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The Last Duel 2021

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100% believable representation of the hubris of men.

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This is a superb film... the story, the way it was told, the attention to detail, the acting and the action was all top notch. I really didn't think Ridley could do another historical drama differently to make it interesting but he's pulled another rabbit out of his magic hat and proved once again he works so hard and loves his job... 8.5/10

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An intense story with some amazing actors but the way the movie went, took too long for my liking and genuinely got too repetitive, amazing actors but just a little too slow for my liking, some people will enjoy this movie, honestly not for me.

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I have no idea what the point of this movie is. I’m sure there’s some woke muh-toxicmasculinity message in there…. And I’m gonna let you finish… But… Matt Damon’s mullet is the real MVP here.

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Brutal and intense but interesting and powerful

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Excellent movie. If you're one of the people saying it's boring because they show the same thing from three perspectives, you missed the whole point of the movie. Every perspective has a slightly different interpretation of what happened. The changes are very subtle, but are crucial to the overall story.

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Well…another new Ridley Scott’s movie with pretty fine even great cinematography and lack of interesting story..even boring.

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The third chapter and the duel itself were phenomenal.

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This movie is like me: it's not because it's old that it's interesting.

While Ben Affleck and (especially) Matt Damon are fortunately totally believable as French squires and knights in the Dark Ages, the based-on-a-true-story (and aren't we all?) is not the Me Too moment or thinks it is. The Last Duel is little more than a lavish reminder that women don't get happy endings.

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I didn’t need to see the movie from three different perspectives it’s just a way to drag out the movie. It was good to see the hairstylist from Joe Dirt finally get back to work. I see Dr. Facui was the technical advisor for all things medical keeping things 100% accurate. Great fight scene with Matt and Adam otherwise waste of time.

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Shout by Keldian
2021-12-08T02:34:59Z— updated 2021-12-10T10:27:37Z

Matt Damon is such a terrible choice for this role, I genuinely laughed several times.

While I think the subject matter is rather dull, this movie could have been done a lot better.

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A story about two men and a woman written by two men and a woman in which the feminine gaze prevails, the "truth" is assumed from the beginning, so the other "versions" seem somewhat unnecessary. But there is a perfection in the representation of a medieval society so masculinized that it's difficult to argue, and it has an extraordinary contribution in the very intelligent soundtrack by Harry Gregson-Williams.

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Really enjoyed the format of this one, the differing stories told from alternate points of view, all culminating in the titular Duel was a great narrative structure that kept me hooked from start to finish. Some will be put off by the clear message being put down here which is a shame. I've seen one or two comments already calling this "woke" because of the subject matter it tackles which is absurd. You can't highlight the oppression women experienced in the 1300's, or the faults in unchecked masculinity without being called "woke" these days? I digress. As a thought piece on the inherent problems of masculinity and the silencing of women, The Last Duel achieves in telling without pushing to preachy which is a very nuanced and difficult to pull off. Really great movie, just a shame it got snubbed by terrible marketing and horrific release timing. I hope Driver and Comer get some recognition at the upcoming awards season. They both did stellar jobs (as always).

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Another great film by Ridley Scott. I really liked how the story was told from three different perspectives. Also superb acting by the cast. Jodie Comer‘s performance was especially captivating.

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This movie doesn't have a story, it has an incident that runs for 2 hours and 30 mins

the way of showing the perspective of each one of the 3 characters felt repetitive and boring after a while

fight scenes were very bad and poorly choreographed.. close ups and unnecessary camera shakes

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men:tm:: the movie

aka nothing changed

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Another very good movie by Ridley Scott

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I think the idea is that her perspective is supposed to confirm the true nature of the event, which off course is what it is. Imagine the opposite, the story of a woman who lied about the rape. Just unimaginable today.
Still, even though I had little doubt about it, I still wanted to see her perspective to confirm. And confirmation I got. The need to see and finish her story makes me think the anticipation is what the movie was aiming for.

Apart from that maybe the movie tries to show how complicated these things can be sometimes. Small differences in perception could add up to a different story.

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Excellent performances throughout this historical true story. Despite being set in the past, of course, its themes are all too relevant.

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Slow start and nearly gave up, then got the different perspectives and really came together. Incredible how women were considered then, awful

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I never thought I would say this, but I have never see. A movie with such powerful acting from all the cast. When one of that cast is Ben Affleck…then wow!!

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Ridley Scott directs the Martian and Kylo Ren banging each other in the armor with pointy sticks while the female protagonists tries to say something about misoginy and toxic masculinity. Ben Affleck clearly didn't get the memo.

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"The truth does not matter."

