The Last Resort: Rotten Tomatoes Reviews
In 70 short minutes, directors Dennis Scholl and Kareem Tabsch skillfully pack their Miami Beach-centric documentary, “The Last Resort,” with a wealth of visual, emotional, social, cultural and historical significance. —Gary Goldstein, Los Angeles Times
Sweet’s work is a time capsule of a bygone era, preserved in glorious, saturated technicolor. He was the master of the unexpected composition, and in that sense, “The Last Resort” is a fitting tribute.
—Jude Dry, indieWire
This affectionate, thoughtful and hugely entertaining movie begins as a documentary about the Jewish snowbirds who settled in South Beach in the 1950s and 60s. Then it evolves into something darker and more complicated than sunny nostalgia.
—Rene Rodriguez, Miami Herald
The cultural transformation and re-transformation of Miami Beach (specifically its southern tip, South Beach) is a story that’s fascinating, poignant, garish and, in some ways, befuddling.
—Glenn Kenny, New York Times
The Last Resort resurrects Miami as an artistic muse, bringing together authors, artists, and filmmakers who grew up in Miami of the 1970s, and listens to them as they recount their childhoods and the art it has inspired.
—Bedatri D. Choudhury, Hyperallergic