Who would have thought that Sharon Stone can actually act? As a death row
inmate in "Last Dance" , she is tough and yet scared. She is
not a sympathetic character and yet she evokes tender feelings. Rob Morrow
as an attorney from the Clemency Board who gets involved with her case -
and her - is not nearly as good.
As her execution draws near, the tension soars, to director Bruce Beresford's
credit. But to writers Ron Koslow and Steven Haft's shame, the ending does
not. But the "Last Dance's" biggest headache is that it comes
so quickly on the heels of "Dead Man Walking", and the American
public is only ready for so many tales of redemption. Rated R.