The Last Station

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The Last Station
This period piece takes a look at the last year in the life of the famous Russian novelist, Leo Tolstoy. He lives on a large estate with his wife and assorted hangers-on, one of whom is trying to get him to bequeath the future royalties from his works to the Russian people, rather than his own family. His wife is horrified by the idea that she and their thirteen children will not have an income, and the issue becomes a major bone of contention between them... until bedtime, of course ...

111 minutes.
No persons under 13 (Sex, Nudity).
Biographical, Drama, Period piece, On the art circuit

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Credits

Cast
James McAvoy, Christopher Plummer, Helen Mirren, Paul Giamatti, Anne-Marie Duff, Kerry Condon
Director
Michael Hoffman
ScreenplayMichael Hoffman, from the novel by Jay Parini
MusicSergei Yevtushenko
CinematographySebastian Edschmid
EditingPatricia Rommel
Sound formatsDolby Digital
SoundtrackAvailable
Made in2009
Produced byEgoli Tossell Film, Zephyr Films, Egoli Tossell Film Halle

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ScreenIt Report (USA)

Sex / Nudity
4
Violence
3
Blood / Gore / Gross
1
Guns / Weapons
3
Profanity
1
Alcohol / Drugs
1
Smoking
1
Disrespectful / Bad Attitude
4
Imitative Behaviour
4
Frightening / Tense Scenes
1
Jump Scenes
0
Tense Family Scenes
5
Music (Scary/Tense)
2
Music (Inappropriate)
0
Topics to talk about
4


Ratings

Scale (Max)20

What the Critics say

Cape Argus / The Star
Diane de Beer quote iconHigh drama your destination
15
Die Burger
Laetitia Pople quote iconRyk blik op Tolstoi se laaste dae
15
Cape Times
Kenneth Turan quote iconSavage rivalry behind Tolstoy legend
15
Chicago Sunday Times
Roger Ebert
15
eye Weekly
Adam Nayman quote iconA plodding, four-square ensemble drama about the last days of Leo Tolstoy that seems to have been written by prestige-pic-screenplay software.
5
Rolling Stone
Peter Travers
15
ScreenIt
T. Durgin quote iconThe whole thing is really a tutorial in fine acting. And the closing portion of the film in which Tolstoy's loved ones, his fans and the Russian press all gather at a remote train station where the great author lies dying has some legitimately touching moments
14
Metacritic.com
34 critics
15
Rottentomatoes critics
115 critics
13
Rottentomatoes tomatometer
Tomatometer quote iconMichael Hoffman's script doesn't quite live up to its famous subject, but this Tolstoy biopic benefits from a spellbinding tour de force performance by Helen Mirren.
14

What the People say

Internet
1056 Netizens quote iconExcellent Historical Drama
15

Average .. 69%

14

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