‘Last Duel’ Is a Major Misfire

Ridley Scott’s “The Last Duel” takes place in France of 1386, where two former friends, Sir Jean de Carrouges (Matt Damon) and Jacques Le Gris (Adam Driver), are about to fight to the death.

The reason: Carroughes’ wife, Marguerite (Jodie Comer), has accused Le Gris of rape.

The two are about to have the burliest death match ever seen, until the title card pops up, informing us that we will see this magnificent duel, but after flashing back, again and again, for nearly three hours, before we return to the film’s centerpiece.

A complex, troubling piece of work has been turned into a stilted, tedious film. The screenplay was adapted from Eric Jager’s acclaimed 2004 non-fiction book of the same name by no less than Nicole Holofcener (the writer/director of “Enough Said”)...

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Oct 18th 2021
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