Last Cab to Darwin

Last Cab to Darwin

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Last Cab to Darwin

When lonely taxi driver Rex (Michael Caton, The Castle) is informed he doesn’t have long to live, he embarks on a colossal drive through the outback, from Broken Hill to Darwin in this Australian true-story drama. Rex's trip to Northern Territory is to take advantage of that state's short-lived euthanasia laws in 1996. Co-stars Academy Award-nominee Jacki Weaver (Animal Kingdom). Last Cab began life as a stageplay by Reg Cribb.

2015Rating: M, Coarse language and mature themes124 minsAustralia
DramaTrue Story & Biography
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Reviews & comments

Pulls the heart strings

I found this a very powerful movie, very well done.

5.0
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It is a long drive to Darwin

So much of Australia was captured in this movie. Seeing the rugged beauty of the towns and places on the Stuart Highway were just like being there. A good reminder that we can find inspiration in unlikely places.

5.0
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Moving movie

Serious subject handled well by great actors - some laughs along with very moving moments. Included a disturbing picture of Australians treatment of aborigines though.

4.0
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Last Cab to Darwin

With swearing aside, I enjoyed this movie. One could almost swelter in the intense heat of the day driving along those long stretches of dirt roads and highways with hardly a car in sight, I think this is where Rex's journey really begins. I am glad he made it home again too.

4.0
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Laugh and cry and be touched

Authentically Australian. A story of relationships, mateship and love as much as dealing with death. A wonderful movie and, if the language offends, don't go beyond the black stump. And, whoever suggested there was the token aboriginal failed to see how integral the aboriginal characters were to the story. That person does need to go past the stump to see...

5.0
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Variety

Variety

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It's not so much the destination but the physical and emotional journey embarked on in this thoughtful, culturally authentic road trip.

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Urban Cinefile

Urban Cinefile

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Well meaning and there is no shortage of heart, yet Jeremy Sims' film never quite delivers the warm package it intends.

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Sydney Morning Herald

Sydney Morning Herald

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Last Cab's real triumph is Caton's warmth and vulnerability as Rex discovers late in life what really matters.

4.0
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Stuff

Stuff

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An exceptionally warm, funny, touching and human film. Recommended.

4.0
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Hollywood Reporter

Hollywood Reporter

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The film shows little trace of its theatrical origins, not least because it consists of one ravishing shot of the blood-orange outback after another, and Sims wrings gentle pleasures from this most unlikely of subjects.

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FilmInk

FilmInk

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The film has good elements and decent performances, but just as the characters seem to mull over missed opportunities, we are left to feel the same way about the film.

0
Daily Telegraph

Daily Telegraph

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A crowd-pleasing road movie that’s pleasant on the eye.

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Variety

Variety

press

It's not so much the destination but the physical and emotional journey embarked on in this thoughtful, culturally authentic road trip.

0
Urban Cinefile

Urban Cinefile

press

Well meaning and there is no shortage of heart, yet Jeremy Sims' film never quite delivers the warm package it intends.

0
Sydney Morning Herald

Sydney Morning Herald

press

Last Cab's real triumph is Caton's warmth and vulnerability as Rex discovers late in life what really matters.

4.0
0
Stuff

Stuff

press

An exceptionally warm, funny, touching and human film. Recommended.

4.0
0
Hollywood Reporter

Hollywood Reporter

press

The film shows little trace of its theatrical origins, not least because it consists of one ravishing shot of the blood-orange outback after another, and Sims wrings gentle pleasures from this most unlikely of subjects.

0
FilmInk

FilmInk

press

The film has good elements and decent performances, but just as the characters seem to mull over missed opportunities, we are left to feel the same way about the film.

0
Daily Telegraph

Daily Telegraph

press

A crowd-pleasing road movie that’s pleasant on the eye.

0

Pulls the heart strings

I found this a very powerful movie, very well done.

5.0
0

It is a long drive to Darwin

So much of Australia was captured in this movie. Seeing the rugged beauty of the towns and places on the Stuart Highway were just like being there. A good reminder that we can find inspiration in unlikely places.

5.0
0

Moving movie

Serious subject handled well by great actors - some laughs along with very moving moments. Included a disturbing picture of Australians treatment of aborigines though.

4.0
0

Last Cab to Darwin

With swearing aside, I enjoyed this movie. One could almost swelter in the intense heat of the day driving along those long stretches of dirt roads and highways with hardly a car in sight, I think this is where Rex's journey really begins. I am glad he made it home again too.

4.0
0

Laugh and cry and be touched

Authentically Australian. A story of relationships, mateship and love as much as dealing with death. A wonderful movie and, if the language offends, don't go beyond the black stump. And, whoever suggested there was the token aboriginal failed to see how integral the aboriginal characters were to the story. That person does need to go past the stump to...

5.0
0