In Last Ride, a desperate father takes his ten year old son, Chook, on the run after committing a violent crime. As the two journey into the desert and an unknown future, their troubled relationship and the need to survive sees them battling the elements and each other. Chook eventually takes control, and the choice he is forced to make has a devastating effect on both their lives.
- Glendyn Ivin
- Hugo Weaving, Tom Russell, Anita Hegh, John Brumpton
Mr. Ivin doesn't have a strong narrative line to play with or become distracted by, but he takes off on some lovely detours, whether he's narrowing in on Chook or going wide to take in the world that waits beyond.Manohla Dargis, New York Times, 07.05.2012
First-time director Ivin makes a smooth transition to the broader canvas of features.Russell Edwards, Variety, 07.06.2012
Ivin conveys both facts and emotions with efficient brushstrokes (a spied glance, an offhand comment) that are matched by an understated, evocative lyricism.Nick Schager, Village Voice, 07.03.2012
Weaving, best known for The Matrix and the Lord of the Rings trilogies, brings subtlety and poignance to the hoodlum's mercurial character.Mark Jenkins, NPR, 07.05.2012