The Last Castle
The Last Castle (2001)

The Castle is an unlikely last stop in the brilliant career of three-star General Irwin. Court-martialed and stripped of his rank, Irwin has been sentenced to the maximum-security military prison, which is run with an iron fist by its… More

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Rated: R
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Release Date: March 5, 2002
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52%
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75%



Critic Score: 52% Rotten Tomatoes™ Critic Reviews

Consensus: The Last Castle is well acted and rousing for the most part, but the story can't stand up to close scrutiny.

Michael Atkinson
Village Voice

Bizarre, confused, sanctimonious manure.

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Emanuel Levy
EmanuelLevy.Com

A dull, borderline inept action-prison drama, in which lead star Robert Redford is totally wasted.

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James Rocchi
Netflix

Robert Redford's military prison drama contains cruel and unusual punishment -- for the audience.

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Stephanie Zacharek
Salon.com

The themes that ring out most loudly in the end -- some men are just born leaders; others do best if they just conform -- are numbingly retrograde.

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Pablo Villaca
Cinema em Cena

Os diálogos são ótimos, os dois antagonistas são bem desenhados e corretamente vividos por seus intérpretes, mas é uma pena que, nos últimos minutos, torne-se formulaico demais.

Joshua Tyler
CinemaBlend.com

The sap is only occassional, but the poignancy is muted.

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Desson Thomson
Washington Post

Devolves into a mundane warden-versus-inmate conclusion.

Tom Grealis
RTE Interactive (Dublin, Ireland)

After impressing with his debut, former film critic Lurie has destroyed all of his credibility in the space of two hours with this display of jaundiced jingoism.

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James Sanford
Kalamazoo Gazette

generates almost palpable heat when its protagonist and antagonist square off against each other.

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Flixster Audience Score: 75% Flixster User Reviews
Film Crazy
What a load of American drivel, an uninspired prison flick that bores and irritates the hell out of you!
Anthony Lawrie
Unremarkable. A good idea gone to waste as all the usual prison movie cliques take over. The ending is so over the top it turns from nice idea to complete… More
Red Lats
I usually like seeing movies where the underdog finds a way to triumph over the nasty villain, but this movie is a bit hard to take. In five minutes of movie… More
Dean McKenna
By refusing to follow orders, a highly respected army general causes the death of soliders under his command. As a result, he is sentenced to serve time in a… More
Dan Schultz
A flawed, if watchable drama concerning a former general (Robert Redford) who is sent to prison under the watch of a sadistic warden (James Gandolfini), and how… More
Al S
Spectacular entertainment. Robert Redford and James Gandolfini are magnificent. Tackeling their finest film roles yet. They make all the right moves and never… More

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