The Last Duel

The Last Duel

The Last Duel

King Charles VI (Ben Affleck) declares that Knight Jean de Carrouges (Matt Damon) challenge his squire to a duel to settle a dispute in this period drama directed by Ridley Scott and co-starring Adam Driver and Jodie Comer (TV's Killing Eve). Affleck and Damon co-write with Nicole Holofcener (Can You Ever Forgive Me?).

2021Rating: MA15+, Strong themes, violence, sexual violence and coarse language153 minsUSA
Drama

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The Last Duel / Reviews

Hollywood Reporter

Hollywood Reporter

(The Last Duel) feels lopsided and unwieldy.

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The Guardian

The Guardian

By the time the film gets round to showing its hand as an episode of Medieval #MeToo, it has numbed us with so much flash and fustian that the heart of the story has almost been drowned.

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Independent

Independent

Ben Affleck and Matt Damon, writing as a pair for the first time since Good Will Hunting, present basic facts about contemporary gender politics as earth-shattering revelations...

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The New York Times

The New York Times

The story's action is visceral and relentless...

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The Telegraph

The Telegraph

Who else but Scott has the required vision and nerve, never mind the resources, to keep making films like this these days?

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USA Today

USA Today

The Last Duel has mixed results as a socially conscious drama, but as a hardcore period action film, it's brutally effective...

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The Globe and Mail

The Globe and Mail

As ambitious and memorable and impressively messy a storytelling experiment as major-studio films come these days.

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A.V. Club

A.V. Club

There's a power to this film's blunt era-crossing outrage.

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