THE LAST FACE REVIEWED
“The Last Face” is yet another social drama trying to teach the West why it should care about the rest of the world. It’s a noble effort, but it’s done with the panache of a pink haired SJW screaming it into your face. Well, screaming it while also trying to spit out a romantic melodrama via ventriloquism. Sean Penn used to be a pretty good director. Films like “The Pledge”, “The Indian Runner” and “Into the Wild” showed a possible new Cassavettes emerging from the weeds. Unfortunately, the dude has started to believe his own hype.
For 2 hours and 11 minutes, time will stand still as you watch what could’ve been resolved with time to spare on a CBS hour long drama. Charlize Theron seemingly thinks she’s bringing the Oscar Gold enough to make up for films like “Fast 8”. But, there is no redemption here. While I enjoyed the cast, this is the grossest kinda Hollywood grandstanding that keeps rearing itself whenever anyone wants to get serious on a subject. For every movie that gets it right, there are 20 like this. Ignore this movie and live better.
- 2.40:1 1080p transfer
- DTS-HD 5.1 master audio track
RELEASE DATE: 9/5/17
The Plot Thus Far
A director (Charlize Theron) of an international aid agency in Africa meets a relief aid doctor (Javier Bardem) amidst a political/social revolution, and together face tough choices surrounding humanitarianism and life through civil unrest.