The Last Castle
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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 warden, Colonel Winter. Winter can't help but respect the once-legendary general, but it isn't long before that respect turns to resentment and then open hostility as Irwin continually confronts the warden on his methods. Setting out to break Irwin by whatever means necessary, the colonel's tactics only fuel Irwin's defiance and cause the other… More

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Rotten Tomatoes Score: 52%

Critic Reviews from Rotten Tomatoes

"Bizarre, confused, sanctimonious manure."
‑ Michael Atkinson, Village Voice
"A dull, borderline inept action-prison drama, in which lead star Robert Redford is totally wasted."
‑ Emanuel Levy, EmanuelLevy.Com
"Robert Redford's military prison drama contains cruel and unusual punishment -- for the audience."
‑ James Rocchi, Netflix
"The movie's poster advertises "a castle can only have one king". That may be true, but how come this "Last Castle" has so many jesters?"
‑ Frank Ochieng, Movie Eye
"Interesante alegoría sobre el valor de la libertad, entretenimiento de alto nivel y bien pensado"
‑ Jorge Avila Andrade, Moviola
"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."
‑ Stephanie Zacharek,
"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."
‑ Pablo Villaca, Cinema em Cena
"The sap is only occassional, but the poignancy is muted."
‑ Joshua Tyler,
"Serves as an intense drama, an intelligent thriller, and an intriguing character study wrapped into a solidly constructed package."
‑ Mark Dujsik, Mark Reviews Movies
"Not a serious prison flick, but director Lurie finds fresh ways to frame familiar situations, and pulls it off with enough tongue-in-cheek wit."
‑ Nev Pierce,
"Devolves into a mundane warden-versus-inmate conclusion."
‑ Desson Thomson, Washington Post
"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."
‑ Tom Grealis, RTE Interactive (Dublin, Ireland)
"generates almost palpable heat when its protagonist and antagonist square off against each other."
‑ James Sanford, Kalamazoo Gazette
"If I had a castle, I'd want General Irwin on my side."
‑ Kamal 'The Diva' Larsuel, 3BlackChicks Review
"It is not a realistic story at all and it is predictable and derivative."
‑ Robert Roten, Laramie Movie Scope
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