Last Looks (2021)
November 17, 2022 1:13 PM - Subscribe

Charlie Waldo is 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.

Starring Charlie Hunnam, Morena Baccarin, Clancy Brown, Rupert Friend, Lucy Fry, Dominic Monaghan, Method Man, Robin Givens, and some old Aussie guy.

Directed by Tim Kirkby. Written by Howard Michael Gould.

67% fresh on Rotten Tomatoes.

Currently streaming in the US on AMC Plus. Also available for digital rental in the US on multiple outlets. JustWatch listing.
posted by DirtyOldTown (2 comments total)
I watched this and I liked it! Of course it's silly (and thankfully doesn't take itself seriously), but sometimes it's just what you need.

I found the whole premise a nice fresh take on the "weary detective gets pulled back" trope. I like Waldo as a character, although I haven't read the books. I was hoping this would turn into a series of movies, but I think it hasn't made enough money.

It's too bad they cast that Aussie guy, ugh. Is maybe that why it went almost straight to streaming?

Another sticking point for me is the ending. I've been able to successfully suspend my disbelief for the whole movie except the ending. It just felt rushed and glossed over. I wish they did it better, as this way it brought down my overall enjoyment of the movie.
posted by gakiko at 1:27 PM on November 17, 2022

I think it got dumped because it wasn't high profile enough for the studio to hold it for better conditions in theaters.
posted by DirtyOldTown at 1:42 PM on November 17, 2022

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