The Last Lullaby

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6.11 h 33 min2008X-RayPG-13
A retired hit-man can't pass up one last high-priced contract. In this final job, he is directed to kill a beautiful and intriguing librarian, but his violent ways begin to fail him as he falls for this totally unsuspecting mark.
Directors
Jeffrey Goodman
Starring
Tom SizemoreSasha AlexanderSprague Grayden
Genres
SuspenseDramaAction
Subtitles
English [CC]
Audio languages
English
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Supporting actors
Randall BatinkoffBill SmitrovichOmid Abtahi
Producers
Matt Leonnetti Jr.David Kaplan
Studio
Bossa Nova Productions, Inc. dba Level 33 Entertainment
Rating
PG-13 (Parents Strongly Cautioned)
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Alcohol usefoul languagesmokingviolence
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3.9 out of 5 stars

138 global ratings

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ovikanobiReviewed in the United States on August 16, 2021
4.0 out of 5 stars
this is not a fast paced action movie
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however, I watched the movie to the end without a pause. that gets an automatic 4 star. movies I cannot finish, I do not score and I don't leave a review. only my cousin Vinnie and the Shawshank redemption got a 5.
I wonder what's the fascination with hired killers. Indeed, a fascination with all killers. What does that say about us?
Movies about hired killers tend to present them as good at what they do. Logic follows, one gets good with experience. But, the killer sees a damsel in distress who happened to be his target and gets a change of heart? how much sense does that make? (I know, I know, love at first sight...for a killer...) there's no logic in the ending of this movie either. The other killers are symbols of professionalism too, one uses the all-time dum method of trying to run the target of the road, the scarier one, sets himself up for an easy shot. you'd think that the conflict with the ex would provide the perfect patsy...but then there would not be a romance masqueraded as a thriller, would there? still, I was sucked in, fascinated by my clumsy killers...
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EddieNHKReviewed in the United States on August 23, 2021
4.0 out of 5 stars
Liked it a lot
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I liked this movie a lot, it's so short and interesting that I saw it in one sitting. I don't know how anyone can say this is a slow movie with a murder or some other act of violence happening literally every 10-15 minutes. This was not a standard movie, and thank goodness for that. Interesting plot, good music, engaging story, good direction, photography, maybe it should have 5 stars, I thought it was a fresh take on hit man stories. Glad I watched it, didn't listen to negativity.
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andrewReviewed in the United States on October 9, 2021
1.0 out of 5 stars
I almost made it thru 20 minutes
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Here is what happens:
:27 - The opening scene shows a mans dimly lit face on pillow looking up and blinking many times.
:34 - the man then closes his eyes tight and again opens them.
:39 - the man sighs.
:41 - Scene changes to showing a ceiling light fan from the mans point of view.
:48 - Camera then switches to show the mans dimly lit face.
:49 - the man closes eyes tight...again
:52 - the man rubs his eyes while holding his eyes tightly closed.
:54 - the man puts his left arm behind his head.
:48 - camera cuts to a right side profile of the man, still laying on his back looking up at the ceiling light fan.
1:01 - the camera pulls back while the man is closing his eyes. a clock is revealed. the clock shows 3:02.
1:15 - the man is suddenly in a dimly lit room in front of a shelf full of books.
1:18 - the man rubs his nose and eyes and rests both arms on a shelf.
1:26 - the man picks a book from the shelf. The book is either "Breaking Into Acting For Dummies" or "How To Pick a Good Movie Script For Dummies"
1:30 - the man walks away from the book shelf
1:31 - the man rubs his nose
1:32 - the man turns on a light.
1:33 - the man rubs his eyes
1:46 - the man is suddenly in front of an open refrigerator.
1:47 - the man is squinting his eyes
1:49 - the man rubs his eyes
1:53 - the man is looking very confused at what may be inside the refigerator
1:55 - the man sighs
1:58 - the man closes the refrigerator. it is unknown if he put the book in the refrigerator.
2:06 - the man is suddenly on a couch. a chess board is on a table that is in front of the man. the man is resting is right elbow on the table and his chin os in the palm of his hand.
2:10 - the man picks up a chess piece (rook) with his left hand.
2:11 - the man inspects the chess piece briefly.
2:12 - the man puts the chess piece back on the chess board, at the same spot.
2:16 - the man pushes the chess board away from him with both hands.
2:20 - the man closes his eyes, sighs while leaning back on the couch and putting his left hand to his forehead.
2:24 - the man opens his eyes
2:27 - the man closes his eyes
2:28 - the man opens his eyes
2:30 - the man is suddenly in his car driving while listening to the radio.
2:33 - the man is slowly closing and open his eyes while driving. the man looks sleepy. he needs a nap.
2:36 - the man turns off the radio in disgust
2:41 - the man sighs...deeply
2:51 - the man pulls into a parking lot of a convenience store
3:05 - the man opens the door or his car
3:07 - the man closes the door of his car
3:12 - the man enters the store. The clock in the store shows its about 4:15
3:13 - the man is staggering down an isle near cans of Chef Boy R Dee.
3:14 - the man appears to be looking to steal something while he walks around rubbing his eyes and nose and clearing his throat.
3:25 - the man rubs around his mouth and clears his throat in on the side of his closed fist.
3:28 - the man scratches his back with his left hand
3:35 - the man takes notice of two other men in the store talking.
3:36 - the man rubs his nose
3:44 - the man rubs his nose
3:50 - the man looks suspiciously at the other two men in the store.
4:08 - the man is suddenly outside of the store next to his car as the other two men drive away in their car.
4:10 - there is nothing in the mans hand. He appears to have left empty-handed.

