The Last of Sheila

1973

Crime / Drama / Mystery

79
Rotten Tomatoes Critics - Certified Fresh 87%
Rotten Tomatoes Audience - Upright 85%
IMDb Rating 7.3 10 5

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James Mason as Philip
Yvonne Romain as Sheila
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120 min
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Movie Reviews

Reviewed by bkoganbing 8 / 10 / 10

Parlor Games At Sea

Sheila, the wife of James Coburn, was rundown in a hit and run accident that no one stepped up to the plate to claim responsibility for. Never mind, Coburn's pretty sure he knows who did the awful deed. As Coburn is a wealthy and eccentric producer and his suspects are all movie people, he invites the six of them on to his yacht which is in the south of France and the six, James Mason, Dyan Cannon,Raquel Welch, Ian McShane, Joan Hackett, and Richard Benjamin all jump and dance like puppets on a string. Of course that's not all the jumping and dancing they do. As part of the weekend Coburn suggests an elaborate parlor game which involves them getting an envelope with a card accusing the addressee of a past crime or indiscretion. And they are given clues as to where the proof of same might lie. Watching The Last Of Sheila I kept thinking what a craven bunch this crowd is. All this so that Coburn will use them in his next project. But when after two hunts, Coburn winds up dead we've got a real mystery to solve. A couple of guys known for their creativity in different artistic fields, Stephen Sondheim and Anthony Perkins, wrote a very witty and sophisticated screenplay. I'm surprised Perkins didn't cast himself in one of the roles, but the cast performs well. If you think you see traces of Agatha Christie, I'm bound to definitely agree with you. No hints, but a tease. One guest gets murdered, one does the deeds, and one puts it all together. If you care to find out who's who, I recommend watching The Last Of Sheila and keep attuned to the dialog lest you miss a good line.

Reviewed by SnoopyStyle 9 / 10 / 10

didn't like the characters

It's a year after Sheila Green's death from a hit-and-run accident. Her wealthy husband Clinton (James Coburn) invites a group of friends to his yacht, Sheila. He gives them a game to play. Each person is given a secret and they're given clues one after another to uncover one player's secret. This is an old-fashion whodunnit mystery. This is Agatha Christie without Agatha Christie. I find it hard to connect with any of the characters. There is no real protagonist. Maybe Richard Benjamin is the lead but I don't like his character. I don't like any of the characters and it becomes a chore to follow most of them. I don't care that much about the outcome. For mystery puzzle lovers, this may be an interesting game.

Reviewed by Sleepin_Dragon 9 / 10 / 10

A forgotten gem.

The Last of Sheila is a totally engaging, intriguing, and all round entertaining whodunit, it features some wonderful actors, beautiful locations around the French Riviera, and a truly memorable ending. The setup is such a clever one, the plot is really rather intricate. What surprises me most is just how intensely dark it is, if you watch closely you'll see some rather bleak clues, darker then it appears on the surface. Plenty of beautiful people, Dyan Cannon, Raquel Welch and Richard Benjamin, but the acting all round is excellent. Some witty lines, all well delivered. It is very much of its time. Cleverly done, a favourite. 9/10

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