The Last Thing He Wanted

The Last Thing He Wanted

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The Last Thing He Wanted

Anne Hathaway is an investigative journalist whose father (Willem Dafoe) turns out to be a major player in the game she's trying to expose in this crime thriller co-starring Ben Affleck and Rosie Perez.

"Journalist and single mother Elena McMahon (Hathaway) has rigorously investigated Contra activity in Central America for years. Frustrated when her coverage is censored, relief comes in an unexpected package: her acerbic father (Willem Dafoe) falls ill and leaves her a series of unfinished and unsavory arms deals in that very region. Now a pawn in a risky and unfamiliar game, surrounded by live ammunition in more ways than one, and alongside a U.S. state official (Affleck) with whom she has a checkered past, Elena needs to parse her own story to survive. With her disenchanting life awaiting her back home, she is forced to consider what she really wants." (Sundance Film Festival)

2020115 minsUSA
CrimeThriller
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RogerEbert.com

RogerEbert.com

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A true Netflix Original Film paradox - not even a pause and rewind button at the ready will help it make much sense.

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Collider

Collider

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Dee Rees' adaptation of Joan Didion's novel is an incomprehensible slog that serves as an embarrassment for everyone involved.

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Little White Lies

Little White Lies

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Sadly, this half-baked political thriller is far less than the sum of its parts.

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The Guardian

The Guardian

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As a two-hour film packed with too much and somehow not enough, The Last Thing He Wanted is a thing that no one wanted.

2.0
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Hollywood Reporter

Hollywood Reporter

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A gifted director misfires.

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Variety

Variety

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The filmmaker's panache only goes so far here, failing to translate the unnecessarily complicated script into something coherent to watch.

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RogerEbert.com

RogerEbert.com

press

A true Netflix Original Film paradox - not even a pause and rewind button at the ready will help it make much sense.

0
Collider

Collider

press

Dee Rees' adaptation of Joan Didion's novel is an incomprehensible slog that serves as an embarrassment for everyone involved.

0
Little White Lies

Little White Lies

press

Sadly, this half-baked political thriller is far less than the sum of its parts.

0
The Guardian

The Guardian

press

As a two-hour film packed with too much and somehow not enough, The Last Thing He Wanted is a thing that no one wanted.

2.0
0
Hollywood Reporter

Hollywood Reporter

press

A gifted director misfires.

0
Variety

Variety

press

The filmmaker's panache only goes so far here, failing to translate the unnecessarily complicated script into something coherent to watch.

0

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