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9 Ratings

The Last Rites of Joe May

Directed by Joe Maggio
United States, 2010


Small-time Chicago hustler Joe May always felt like a great destiny awaited him, but with his health ailing and his age advancing, he’s never looked more like a bum. Broke and evicted, he’s taken in by a troubled young mother and daughter, in whom he finds one last shot to be a hero.

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The Last Rites of Joe May Directed by Joe Maggio

Critics reviews

[Farina’s] real-life experience prevented him from hyping the potential threat his characters posed, allowing his natural gravity from having walked in those shoes do the talking for him. At the same time, he found something individual in each of them and understood the delusions and vulnerabilities that might drive a man to choose a tough-guy profession. I became startlingly aware of just how great an actor he had become after watching one of his last films, The Last Rites of Joe May.
February 12, 2016
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