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: October 19, 2001
DVD Release Date: March 5, 2002
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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.

Rita Kempley
Washington Post

A heavy-handed military prison melodrama.

Emanuel Levy

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

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Stephanie Zacharek

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.

Moira MacDonald
Seattle Times

The Last Castle, while engrossing in parts, might have benefited from more pre-shooting talk about what makes an intriguing character -- and what makes a star performance.

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Pablo Villaça
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.

Desson Thomson
Washington Post

Devolves into a mundane warden-versus-inmate conclusion.

Mick LaSalle
San Francisco Chronicle

The Last Castle is not as simple as it looks, though its appeal is simple.

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Tom Grealis
RTÉ (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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Flixster Audience Score: 74% Flixster User Reviews
Kevin M. Williams
In a tightly controlled military prison things get tense between the by-the-book warden (James Gandolfini) and the new inmate, a battle hardened veteran… 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
Film Crazy
What a load of American drivel, an uninspired prison flick that bores and irritates the hell out of you!
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
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
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