Last Night in Soho
Reviews and ratings: 67 %
Description Last Night in Soho
Drama / Horror / Thriller. The Great Britain 2021, 116min. An aspiring fashion designer is mysteriously able to enter the 1960s where she encounters a dazzling wannabe singer. But the glamour is not all it appears to be and the dreams of the past start to crack and splinter into something darker.
- Mystery horror/drama film
- Time travelling (60’s)
- Music and fashion are a candy for your eyes and ears
- Second half of the movie derails and changes the initial mystery genre to a weak horror, that doesn’t really scare, but just haunts
Last Night in Soho Review
Beyond the initial themes, such as zealotry to the past and toxic men—there’s just not enough to carry the film. Wright doesn’t have anything to say about the sex industry, the casting couch or mental health beyond a surface-level understanding. Instead, he relies on cornball humor, copious blood and gore, and homages to far better films. Normally that’d be enough, and it has been in the past, but the tonality doesn’t quite square with the film’s heavy subjects this time. In fact, the twist ending won’t surprise many.
Ultimately, Ellie’s story feels incomplete, buried by the fashion of the film until the style can no longer carry it. Wright’s “Last Night in Soho” features a killer soundtrack and chic retro fashion by costume designer Odile Dicks-Mireaux, yet crumbles into a disappointing mound of boredom. Read full review…
Last Night in Soho review – a deliciously twisted journey back to London’s swinging past
Slasher fantasy and ghostly magic collide in Edgar Wright’s heady thriller about a fashion student who is mysteriously transported into the life of a 60s nightclub singer Read full review…
Nostalgia Is Risky in ‘Last Night in Soho,’ a Flawed but Deliciously Cinematic Thriller
Unlike Baz Luhrmann in Moulin Rouge!, Wright doesn’t try to cast a romantic halo over what was actually a pretty seedy scene. (The era’s greatest political scandal, the Profumo affair, involved London pimps selling the services of teenage girls to prominent citizens.) The director and his cowriter, Krysty Wilson-Cairns, make an earnest attempt to explore how the fantasy that empowers Eloise also entraps her. Ultimately, however, they fail to bring those themes to fruition, largely because the viewer never learns enough about Eloise’s mother to connect the dots between her and Sandie.
Growing more repetitive and thematically muddled as it goes, Last Night in Soho fails to stick the landing as a feminist psychological thriller. But as a diversion for hot summer nights, it’s more than worth any nostalgia lover’s time. Read full review…
Last Night In Soho Movie Review : A warped entertaining journey to 60s London
Full marks to Wright for pouring his heart into the film but it seems so obsessed he got with his own material that he overlooked the fault lines. The film begins on a great note but towards the climax turns into boredom. The film has loopholes and the foremost being that Eloise’s story has no conclusion. The sequence that features the film’s lone Black character dressed for Halloween is just bizarre. When judged against Wright’s earlier films, Last Night in Soho turns out pretty meek. Quentin Tarantino has now competition and there is every possibility that Edgar Wright might just usurp his place. The film has a killer soundtrack that keeps you invested. It’s primarily the fashion, art direction, the soundtrack and the performances that keep you going and the same cannot be said about the screenplay. What the film does, in the end, is that it leaves you meditative. Read full review…
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