The Last Black Man in San Francisco

audience Reviews

, 84% Audience Score
  • Rating: 4.5 out of 5 stars
    Through perfectly-chosen visuals, nuanced character beats, and omnipresent themes and ideas, The Last Black Man In San Francisco soars in its own enigmatic way. https://letterboxd.com/josephtomastik/film/the-last-black-man-in-san-francisco/
  • Rating: 2.5 out of 5 stars
    Gentrification and the myriad of social comments made don't make this an enjoyable film. It's beautifully filmed but often feels more like art or a labour of love than an accessible story for an alien audience to follow. Maybe there was great catharsis in making it, but there wasn't great enjoyment in watching it.
  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars
    This was one of the greatest movies of all time.
  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars
    One of the most emotionally resonant cinematic experiences of the decade. Joe Talbot confidently established himself as a filmmaking talent to keep an eye on, filling the lens with emmaculate framing and gorgeous symmetry. The plot is told with lovely panache and style, and yet its visual distinctions are never favored over strongly crafted storytelling, authentic dialogue, and raw, enthralling character development. All of this culminates in a finale that ends on a bittersweet note, one that simultaneously conveys melancholy and loneliness with hope and closure. Lead actor Jimmie Fails shines as himself in this film, which is a semi-biographical portrait of his life in the ever-changing city. The best performance, however, comes from Jonathan Majors, playing his long-time best friend Mont. The score for this film is beautiful and melodic, nicely complimenting the beautifully photographed setting of San Francisco, making the city feel as much of a character as any person in it. Overall, The Last Black Man in San Francisco is a richly rewarding and emotionally poignant cinematic art piece whose social consciousness, startling honesty, and powerful setup make it essential viewing for cinephiles and casual audiences alike.
  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars
    a brilliant cinematic experience with an emotional soundtrack and a provoking message about home, race, and the American dream
  • Rating: 3.5 out of 5 stars
    The Last Black Man in San Francisco is a beautiful love poem to the city and a story of how the living can haunt a house. This is towards the art cinema side of the spectrum but the narrative is straightforward (although I found "the play" a little over the top - not all will). The acting is top notch and the story is semi-autobiographical about the led performer. Its on amazon prime if you are looking for something a little different. It is also a great chance to see Jonathan Majors (before he plays Kang in the Marvel movies). 3 1/2 stars out of 5. (For a film this gorgeous ...the dull movie posters are a bit disappointing.)
  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars
    great movie, inspiring, original, moving...
  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars
    very good movie! original, current, moving...
  • Rating: 0.5 out of 5 stars
    waste of 2 hours. pretty obvious messaging but takes advantage of the chance you give it and looks promising. but goes absolutely no where.
  • Rating: 3.5 out of 5 stars
    Indie gem taps the sins and spirit of a city which shaped American culture then, now, and looks for answers on how to restore faith in humanity amidst cultural divides and capitalistic genocide.