- Harsher in Hindsight: A film titled The Last Movie who becomes a Creator Killer. Hum...
- Hilarious in Hindsight: The film within the film which was "directed" by Samuel Fuller was about Pat Garrett and Billy the Kid. The other Sam, Peckinpah, directed Pat Garrett and Billy the Kid. Both movies star Kris Kristofferson.
- Protection from Editors: The book The Fifty Worst Films of All Time (and How They Got That Way) recounts the film's production in some detail, saying that the studio was so eager to cash in on the youth market following the success of Easy Rider that they gave Dennis Hopper carte blanche and they were horrified with the results.
- Vindicated by History: While he had disparaged the film in the past, Dennis Hopper said it was ahead of its time, and only now had audiences and critics started to understand his artistic vision. In 2006, Hopper told Playboy that he had re-acquired the rights to the film and was planning a DVD release. Hopper did not realize his plans to release the film on DVD before his death in May 2010. On August 16, 2018, Arbelos Films, Vidiots & American Cinematheque hosted the Los Angeles 4K restoration premiere at Sid Grauman's Egyptian Theater in Hollywood, California. A Blu-ray of the film was announced for release on November 13, 2018. Even contemporary reviews that criticize the film's chaotic approach deem it worth watching.
YMMV / The Last Movie