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The Last Shift (2020)



Critic Consensus: The Last Shift doesn't quite reach the potential of its premise, however a powerful performance from Richard Jenkins makes it worth the watch.

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The Last Shift is an American story about two men struggling in the same town, while worlds apart. Stanley (Richard Jenkins), an aging fast-food worker, plans to call it quits after 38 years on the graveyard shift at Oscar's Chicken and Fish. His last weekend takes a turn while training his replacement, Jevon (Shane Paul McGhie), a talented but stalled young writer whose provocative politics keep landing him in trouble. These two who share little in common are brought together through circumstance. Stanley, a high school dropout who has watched life pass by his drive-through window, proudly details the nuances of the job. While Jevon, a columnist who's too smart to be flipping patties, contends their labor is being exploited. A flicker of camaraderie sparks during the long overnight hours in a quiet kitchen.

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Critic Reviews for The Last Shift

All Critics (36) | Top Critics (12)

It sort of ambles along with no great imprint until a sharpish left turn as Cohn tries to transform his small-town drama into something far greater.

March 4, 2021 | Rating: 2/5 | Full Review…

Trying to get a spark from a damp match is a lot harder than holding a flame to dry kindling.

September 25, 2020 | Full Review…

It's another tour de force performance from Jenkins, in the same week as his headturning performance as the pater familias of a clan of grifters in Kajillionaire.

September 24, 2020 | Rating: 3.5/5 | Full Review…

It's a low-key rest-stop story that appreciates life's banalities and the struggles of ordinary people.

September 24, 2020 | Rating: 3/4 | Full Review…

So far, so good in the mismatched maybe-eventual-buddy-comedy department. But the movie... wants a deeper dimension.

September 24, 2020 | Full Review…

The Last Shift is not nearly as challenging a production, both for Jenkins and audiences, but it is highly watchable.

September 22, 2020 | Rating: 3/4 | Full Review…

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