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      Last Rites

      R Released Nov 18, 1988 1 hr. 43 min. Action List
      Reviews 8% 100+ Ratings Audience Score After witnessing her lover being murdered by his jealous wife, Angela (Daphne Zuniga) seeks refuge in a church where she encounters a young priest named Michael (Tom Berenger), who gives her sanctuary. But the killing was not a simple act of passion, as the victim had ties to organized crime, and, surprisingly, so does Michael, whose father is a powerful don. When the priest finds himself falling in love with Angela, his religious vows and family ties are both severely tested. Read More Read Less

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      Audience Member It's one of those so bad but laughable movies, The odious all around acting, mixed with the awful writing. A perfect addition for a future episode of Mystery Science Theater 3000. Rated 0.5 out of 5 stars 02/19/23 Full Review william s Berenger was at the top of his game and on such a career roll but he took a break from that with this unbelievable thriller. Rated 0.5 out of 5 stars 03/31/23 Full Review Audience Member Donald Bellisario has been busy cranking out dull TV product for decades (the sleep-inducing "NCIS" series, etc.) Here, he tosses out, thankfully!, his only movie project ever. Let's all kiss the ground for that at least, okay! This is hilariously awful! It is packed with tons of bad New York stereotypes. It inexplicably features an Irish dude (Berenger) badly trying to pass for Italian. And, worst of all? The impossibly stick-thin Daphne Zuniga is playing Mexican? Really?! Man, this is bad, BAD, B-A-D! And, the "twists" at the end will leave you shaking your head and desperately trying not to laugh. But, you will laugh, and you will laugh hysterically! (did I mention this movie wasn't good?) Rated 0.5 out of 5 stars 02/15/23 Full Review Audience Member I like Tom Berenger and I like Daphne Zuniga, but this story about a priest helping to hide witness to a mob hit, and then falling in love with her, was just dumb and boring. Paul Dooley has a bit part, so that's always good and gave the film an extra half a star for me. Rated 1.5 out of 5 stars 01/31/23 Full Review alex k 1972's The Godfather Is My Fourth Favorite Film Of All Time. Rated 2 out of 5 stars 03/31/23 Full Review Audience Member Lame film with barely any imagination other than the fact that it is very laughable and cheap. Lets see, Tom Berenger plays a priest that has ties to the mob and meets a young girl on the run from a cheated woman. This woman fired two shots at her husband, one to castrate and the other to kill him while he was in "prime". They head down to Mexico, and guess what, the priest falling in love with this lady. Must not judge! I only caught the last quarter of the film and was not impressed. I will give this film another chance if it appears on TV. Rated 1 out of 5 stars 01/27/23 Full Review Read all reviews Post a rating

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      Roger Ebert Chicago Sun-Times This is it -- located at last and with only six weeks to spare -- the worst film of 1988. Rated: 0/4 Jan 1, 2000 Full Review Chuck O'Leary Fantastica Daily An idiotic thriller that becomes increasingly preposterous as it goes. Rated: 1/5 Jul 28, 2005 Full Review Read all reviews

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      Synopsis After witnessing her lover being murdered by his jealous wife, Angela (Daphne Zuniga) seeks refuge in a church where she encounters a young priest named Michael (Tom Berenger), who gives her sanctuary. But the killing was not a simple act of passion, as the victim had ties to organized crime, and, surprisingly, so does Michael, whose father is a powerful don. When the priest finds himself falling in love with Angela, his religious vows and family ties are both severely tested.
      Director
      Donald P. Bellisario
      Screenwriter
      Donald P. Bellisario
      Production Co
      Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer
      Rating
      R
      Genre
      Action
      Original Language
      English
      Release Date (Theaters)
      Nov 18, 1988, Limited
      Release Date (Streaming)
      Apr 29, 2017
      Box Office (Gross USA)
      $292.3K
      Sound Mix
      Surround
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