Last Cab to Darwin

Last Cab to Darwin

Last Cab to Darwin

When lonely taxi driver Rex (Michael Caton, The Castle) is informed he doesn’t have long to live, he embarks on a colossal drive through the outback, from Broken Hill to Darwin in this Australian true-story drama. Rex's trip to Northern Territory is to take advantage of that state's short-lived euthanasia laws in 1996. Co-stars Academy Award-nominee Jacki Weaver (Animal Kingdom). Last Cab began life as a stageplay by Reg Cribb.

2015Rating: M, Offensive language124 minsAustralia
DramaTrue Story & Biography

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Last Cab to Darwin / Reviews

Flicks, Giles Hardie

Flicks, Giles Hardie

Cancer, euthanasia and a cab driver. It sounds like the unholy trinity of filmmaking. A veritable recipe for disaster with the dreaded terms "Australian film" and "indigenous issues" added for good measure.

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Variety

Variety

It's not so much the destination but the physical and emotional journey embarked on in this thoughtful, culturally authentic road trip.

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Urban Cinefile

Urban Cinefile

Well meaning and there is no shortage of heart, yet Jeremy Sims' film never quite delivers the warm package it intends.

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Sydney Morning Herald

Sydney Morning Herald

Last Cab's real triumph is Caton's warmth and vulnerability as Rex discovers late in life what really matters.

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Stuff

Stuff

An exceptionally warm, funny, touching and human film. Recommended.

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Hollywood Reporter

Hollywood Reporter

The film shows little trace of its theatrical origins, not least because it consists of one ravishing shot of the blood-orange outback after another, and Sims wrings gentle pleasures from this most unlikely of subjects.

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FilmInk

FilmInk

The film has good elements and decent performances, but just as the characters seem to mull over missed opportunities, we are left to feel the same way about the film.

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Daily Telegraph

Daily Telegraph

A crowd-pleasing road movie that’s pleasant on the eye.

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