“Dee Rees‘ adaptation of Joan Didion‘s novel is an incomprehensible slog that serves as an embarrassment for everyone involved.” — Collider‘s Matt Goldberg, filed on 1.28.
“An incoherent mess of the highest order. Rees is in over her head here with her narrative. Is it her fault? Not entirely. Some of the tracking shots she produces in this film are fantastic. No, the film’s flaws have actually more to do with the screenplay and editing, which isolate the viewer in trying to follow the Byzantine plot. The Last Thing He Wanted will be quickly forgotten after it premieres on Netflix February 3rd.” — World of Reel‘s Jordan Ruimy, ditto.