Last Looks (2021)
Director: Tim Kirkby
Screenplay: Howard Michael Gould based on this novel Last Looks
Stars: Charlie Hunnam, Mel Gibson, Lucy Fry, Clancy Brown, Robin Givens, CC Castillo, Method Man, Dominic Monaghan, Paul Ben-Victor and Josh McDermitt
Tagline: This city is a bad place to be a good guy.
Charlie Waldo (Hunnam) is an ex-cop who has withdrawn from society. He lives a quiet life in a trailer outside the city. All of that changes when he is convinced to look into the murder of a Alastair Pinch’s wife. Pinch (Gibson) is a an arrogant, alcoholic, but extremely popular tv star. Pinch is also the prime suspect in his wife’s murder. He claims he was blackout drunk when she was killed.
Thoughts (beware of spoilers)…
Last Looks has a great cast with Gibson and Hunnam leading the way. Although Hunnam gets top billing, Gibson steals the show with his take on Alastair Pinch. It’s fun to see see Clancy Brown, Dominic Monagham and Josh McDermitt show up as well.
Last Looks has the feel of a quirky detective show from the 1970s or 80s. You know the shows where the “guest star” gets the flashy part and there’s plenty of interesting characters along the way. I enjoyed Last Looks and could see it producing a sequel if the box office would support it.
Last Looks earns 4 of 5 stars.