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Billy (Michael Douglas), Paddy (Robert De Niro), Archie (Morgan Freeman) and Sam (Kevin Kline) have been best friends since childhood. So when Billy, the group’s sworn bachelor, finally proposes to his thirty-something (of course) girlfriend, the four head to Las Vegas with a plan to stop acting their age and relive their glory days. However, upon arriving, the four quickly realize that the decades have transformed Sin City and tested their friendship in ways they never imagined. The Rat Pack may have once played the Sands and Cirque du Soleil may now rule the Strip, but it’s these four who are taking over Vegas.

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Movie Reviews:
  • 75
    Chicago Sun-Times - by Richard Roeper
    There’s virtually nothing subtle or surprising about the story, and yet one can’t help but smile throughout watching five Academy Award-winning actors breezing their way through an obvious but lovely and funny adventure. ...read more

  • 75
    indieWIRE - by Eric Kohn
    As Last Vegas glides along, satisfying expectations while always aiming low, it makes peace with being inoffensively mediocre. Like Vegas itself, the story goes down easy, but its appeal is hard to remember once you leave it behind. ...read more

  • 70
    The Hollywood Reporter - by Todd McCarthy
    Although formulaic in design and programmed to meet its quota of laughs, the film makes a point of going beyond basic expectations into some legitimate aspects of mature friendships without getting soggy about it. ...read more

  • 67
    Entertainment Weekly - by Owen Gleiberman
    After a while, you truly start to see the formula gears churning, but given that, it helps to have an actress like Mary Steenburgen, who at 60 still possesses an amazing glow, as well as a snappier comic timing than ever. ...read more

  • 63
    RogerEbert.com - by Matt Zoller Seitz
    The picture begins vanishing from the memory the instant that its final credits roll, and its laid back attitude suggest it's fine with that. ...read more

  • 63
    Rolling Stone - by Peter Travers
    Special kudos to Freeman, who kills it on the dance floor and later while drunk off his ass on vodka and Red Bull. You'll groan as much as howl at the jokes, but the veteran stars have a ball acting their age. Even when all else fails them, they're good company. ...read more

  • 63
    Chicago Tribune - by Michael Phillips
    A genial "Hangover" for the AARP set, Last Vegas is roughly what you'd expect, or fear, but a little better. ...read more

  • 63
    Movie Nation - by Roger Moore
    Last Vegas isn’t “out there” in a “Hangover” sense. It’s comical comfort food, with actors doing the sorts of things they’ve done for decades. But even if this is the safest Vegas romp of them all, this cast never lets us forget that we’re in very good hands. ...read more

  • 63
    Film.com - by Kate Erbland
    It certainly doesn’t hurt that Douglas, De Niro, Freeman, and Kline are just plain fun to watch together. As predictable and occasionally uncomfortable as Last Vegas can be, it’s an assured crowd-pleaser. ...read more

  • 60
    The Guardian - by John Patterson
    Last Vegas is a good-natured bimbo of a movie, it'll do just about anything to please you, though luckily that includes delivering the 20 big laughs you feel you're owed (unlike The Hangovers), and gently jerking a tear or two. You enjoy it in spite of yourself. ...read more

  • 60
    Village Voice - by Chris Packham
    The film’s hidden asset is the luminous Mary Steenburgen, funny and gorgeous as an empty-nest mom turned lounge chanteuse who beguiles the dudes with age-appropriate flirting and arch humor. ...read more

  • 60
    Time Out New York - by Eric Hynes
    Rote ageist jokes abound (“Do you guys have drugs?” asks a bachelorette; “Does Lipitor count?” responds Kline), but they come with an inclusive, self-deprecating spirit that grows more endearing over the duration. ...read more

  • 58
    Christian Science Monitor - by Peter Rainer
    It’s still a bit early in the long careers of these actors, especially Kline, to be playing creaky codgers. It’s bad enough when Hollywood casts women over the age of 30 as grandmothers-in-waiting. Now we have to endure an onslaught of famous veteran actors complaining about their hips. ...

  • 50
    ReelViews - by James Berardinelli
    It has the sensibilities of a late-'80s/early-'90s forgettable big-screen sit com and probably won't find many interested viewers who aren't card-carrying AARP members. ...read more

  • 50
    New York Magazine (Vulture) - by Bilge Ebiri
    We know where it’s going, and it doesn’t take long to get there. There are some good jokes along the way, a few of them blandly off-color. ...read more

  • 50
    The Globe and Mail (Toronto) - by Liam Lacey
    The movie is a preholiday trifle that’s mildly risqué and a lot sentimental. ...read more

  • 50
    USA Today - by Scott Bowles
    Alas, this all-star ensemble comedy that trumpets (too loudly) that it's a "Hangover" on hemorrhoid cream musters enough laughs to be passable, if not memorable. And that's thanks to Morgan Freeman's showmanship. ...read more

  • 50
    Variety - by Scott Foundas
    A smattering of funny gags and the nostalgia value of the cast — none of whom, curiously, have ever shared the screen before — keeps the whole thing more watchable than it has any right to be. ...read more

  • 40
    The New York Times - by A.O. Scott
    If you approach Last Vegas expecting an emotionally engaging, in any way surprising, moviegoing experience, you will be disappointed. But if you want the equivalent of an old-fashioned television variety show — a Very Special Evening with Robert De Niro, Morgan Freeman, Michael Douglas and Kevin Kline — you might not have such a bad time. ...

  • 40
    Austin Chronicle - by Marjorie Baumgarten
    It’s delightful to see these acting pros hamming it up in this movie. They look as though they’re having a blast. The same can’t be said for the audience. ...read more

  • 40
    The Dissolve - by Nathan Rabin
    It’s the geriatric equivalent of a ramshackle teen sex comedy, only intermittently elevated by the caliber of the talent involved. ...read more

  • 38
    Philadelphia Inquirer - by Tirdad Derakhshani
    Just call this movie "The Hangover: AARP Strikes Back." ...read more

  • 38
    St. Louis Post-Dispatch - by Joe Williams
    In trying to lift this lame schtick, De Niro, Douglas, Freeman and Kline are stand-up guys, but Last Vegas is a case of erectile dysfunction. ...read more

  • 30
    Arizona Republic - by Bill Goodykoontz
    It’s all predictable and, despite the best efforts of Turteltaub and screenwriter Dan Fogelman at something a little risky, it’s pretty lame. ...

  • 25
    Boston Globe - by Peter Keough
    Somewhere between John Cassavetes’s “Husbands” (1970) and “The Hangover” (2009) you will find Last Vegas. Not necessarily a bad place to be, except the film unfortunately has the madcap hilarity of the former and the emotional intensity of the latter. ...read more

  • 16
    The A.V. Club - by Ignatiy Vishnevetsky
    The high point of Last Vegas is also arguably the low point of Robert De Niro’s career. ...read more

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User Comments & Reviews

  1. Liana Shimunova

    Just call this movie The Hangover: AARP Strikes Back.