skills get called into play, almost by instinct. Sizemore manages laconic better than anyone. He's not weary, exactly, but indifferent because of a long violent life. (The actor might be remembered best for his terrific role in "Natural Born Killers," a good pedigree for this movie.) And of course he meets a woman in an unlikely way, and the plots twists and twists.

But it doesn't spin out of control thanks to Sizemore's steady and yet expressive and really subtle performance. And the woman, played by Sasha Alexander (tons of television, including 20 episodes of "Dawson's Creek"), who has more depth and restraint than you'd expect in this kind of role. In fact, part of the whole thrill of the movie is the way the two leads, who make up nearly every scene, are so low key even as the events are bloody and out of control in their violence.

The cast, crew, writers, and so on are all relatively new, or coming from modest careers. That they all collide and make something this special happen is one of the thrills of collaborative artmaking--movies, above all, with so many components to go wrong, or to go right. You might not find this to your taste, but if you do, it might be one of the great surprises of the year. It was for me.

Reviewed by bob-rutzel-1 9 / 10

Simply Outstanding

Jack Price (Tom Sizemore) is bored with hit-man retirement and takes one last job. His mark is Sarah (Sasha Alexander), but he has a problem. He's falling for her. The money or Sarah? What to do ? What to do? The money or Sarah? Inquiring Minds are lining up.

By what you have read so far, you think you know what Price will do, don't you? Oh, you are a romantic. Don't ever change.

But, let's get back to our story in this reality. Price knows what he should do, but should he? Keep in mind that a scorpion is always a scorpion before anything else. Is Price a scorpion? Still the romantic? Hmmm………

I just love hit-man stories. Somewhere in the story, the hit-man will tell us he has only 4-rules and as we go along in the story, we learn that he will break at least 3-rules if not all. So what happens? Humanity happens. Will humanity hit Price?

This is a very good cat and mouse story. You know who the mouse is, but you are not sure what the cat will do. Yes, yes, scorpions and humanity yadda, yadda, yadda. Do you still think you know what Price will do?

This is, perhaps, one of the best hit-man stories I have ever seen (ranks with Hit-man with Timothy Olyphant; and BANGKOK DANGEROUS with Nicolas Cage), but it is not a shoot'em up. No, this is much slower and we don't mind because we still don't know what Price will do. The pacing throughout is just right. And, the story becomes more complicated and twisty than I made it sound earlier. Ah, all the better. Tension and suspense come in at the right moments as the story builds to an unexpected conclusion.

Both Sizemore and Alexander pull this off to perfection and the supporting cast couldn't be better. Are the Inquiring Minds still lining up? (9/10)

Violence: Yes. Sex: No. Nudity: No. Language: Yes, some in the beginning only.

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