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5.0 out of 5 stars The best "Brit flick" ever
Stephen Norrington, director of Blade and The League of Extraordinary Gentlemen, made this little beauty sandwiched inbetween his pair of Hollywood offerings. It's a film about the nature of fame and stardom - about how you can become an overnight success and then just as easily an overnight failure and your life can fall apart. It's a surreal journey through the...
Published on 2 Sep 2003 by Pete Murphy

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2.0 out of 5 stars Film -2 Stars - Jason Isaacs - 4 Stars....
This is an extremely odd, violent and occasionally sexually gratuitous film. Some scenes are primarily for shock value and nothing else. I found it extremely hard to find any sympathy or connection with the main character and found myself not caring what happened to him at all. Jason Isaacs, in the role of Dave "Percy" Sledge steals the whole film with his song and dance...
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5.0 out of 5 stars The best "Brit flick" ever, 2 Sep 2003
This review is from: The Last Minute [DVD] [2007] (DVD)
Stephen Norrington, director of Blade and The League of Extraordinary Gentlemen, made this little beauty sandwiched inbetween his pair of Hollywood offerings. It's a film about the nature of fame and stardom - about how you can become an overnight success and then just as easily an overnight failure and your life can fall apart. It's a surreal journey through the underbelly of a darkly comic London, packed with hysterically comical imagery and fast-draw snappy dialogue... far superior in every way (in my opinion) to the London-based movies conjured up by the vastly overrated Guy Ritchie. Excellent turns from Tom Bell, Jason Isaacs and Max Beesley as Billy Byrne, the central character who has it all and then loses everything in the space of a couple of days, make this film a joy to watch. The kicking soundtrack features a whole host of electronic artists from Aphex Twin to Leftfield (the soundtrack CD comes free with the DVD - nice idea and greatly appreciated) that add to the atmosphere of what is definitely the best Brit flick I've seen. The look and feel of the film belies its low budget, and there's so much strangeness going on that this is a film you can return to again and again and find something you missed before each time. I really can't say enough good things about this film. It's hard to pidgeon-hole this movie, it's part Naked Lunch, part Oliver Twist, part Trainspotting.... yet it's none of them. It's just The Last Minute and it's great!
The disc is excellent too, packed full of behind the scenes info, 3 music videos, 2 commentaries, a rocking 5.1 soundtrack and anamorphic 2.35:1 video that's pin sharp, and a free CD of the soundtrack thrown in to boot. Grab it while you can
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1 of 1 people found the following review helpful
2.0 out of 5 stars Film -2 Stars - Jason Isaacs - 4 Stars...., 17 Aug 2011
This review is from: The Last Minute [DVD] [2007] (DVD)
This is an extremely odd, violent and occasionally sexually gratuitous film. Some scenes are primarily for shock value and nothing else. I found it extremely hard to find any sympathy or connection with the main character and found myself not caring what happened to him at all. Jason Isaacs, in the role of Dave "Percy" Sledge steals the whole film with his song and dance routines - yes, I did say song and dance but again it is an odd film. That said he is a thoroughly nasty piece of work in this ... and he is by far the best bit. Recommended only to die-hard Jason fans, who want to see him dancing... and killing people...
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1.0 out of 5 stars dislikeable, 27 Aug 2006
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Dr. C. D. Connaughton (London, London United Kingdom) - See all my reviews
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This review is from: The Last Minute [DVD] [2007] (DVD)
I only watched the 25 minutes of this film. That was enough. The film apparently tries very hard to be clever and funny and it fails on both counts. At least two of the scenes in the first 25 minutes I found offensive, if not obscene. I found it quite dislikeable, and I give it one star since that is the minimum the server will accept.
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