The Last Legion
The Last Legion (2007)

Co-adapted by Tom Butterworth and Jez Butterworth from Valerio Massimo Manfredi's best-selling historical adventure novel, Doug Lefler's period epic The Last Legion unfurls in 470 A.D., just prior to the fall of the colossal Roman… More

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Rated: PG-13
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Release Date: August 17, 2007
DVD Release Date: December 18, 2007
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Critic Score: 16% Rotten Tomatoes™ Critic Reviews

Consensus: With miscast leads and unoriginal, uninspired dialogue, The Last Legion pales in comparison to the recent cinematic epics it invokes.

Mark Bourne

There are, after all, aimed at young audiences plenty of movies more mean-spirited, indiscriminate and obnoxious than The Last Legion. But at the same time there are plenty that are, alas, less frustrating.

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Jack Mathews
New York Daily News

I have too much respect for Kingsley and Firth to believe they did this for anything other than the money, and to their credit, they give their best efforts.

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Anil Sinanan
Times (UK)

Paying scant attention to either historical accuracy or character complexity, the Xena: Warrior Princess director Lefler goes for a straightforward good versus evil plot with a predictable climactic battle.

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Jonathan Crocker
Time Out

Crudely mangling Arthurian legend into Roman history, this creaky swords 'n' sandals romper trundles forward like a hurriedly upholstered TV movie.

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John Anderson

Despite the occasional gleam of wit, very little is to be taken seriously -- not the story, not the acting and certainly not the history.

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Urban Cinefile

As the Roman Empire crumbles, undemanding escapist entertainment with wonderful production design and a cast.

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Lisa Schwarzbaum
Entertainment Weekly

Every once in a while, though, Firth's eyebrow hints, Can you believe I'm wearing this dorky leather breastplate?

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Wesley Morris
Boston Globe

The movie rarely feels fresh. Even an absurd cage-match like 300 cared enough to be both rousing and handsome. There's no fun to be had here.

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Wendy Ide
Times (UK)

No twist is too farfetched for this Dino De Laurentiis epic.

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Flixster Audience Score: 34% Flixster User Reviews
Phil Hubbs
Hmmm a cross breed here with a mix of historical fact ,or what we know, blended with your typical over the top action sillyness much like 'Prince of… More
Arash Xak
I think the main reason I watched this was Colin Firth well I think I made a mistake so did he, And Aishwarya Rai is annoying like always & her character in… More
paul sandberg
An interesting premiss, but too many inconsistencies and a mixing of some nice sets intertwinned with some horrible cgi. What starts out passably reasonable… More
Dean McKenna
Awesome epic battle in the untold beginning of the King Arthur legend about a 12-year-old boy, who is the last emperor, is protected by a general, wizard and… More
Lewis C.
The Last Legion just didn't click with me. It lacked the crucial sense of "epic-ness" that movies of this ilk need. The cast was unexciting, the… More
Bruce Bruce
One of The Best Sword And Stone Movies Out there. Everything was Excellent. I can Smell a Sequal, Sword in the STone or King Arthur. A great addition tyo any… More