Last Ride (film)

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Last Ride
Last Ride poster.jpg
Theatrical release poster
Directed byGlendyn Ivin
Screenplay byMac Gudgeon
Based onThe Last Ride
by Denise Young
Produced byAntonia Barnard
Nicholas Cole
Anthony Maras
StarringHugo Weaving
Tom Russell
CinematographyGreig Fraser
Edited byJack Hutchings
Music byPaul Charlier
Distributed byMadman Entertainment
Release date
  • 2 July 2009 (2009-07-02)
Running time
101 minutes
Box officeA$388,722 (Australia)[1]

Last Ride is a 2009 Australian drama film directed by Glendyn Ivin. It is based on the novel The Last Ride by Denise Young. The film follows a young boy (Tom Russell) accompanying his father (Hugo Weaving), who is wanted by the police, across Australia.

The film was given a limited release across Australia on 2 July 2009, and in the United States on 29 June 2012.



The film received universal acclaim from film critics. It holds a 93% approval rating on review aggregator Rotten Tomatoes, based on 29 reviews.[2] Last Ride received four and four and a half stars from Margaret Pomeranz and David Stratton respectively on At The Movies.[3] Roger Ebert also gave it the maximum four stars.[4] He later went on to name it as one of the best films of 2012.[5]

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  1. ^ "Australian Films at the Australian Box Office", Film Victoria Archived 9 February 2014 at the Wayback Machine accessed 13 November 2012
  2. ^ "Last Ride (2009)". Rotten Tomatoes. Retrieved 9 March 2015.
  3. ^ Pomeranz, Margaret (1 July 2009). "Last Ride review". At the Movies. Australian Broadcasting Corporation. Last Ride.
  4. ^ Ebert, Roger. "Review: Last Ride". Retrieved 10 September 2013.
  5. ^ Ebert, Roger. "Ebert's Top Movies of 2012". Chicago Sun-Times. Archived from the original on 17 January 2013. Retrieved 10 September 2013.

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