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Based on 23 Reviews
critic reviews (10)
fan reviews ( 1 )
  • 90
    Peter Travers Rolling Stone

    A uniquely hypnotic and haunting love story sparked by Nicolas Cage and Elisabeth Shue at their career best. show more

  • 75
    Mick LaSalle San Francisco Chronicle

    Cage's great performance is matched by Shue, who becomes the focus by the middle of the picture. show more

  • 75
    Mike Clark USA Today

    Deliberately downbeat, it's best as a two-person character study, stumbling a bit whenever it extends its parameters. show more

  • 88
    Mr. Showbiz

    Leaving Las Vegas may not be a top choice for an upbeat outing, but there's something oddly poetic about the simplicity of Ben's mission and Sera's acceptance of it. show more

  • 100
    Roger Ebert Chicago Sun-Times

    Cage and Shue make these cliches into unforgettable people. show more

  • 100
    Rick Groen The Globe and Mail (Toronto)

    At best, Leaving Las Vegas is pure alchemy -- it makes of flawed humanity a hymn, and of forlorn hope a beacon. show more

  • 88
    Michael Wilmington Chicago Tribune

    I don't see how you can get away from calling Cage’s performance a great one. [10 November 1995, Friday, p.C] show more

  • 88
    James Berardinelli ReelViews

    Draws its audience along a rarely-traveled path whose scope can only be fully appreciated in the silence of the aftermath. show more

  • 63
    G. Allen Johnson San Francisco Examiner

    Nicolas Cage gives one of the best performances of his strange, courageous career. show more

  • 60
    TV Guide

    Leaving Las Vegas is special. A courageous plane wreck of character study. show more

  • June 29, 2010 mommiefor3
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    I loved the movie! Its was tragic and sad, yet it made you want to keep watching in hopes of a typical storybook well as to enjoy great performances by Nicolas Cage and Elisabeth Shue. GREAT, film!!!!

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