Last Kind Words
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There are a few plot holes but nothing too serious, and the locations are appropriately eerie without too much effort. This is not a fast-paced film so it would not be appreciated by the slice & dice crowd, but anyone that enjoys a decent ghost story will appreciate it. Worth seeing. 4 out of 5 stars.
I have to be honest: I had never heard of LAST KIND WORDS before I found it in my mailbox. But sometimes, that is the best way to watch a film...if you go into it with no prior knowledge, then you won't take any preconceived notions with you. That's exactly what I did with this film; I didn't even read the cover or the press release before I watched it. And I'm glad, too...this is an excellent film, and it was a nice surprise!
This film is striking on several levels. It is visually appealing, the acting is superb, and the story itself is riveting and original. You really can't ask for much more in a movie.
LAST KIND WORDS is shot very well, and I have to tip my hat to the cinematographer. There are many haunting shots in this film, and they add greatly to the suspense and the drama. I would even go so far as to say it is some of the best cinematography I've seen this year.
The film has a simplistic feel to it, which is as it should be for a rural Kentucky setting. But it also has a bleak and vivid sense to it as well; Eli's family life is less than desirable thanks to his father, and this enlivens the drama amidst the tension of the plot.
The story of LAST KIND WORDS is the true winner in the film for me, however. It is a unique ghost story of sorts, and it's final images will linger in your mind for a while after the credits roll. I particularly like how we, as the audience, realize things are not as they seem...but in a different manner than expected. This is very good storytelling.
If I were forced to find a negative with this film, I don't think I could. It looks great, it's made well, and it entertains. This is truly a fun and chilling film. It hits shelves next week, so make a note to give it a look.
When I saw this flick up for grabs on Netflix while I was trolling the "Popular on Netflix" queue a couple of weeks ago (I am not ashamed to admit I do this at least once a month), I added it on the off chance that some indie director had taken a crack at adapting a Tom Piccirilli novel to the screen, something that is way overdue. I did so even though I know that any film adaptation of Piccirilli's work would probably not even come close to the original, though I imagine the noir stuff like The Last Kind Words would be easier to adapt than the crazy Southern gothic stuff of his I like even better (A Choir of Ill Children is not only my favorite Piccirilli novel, it is one of my favorite books of all time). And I figured, hey, if it's not Piccirilli, and it's just another DTV picture, what's the most I've got to lose, an hour and a half of a work-from-home Tuesday when I could be watching another equally crappy DTV movie? I tell you all this to give you an idea of the mindset I was in when I hit play on Last Kind Words. I wasn't expecting much, and I hate to admit that as soon as I saw Brad Dourif, I was expecting even less. I love Brad Dourif, always have, but man, it is hard to get the stink of Fading of the Cries out of your head, you know? And so to say Last Kind Words blindsided me would be something of an understatement. But it does make this review quite a bit easier to write, because it gives me a point of comparison. I have a (very) short shelf of the DTV horror flicks that, for my money, should have gotten theatrical releases, because they're a damn sight better than pretty much any horror film that's been turned out by Hollywood in the past decade.Read more ›
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17-year-old Eli has moved with his parenets from the city to the backwoods of Kentucky to work on the depleted farm of his father’s boyhood friend, Waylon (Brad Douriff). Read morePublished 6 months ago by Tim Janson
Last Kind Words is a reflective, atmospheric film rich in character and drama. It is not a typical horror movie, and in fact horror fans attracted by the promotional art may be... Read morePublished 6 months ago by K. Jump
Another spooky movie to add t o my collection. Not much noticeability in the way of acting but, the effort was commendable,
however, did enjoy it overall.
it was horrible just awful and a waste of money regardless of how cheap it was be careful of what u purchasePublished on November 18, 2013 by juicey-fruit
Not so great if you want to be scared. It is kinda like Twilight meets Romeo and Juliet. That is all I have to say because saying anymore would be a spoiler.Published on October 19, 2013 by B. D. Pinnix
It's been said that when you get to the heart of evil, nothing is there. This movie is the cinematic equivalent for a ghost story: when you get to its heart, nothing is there. Read morePublished on September 11, 2013 by Hinkle Goldfarb
I was surprised at how moving this movie was. It's slow to progress but worth the wait at the end. Characters have depth and color. A love story/ ghost story combined. Read morePublished on August 26, 2013 by Amazon Customer
turned if off after the first 20 minutes it was so bad no plot just boring movie with bad effectsPublished on August 6, 2013 by naomi hanes