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MOVIE REVIEWS: LAST VEGAS

November 1, 2013 by · Leave a Comment 

Last Vegas is another one of those films with a cast of veteran actors who are unable to deliver due to a woefully lame screenplay, most critics have concluded. A.O. Scott in the New York Times simply dismisses the film, which stars aging stars Michael Douglas, Robert De Niro, Morgan Freeman and Kevin Kline, as “a mild geezer flick,” adding that it “has no reason for existence and nothing much to recommend it.” John Anderson in Newsday calls it “alternately trashy and teary, marginally funny, occasionally cringe-inducing.” To Lou Lumenick in the New York Post, it’s a “geriatric variation on The Hangover,” while Tirdad Derakhshani in the Philadelphia Inquirer thinks that the movie should have been called “The Hangover: AARP Strikes Back,” and Scott Bowles in USA Today regards it as “a Hangover on hemorrhoid cream.” But Liam Lacey in the Toronto Globe and Mail cuts it some slack. “The movie,” he writes, “is a preholiday trifle that’s mildly risqué and a lot sentimental.”