The Last Supper (1996) - Rotten Tomatoes

The Last Supper (1996)



Critic Consensus: It struggles to find a balance between its humor and its message, but The Last Supper's sharp script and well-chosen cast offer just enough nourishment for fans of black comedy.

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In this satirical, sophisticated black comedy, five graduate students gather every Sunday to engage in a political debate with a guest. After inviting an extreme right-winger to dinner, the group leader ends up killing the man. The five then decide to repeat the incident, thereby ridding society of such undesirables.

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Nora Dunn
as Sheriff Stanley
Jason Alexander
as Anti-Environmentalist
Charles Durning
as Rev. Hutchens
Mark Harmon
as Dominant Male
Ron Perlman
as Norman Arbuthnot
Bryn Erin
as Heather
Nick Sadler
as Homeless Basher
Dan Rosen
as Deputy Hartford
Amy Hill
as Illegal Alien Hater
Pamela Gien
as Illiterate Librarian
Rachel Chagall
as Abortion Activist
Amber Taylor
as Girl in Coffee Shop
Matt Cooper
as Jerk in Coffee Shop
Gil Segel
as Iowa Resident at Door
Carly Webb
as Young Jude
Larry Weinberg
as Businessman with White Socks
Steve Welch
as Tow Truck Guy
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Critic Reviews for The Last Supper

All Critics (35) | Top Critics (16)

This impressive debut feature by Stacy Title has its wobbly technical moments and one or two underdeveloped narrative strands, but it's brimful of provocative ideas and moral dilemmas as well as being extremely funny.

November 27, 2017 | Full Review…

Cynthia Roberts's film is poignant and courageous, but its curious status -- a film of a play that seems to want to be a documentary -- muffles its impact.

November 22, 2017 | Full Review…

There is some thought behind this broad humor.

August 16, 2017 | Rating: 3/4 | Full Review…

This sour, repetitive fare fails to feed our hunger for either laughter or enlightenment. It's all empty calories and reactionary chic.

June 10, 2010

As the body count gets higher, and the housemates begin to question their high-and-mighty purposes, the movie stumbles under its sophomoric moral weight.

June 10, 2010

This low-budgeter that "came out of nowhere" is a fresh, pungent tale about Right and Left--and Right and Left--in contempo American politics, well-acted by a gifted ensmeble, including the young Cameron Diaz.

August 26, 2006 | Rating: B
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Audience Reviews for The Last Supper


Tense and scary black comedy, with a really good message. Well done.

Lucas Martins
Lucas Martins

Super Reviewer


This is the reason why I hate politics. You welcome yourself into this shit, you become a killer even if you don't want to. The only part I enjoyed is the food. I must say those looked delicious smiley emoticons. And the ending was nice. Serves them right to act like a God.

Dead Angel
Dead Angel

Super Reviewer

Black comedy about students discussing current affairs with dinner guests, which leads to murder. Good cast, sees a young Cameron Diaz. Good plot and ending.

Candy Rose
Candy Rose

Super Reviewer

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