Last Cab to Darwin (2015) - Comedy, Drama, Romance

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When Rex, a Broken Hill cab driver, is told he doesn't have long to live, he sets out on an epic journey to Darwin in a bid to die on his own terms.

IMDB: 7.2
Director: Jeremy Sims
Stars: Michael Caton, Ningali Lawford
Length: 123 Minutes
PG Rating: N/A
Reviews: 10 out of 36 found boring (27.77%)

One-line Reviews (28)

Rex makes it to Darwin only to find medical and legal confusion, so things do not turn out as expected.

While it is an entertaining Aussie yarn, that's not its only purpose.

Boring drawn out politically correct attempted PR for Aussie tourism industry .

Ningali Lawford is quite breathtaking, as she drives her character Polly, moving so smoothly from harsh and angry via practical, warm, funny and heartbreaking, to tender, vulnerable and deeply loving.

Michael Caton is fine as Rex, and he deserves every accolade that has been thrown his way, but having watched his work for more than 35 years, I know that he can at times show a tendency to overplay, especially when the character is driven by deeply felt or complex intent; yet here he is restrained, almost underplaying at times, but always compelling and moving.

The only real drawbacks are that it is somewhat predictable and short.

The opening was kind of slow and dry, the cast was totally unfamiliar to me.

The scenery alone makes the film worth watching.

The story is very bare, the characters uninteresting, and there is very little writing that will keep you amused and/or interested.

Too long, too boring - Do not watch .

Beautifully photographed and capturing the visceral parts of the landscape and the terrain, 'Last Cab To Darwin' is not a perfect film, but an enjoyable and significant one, and a rewarding one for its leading actor.

7It was simply a pointless exercise.

Polly, Tilly, and Julie are all delightful and engaging.

The dialogue is barebones, the acting is .. well, decent, but the characters are bland.

His life is mundane: driving locals around town, drinking with his mates at the local pub and squabbling with his feisty aboriginal neighbour (Polly – Ningali Lawford).

Caton plays Rex a cabbie in Broken Hill, a mining town on the edge of the outback.

Deciding Euthanasia has more to offer than a slow death in Hospital, Rex decides to drive his Cab from Broken Hill to Darwin to die at the Keyboard of a Euthanasia machine.

Any time there seemed to be a cliché developing, it was spun into an important insight or revelation.

Contrived relationship between old white man and aboriginal woman.

It's very engaging and entertaining.

Missed the plot totally regarding that aspect but they made up for it in the characters who were all actually enjoyable and believable considering the weird script.

It started well, it it a speed bump and left me empty, angry.

It's way too long at over two hours and I was bored to death by the end, just hoping that it would finish.

Why did it simply take the viewer through a dull series of unfunny, unremarkable & stereotypical discussions, set-pieces and clichés ?

I highly recommend it.

Well worth watching.

The unwillingness to accept the fate the movie has bestow to the viewer at front is astonishing mind boggling they deserve their own Darwin award.

I'll grant you that i was mostly drawn in by the photography, as the film is very well shot; however, as others have pointed out, it fails to capture the beauty of the Australian landscape, instead choosing rather boring, mundane locations.