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Parents' Guide to

Last Night in Soho

By Stefan Pape, Common Sense Media Reviewer

age 16+

Time traveling mystery drama has violence, language, sex.

Movie R 2021 116 minutes
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A Lot or a Little?

What you will—and won't—find in this movie.

Community Reviews

age 13+

Based on 6 parent reviews

age 16+

Fantastic twists and turns!! Top-notch storytelling!

I did not know what to expect and I continued on that train throughout this film. Although I noticed a few of the "clues" throughout the film I was still swept up in the film and enjoyed the mystery as it continued throughout the film. Solid actors proving their mettle as they drew me into their world. How does a young woman use her gifts to help those trapped under the brutal weight of patriarchy? With a lot of empathy, a lot of vinyl and an open heart. I love not knowing what to expect and this film had that in spades. Well-crafted story, top notch performances and painful repercussions from a world that is designed for your downfall.
age 10+

Good movie

Bit of sex, nothing graphic,

Is It Any Good?

Our review:
Parents say (6 ):
Kids say (17 ):

Edgar Wright has a very distinctive style and this time traveling coming-of-age mystery drama is straight out of his back catalog. Last Night in Soho is a movie that most certainly looks the part, with Wright having shot modern day London in a striking way, while the flashbacks to the city's "Swinging Sixties" is delectable viewing. The lighting and vibrancy makes for a film that cannot be faulted from a visual standpoint.

From a narrative one, however, it leaves much to be desired. It simply doesn't know when, or seemingly how, to end. The story just gets a little too ambitious and out of hand, losing sight of what made the first half so enjoyable: the characters. It truly is a movie of two halves. So while it does have an unsatisfying finale, thankfully the first act is so good that the experience of seeing the movie doesn't feel like a waste of time. What also helps, of course, is the fantastic soundtrack.

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