Last Looks

Alistair Pinch played by (Mel Gibson) is an eccentric actor who spends his days drunk on the set of his TV show. When Pinch’s wife is found dead, he becomes the prime suspect.


To prove his innocence in the matter, Alistair convinces Charlie Waldo, a former detective who had left the police force to live a solitary and simple life away from the public eyes after a case went south.


Now at first, I thought this would be another mystery murder case film with a few twists and cliché storytelling but what I never anticipated was how funny and gripping the whole situation would turn out. “Last Looks” is a spectacular gem to watch, let alone the incredible cast on it.


The first thing that caught my attention was the love Waldo had for his bicycle, I swear I’ve seen a lot of people with their bicycles but never have I seen a man whose love for his means of transportation to such a degree, the director’s decision to keep reiterating Waldo and his bicycle was a brilliant choice in my opinion.


I’m more surprised that they didn’t include the bicycle on the poster as it has been everywhere, it’s been in a car, been on a bus and it’s even been held hostage at the police station lol… Then when you just about think you’ve seen it all, Waldo meets the gang-affiliated Don Q who wants to kill Waldo for a USB that has a poem on it, not criminal accounts or secrets but a literal poem. The amount of humor of this film has no bounds and I loved it.


Though I wish we could have seen more of the beautiful Morena Baccarin during the film, she only appears a few times in the film, in the beginning as the one who tries to include Waldo in the case and at the end of the film when it’s revealed she hadn’t died from the burning car.


The case itself was no walk in the park to solve and it’s quite unbelievable how Waldo had been picking up on all the missing pieces without you as the audience even realizing it. I will admit my finger was on the wrong suspect however the real culprit was right in front of us the whole time, cheering us on to solve this case with great urgency, wow.


This film will certainly take most people by surprise for how good it is, it might even fly under the radar for the majority but I recommend this film for a night out or for those who prefer watching it at home. 


Before I leave, I would like to applaud Jacob Scipio for his captivating acting in this movie, the actor made it seem so effortless which had me loving the character even though he wanted to kill our main protagonist but ended up helping him instead. I never really appreciated him on “Bad Boys 3” however this time he performed remarkably, I’ll be keeping an eye on his future movies.


And if anyone were to tell me again that a beard doesn’t make much of a difference to anyone’s appearance, I would recommend them to watch this film, Charlie Hunnam without a beard looks so young and clean it perplexed me at first, perhaps since I have no beard of my own lol… though I’ve always wanted it.


Hope you have a wonderful weekend ahead.


Thanks for reading…
Director - Tim Kirkby

“We cannot wait to work with the film’s amazing cast who will take audiences through this unique 'whodunit’ adventure.”

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 becomes the prime suspect.
Charlie Hunnam
Mel Gibson
Morena Baccarin
Lucy Fry
Rupert Friend
Jacob Scipio

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