And that's the exciting part.

I lasted another 16 minutes of predictable events and less than exciting scenes and dialog before tuning it off.
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WALTReviewed in the United States on July 27, 2021
5.0 out of 5 stars
WHAT A THRILLING MURDER MYSTERY FILM
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FIRST, NO SPOILERS, AND IF YOU ENJOY THE GREAT TOM SIZEMORE, WHAT A WONDERFUL MOVIE. ADAPTED FROM A MAX ALLAN COLLINS
SHORT STORY, THIS CONCISE, SUBLIME MYSTERY IS ABOUT AS VISCERAL AND SUCCINCT AS YOU CAN FIND. SIZEMORE, I.E. JACK, IS A PAID
ASSASSIN, GIVEN A CONTRACT FOR A MILLION DOLLARS ON A WOMAN, FOR WHOM HE FALLS IN LOVE. NOT REALIZING THIS EMOTION AT
FIRST, HE PURSUES HIS INITIAL PLAN. AS THE TEXTURE OF THE PLOT PROGRESSES, HE FINDS, AFTER A LIFE OF SOLITUDE, THAT HE HAS
STRONG FEELINGS FOR THIS WOMAN, PLAYED BY A FABULOUS ACTRESS. HE TURNS AGAINST HIS EMPLOYER AND .....THE GAME IS ON........
I DO NOT REMEMBER MR. SIZEMORE DOING A MORE SERIOUS, AND SHAKESPEAREAN DRAMATIC ROLE. AS THE DENOUEMENT ARRIVES,
I.E. UNRAVELING, THE FINALE IS BREATHTAKING AND OPEN ENDED. IT IS A NEW 2021 FILM, HOT OFF THE PRESSES. PHENOMENAL.
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Michael S.Reviewed in the United States on August 1, 2021
4.0 out of 5 stars
Good to See Tom Sizemore back in the mix!
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Tom Sizemore is a tremendous actor who not unlike others in his industry gave in vain his hard earned career over to drugs. I think he deserves to get his A-list roles back. Hopefully he can stay clean and show those Hollywood hypocrites he can and should get cast back info the level he earned. This movie, Tom does a great job overall despite the role and film being sophomore in nature for his acting levels. If you are a Tom Sizemore fan like me, support him watching even these "C" level movies to help him regain his career.
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Eddie B.Reviewed in the United States on July 27, 2021
2.0 out of 5 stars
Speaking of lullaby
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In trying too hard to be a cerebral, slow-burn film, this attempt comes off a bit short. It doesn't have the greatest script, which leaves the interactions between Sizemore and Alexander a bit stunted and awkward. And as great an actor as Sizemore is, he doesn't seem to have the gravitas to pull off this role. Or maybe he just didn't have his whole heart in this project. Anyway, two stars for the effort, but there are better things to watch instead.
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Todd M.Reviewed in the United States on November 20, 2021
4.0 out of 5 stars
Tom Sizemore saves this one.
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If it wasn’t for Tom this one would have been a major disappointment because the only other main character lacked much depth and failed to draw us into her plight so we didn’t care much about what happened to her. The fact that Tom did care is what made for a cohesive movie that stuck to a tight script and he was dead serious in what he was doing which made it all the more believable. It was much better than we anticipated and held our interest throughout… which is no small achievement anymore. Add in a few plot twists and it just made it all the better though Sasha was a weak link throughout.
Dave WildeReviewed in the United States on September 9, 2014
3.0 out of 5 stars
Enjoyable Movie Version of Last Quarry
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“The Last Lullaby” is a ninety-three minute movie version of Max Allan Collins’ “The Last Quarry,” although in the movie version the protagonist goes by the name Price, not Quarry. Very rarely do books translate well onto the big screen. The adaptations often lack the depth and history that comes out in a narrative. Other times, the movie makers change major details to show off their creativity (e.g. John Carter of Mars, Dead Calm). This movie is fairly faithful to the book. In most places, things that are different in the movie appear to be left out only to squeeze the book into the ninety-three minute length.

Having read all the Quarry books, including the “Last Quarry,” I knew the background and details going on, but am not sure that someone unfamiliar with the novels will appreciate it in the same way and it might feel disjointed to the new viewer. Some of the humor in the novel such as the relationship between the two hoods that kidnap the first sister is missing from the movie.

The low-budget film is stark. With the exception of a few gun battle scenes, the movie is not loud or obnoxious. You can feel Tom Sizemore snarling in his role as the assassin and he is confused by his latest assignment: killing a small-town librarian. Although the connection between the killer and his target is obvious in the movie, it lacked the sexiness and the sizzle and the passion found in their relationship in the book.

All in all, I enjoyed this big-screen adaptation of the Last Quarry, but my expectations for what it would be may have been too high.
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