Excerpt: Infinitely harmless with its stream of age related zingers and sure of its star power, Last Vegas spins up into familiar molding without forgetting its heart. Dashing to Vegas for a questionable wedding, four friends of over 50 years dive into the sights for scrawny plotting and shameless...
Excerpt: For one reason or another I actively avoided Last Vegas during its theatrical run in theaters. The idea of four geezers enjoying a bachelor party weekend in Vegas just didn’t appeal to me. These days we also have a relatively quick turnaround time from theaters to home video.
Excerpt: The Film Remember that scene in Cocoon , where Don Ameche was breakdancing up a storm? Stretch that out into two hours and you have Last Vegas . It's not as dated, but Last Vegas does rely on old guys doing old guy things in a "funny" way.
Conclusion: Despite its cast's fine pedigree, Last Vegas is a corny and uninspired series of old men jokes that fails to entertain with any regularity. Its moderate box office success seems more attributable to star power and the target demographic's taste for PG-13 comedy than the film's value.
Conclusion: So obviously I’m rounding up here because if you average the four scores up above, you’ll realize that it comes out to be like 3.8 or something. However, as I have now watched this over 3 times I can admit to the fact that this movie seems to improve with each additional viewing.
Excerpt: There's an unintentionally auto-critical scene early in Last Vegas when Robert De Niro is brought face to face with the thrusting crotch of the boorish MC at a bikini contest that the film's protagonists are inexplicably judging.
Conclusion: It's always fun to watch a group of respected, serious actors goof around, and 'Last Vegas' allows Michael Douglas, Robert De Niro, Morgan Freeman, and Kevin Kline the chance to do just that.
Conclusion: Last Vegas works on every level. It's perfectly cast and wonderfully scripted, enjoying plenty of humor and just the right offset of heart. It's the perfect little escapist movie, sure to bring a smile to the face and maybe even a tear to the eye by the time it's done.
Excerpt: The morbidly titled Last Vegas turns out to not be so morbid after all. Its central cast is big Hollywood A-listers playing old friends (old in both senses of the word) who take a trip to Vegas just because they can.