A desperate father takes his ten year old son, Chook, on the run after committing a violent crime. As the two journey into the desert and an unknown future, their troubled relationship and the need to survive sees them battling the elements and each other. Chook eventually takes control and the choice he is forced to make has a devastating effect on both their lives. –Music Box Films
9/10 Australia has gone through a bit of a crime movie boom in recent years (Animal Kingdom, Snowtown Murders, etc.), and Last Ride definitely stands near the head of the pack. It's an evocative run-away movie, not unlike Badlands, that's able to communicate so much more through it majestic landscapes than it does in it's otherwise tired premise. I think we can all be thankful that Hugo Weaving can find time in his schedule to do modestly budgeted indie fare too, as he's simply brilliant as a career criminal father. An exceptional film, and perhaps a masterpiece.