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 Last Looks
review by Bobby Blakey


Ever since seeing him in Sons of Anarchy I have been a fan of Charlie Hunnam. Since then he has taken on some great roles with one of my favorites being in 2019s The Gentlemen. Now he is teaming up with Morena Baccarin and Mel Gibson alongside a great supporting cast including Lucy Fry, Dominic Monaghan, Cliff "Method Man" Smith, Clancy Brown and Rupert Friend for Last Looks from Action Point director Tim Kirkby. Could this murder mystery be worth checking out or will it be lost in the fiction of Hollywood?


Last Looks follows Charlie Waldo, an ex-LAPD superstar who left the force and now lives a life of simplicity and solitude deep in the woods. Alistair Pinch is an eccentric actor who spends his days drunk on the set of his TV show. When Pinch’s wife is found dead, he is the prime suspect and Waldo is convinced to come out of retirement to investigate what happened. The case finds Waldo contending with gangsters, Hollywood executives and pre-school teachers, all in pursuit of clearing Pinch’s name … or confirming his guilt.


The story here is like an old school detective noir, but in more light hearted setting. The film reminded me a lot of the Mel Gibson’s flick Payback in regards to the lead characters ongoing interaction with a variety of quirky characters and getting smacked around a lot. Charlie Hunnam is so great here and fits this part to perfection. Gibson is great here too and seems to be having more fun than I have seen him in some time. He is a bit over the top and pretty funny with he an Hunnam having some great banter.


The rest of the cast are good as well, but a lot of them are in smaller cameo style which made some feel way underused. Some of them bring some

interesting elements to the bigger story, but others are just baffling why they are there at all. That being said I loved this movie and thought it was great fun. It’s not a hilarious comedy, but instead a darker one focusing on solving the murder case. Part of the fun in a film like this is always trying to figure it all out and while its not overally hard to come to the conclusion it’s the journey here that makes it worth diving into.


If you like any of the cast or just these sorts of movies then check out Last Looks when it hits Blu-ray and DVD on April 12th from RLJE Films.

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