The Last Castle
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Robert Redford stars in this action drama as General Irwin, a respected three-star tactician whose career ends in disgrace when he's court-martialed and sent to The Castle, a maximum security military prison. Irwin quickly butts heads with the facility's autocratic warden, Colonel Winter (James Gandolfini), who runs his command with an iron fist, even killing prisoners when he deems it necessary. Irwin rallies his fellow convicts into a rag-tag army and leads them in a revolt against Winter, an action that the warden is ready to repel by violent means. Mark Ruffalo, Robin Wright Penn,… 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
"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
"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,
"Lurie's first attempt at a larger-scale production isn't entirely successful..."
‑ David Nusair, Reel Film Reviews
"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
"Devolves into a mundane warden-versus-inmate conclusion."
‑ Desson Thomson, Washington Post
"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, BBC
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