The Last of Sheila
An all-star cast headlines this witty mystery-thriller about a movie producer who invites six friends to a cruise aboard his yacht.
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- Rated: PG
- Run Time: 1 hours, 59 minutes
- Video: Color
- Encoding: Region 0 (Worldwide)
- Released: September 6, 2012
- Originally Released: 1973
- Label: Warner Archive Collection (MOD)
Performers, Cast and Crew:
|Starring||James Coburn, Richard Benjamin, Dyan Cannon, Joan Hackett, James Mason, Ian McShane & Raquel Welch|
|Directed by||Herbert Ross|
|Screenwriting by||Stephen Sondheim & Anthony Perkins|
|Composition by||Billy Goldenberg|
|Produced by||Herbert Ross|
|Director of Photography:||Gerry Turpin|
|Executive Production by||Stanley O'Toole|
Rating: 3.5/4 -- A devilishly complicated thriller of superior class. Full Review
Rating: 4/5 -- Great who-done-it.
Your Movies (cleveland.com)
Rating: 3/4 -- The Last of Sheila is so intricately scripted that Sondheim and Perkins actually drop clues throughout the film that can be picked up by attentive viewers. Full Review
Rating: C+ -- Campy gamer thriller that wasn't as much fun as it pretended to be. Full Review
Ozus' World Movie Reviews
Rating: 4/5 -- A witty and urbane jigsaw puzzle of a murder mystery for those who love surprises.
Journal and Courier (Lafayette, IN)
Director Herbert Ross keeps the pace lively, but he never really brings off any breathtaking touches that might have elevated the film into something more than a mildly interesting addition to the mystery genre. Full Review
Los Angeles Free Press
Rating: 6/10 -- A bit chilly: the writers were so busy making sure the mystery was structurally airtight that they missed out on crafting rich, deep characters. Full Review
Antagony & Ecstasy
Description by OLDIES.com:
An all-star cast headlines this witty mystery-thriller about a movie producer who invites six friends to a cruise aboard his yacht, the "Sheila," named after his late wife who died in an unsolved hit-and-run accident a year ago that day. As the ship sets sail, those aboard begin to realize that their host has more than innocent parlor games in mind as he pits each against the other, taunting them with the knowledge that his wife's killer is among them.