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Last Vegas

Year : 2014 Director : Jon Turteltaub Running Time : 105 minutes Genre :
Movie review score
3/5

What’s it about?
Four school yard chums reconnect in their twilight years. They aim to celebrate the bachelor party of the last of their band to get hitched. They each have their own burdens to shrug off, but before they do, they’ll need to dehumanise some surgically enhanced women.

What did we think?
Dan says: Hollywood loads four of their best into the chamber and fires ageist and misogynistic bullets into the corpse of the “Dude Adventure” story. What were they thinking? I mean, Morgan Freeman was in Shawshank Redemption for Christ’s sake.

The film ties together like a jigsaw puzzle with numbered pieces. I could tell you most of the stories ten minutes in. But just when you think it’s irredeemable, Robert De Niro and Kirk Douglas show you just why they’ve been in the business for so long and manage to inject maybe not heart, but at least some still-warm blood into this hollow cadaver. Your parents will love it.

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