'Last Night in Soho' Review: Is It Worth Watching?

Is this trip back in time to London in the '60s one that's worth watching, or is "Last Night in Soho" an outing to skip?

Jesse Conner

By Jesse Conner

Last Night in Soho Review: Is It Worth Watching?

© Focus Features / Courtesy Everett Collection

From time to time, we might think about the past and ask ourselves, "What it would have been like if I grew up back then?" At first, we might only think about all of the most alluring elements of those times. When you get caught up in everything that was great, you tend to overlook everything else that wasn't so great.

For an optimistic girl that's just moved to London in hopes of becoming a fashion designer, she idolizes London in the '60s where fashion was everything. But she also forgets the dark side of London. At that time, young hopefuls were being taken advantage of by powerful men. The heroine in this week's newest film "Last Night in Soho" gets her dream granted of experiencing the '60s firsthand. But at what cost? Before you watch the new flick, let us share our thoughts.

Reasons to Watch...

© Focus Features / Courtesy Everett Collection

© Focus Features / Courtesy Everett Collection

  • Thomasin McKenzie and Anya Taylor-Joy display a level of symmetry between their performances that's awe-inspiring. Their carefully choreographed movements are synchronized so perfectly that it's as if we're witnessing two actresses performing as one.
  • The incredible cinematography in this psychological thriller is the driving force behind the film's intensity.
  • The dramatic score coupled with vivid special effects heightens the level of panic and confusion in every pivotal scene so much so that you'll literally be sitting at the edge of your seat.
  • With such an abstract story, you'll be surprised at how many twists director Edgar Wright is able to sneak past you.

Or Not...

© Focus Features / Courtesy Everett Collection

© Focus Features / Courtesy Everett Collection

  • Due to the mysterious and indescribable nature of this film, it can be tough to identify what's real and what's fake.
  • The film is constantly shifting between the perspectives of the two leads actresses, so it can be hard to define what their exact relationship is. These characters seem to mirror each other at times. But they can move independently as well.
  • After carefully laying the groundwork for the characters and settings in the film, Wright throws the rule book out the window and the narrative loses any semblance of its structure.

Watch or Not?

After breaking down "Last Night in Soho," we think you should go watch it this weekend.

Edgar Wright has done it again! With the help of some absolutely outstanding performances from McKenzie and Taylor-Joy, "Last Night in Soho" is a mystery-filled masterpiece. Though some may be critical of how metaphysical the film can be, that's also what makes it so great. Wright has given us an original film that can't be put in any box. It's also a film that's guaranteed to deliver at least one moment where you'll say, "I didn't see that coming."

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Last Night in Soho


October 29, 2021

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Jesse Conner

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