I was not expecting the fight scenes to be so good but Ridley Scott knows how to visually captivate an audience. The way they went about telling the story caught me off guard and it was very interesting to see different points of view. Everyone was great but Jodie Comer is the standout here. I will always be greatful for being alive now and not then.

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When 1300s Matt Damon is beating a horse away from trying to mount a mare, screaming “NOT THIS STALLION”, that my friends is SUBTEXT

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Over 2 hours to watch what could have been shown in 30 minutes, disappointing and boring

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Nowdays we know NO means no, only YES means yes. In the old days women been treat as properly, it's hard to live alone without marriage (man), old society won't allow it even punish it. Imo the movie tell the story in a way make audience think of it, and that's good.

PS, why king looks so familiar?... Ahh! our boy from The End of the F***ing World, one of the way how modern love works, sweet

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Great story and attention to detail, but should have left much of the bloated run time on the cutting room floor. Twice I thought it had been restarted after seeing the same thing over and over again...

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I truly do not know what to say in review of this movie. As much as I think Matt Damon is an under appreciated actor, to think of him in a British project, as a 14th century French knight, felt like a bridge too far, so, I put off seeing this film. What finally lured me back to it was the rumours of acting awards for Jodie Comer. Even after seeing it, I’m ambivalent. Chapter 3 definitely showed Jodie Comers talent. I was definitely triggered by the lack of agency of a raped woman in that historical period (or any period of time, really) and that certainly raised the stakes and set the tension for “the last duel”. But, was it a good movie? Jodie’s performance was an 8 (great) but the first two chapters didn’t really engage me. I’m giving this film a 6 (fair) out of 10. [Historically Inspired Drama]

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i only liked the final fight... the rest i felt coming go and back go and back in a timelime not always clear

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The Last Duel

A wonderful film, with a very simple script, but beautifully directed. An incredible historical reconstruction. The 4 main actors were great, especially when you had to redo the same scene, but from a different point of view. And speaking of that, it's not at all redundant to see the same scenes 3 times, like the rape scene. Each reality has that little detail that Ridley Scott wants us to notice, the expressions, the dialogues, etc.
The final duel (not a spoiler, it appears in the first scene of the film), is breathtaking, incredible, exciting. I had anxiety in spades throughout the entire scene.

One flaw I found is Scott's forcing us to believe that Marguerite's is the truth, I would have preferred to leave it up to the viewer to decide which of the 3 versions to believe.

8/10

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Very good. Difficult scenes to watch, but masterfully portrayed. Excellent performances abound. 8.2.

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This was very average at best. The story might be interesting but the execution was poor. They show the same story from different vantage points but one of the problems is that instead of being interesting, sometimes they repeat the exact same thing several times with no new information which gets tiring real fast.

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What was with ALL the repeated scenes, they did nothing for the story-line other than to add an extra hours viewing time and also added confusion to it as well, totally pointless!

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It's like a 20 minutes story that we get to watch it 4 times from the view point of different people. Some might think it's an interesting movie or story, but for me it was boring and could be a short movie. However, I enjoyed the Chapter 1 of the movie and gets boring more after finishing each Chapter.

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The narrative style is not the only common thing between this and Rashomon. Rashomon also dealt with sexual violence told through 3 different perspectives . And it also had a duel which makes me wonder if Kurosawa was influenced by the actual incident.

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Just watch the last 20 minutes.

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After having sex with his wife, you can clearly see the outline of Matt Damon’s underwear under his nightshirt

Pretty sure they didn’t have briefs back then :)

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Wow. This... Whoa. Amazing movie. Truly stunning. I will never, ever watch it again because it hurts my soul.... but it's worth the watch. Also, I don't know if I should thank the 4K TV, HBO Max, or Ridley Scott, but thank you, thank you, THANK YOU for not making this period piece in the dark. I get so sick of adjusting my TV just so I can watch a movie. I didn't have to with this one! Whoo!!

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It's a simple story, and I believe Ridley Scott tried to think outside the box with this storytelling, but the end result isn't all that great. Nonetheless, 70 years ago, Korosawa won an Oscar for a film that made the same story type.
It's a little redundant to have to watch the story three times, and each review adds something new, but I think there should be a little more mystery about how things happen. I'd prefer that the truth of the story be kept hidden and open to interpretation.

The great actors involved in the story do an excellent job. The last duel's choreography is breathtaking.
The weapons, armour, and costumes, as well as the locations, are fantastic.

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What a boring, crap movie. No need to waste your time unless you want to hear the same boring story told 3 times in a row. Then it does end with a little excitement with the actual duel for about 5 minutes at the end. Not worth it though.

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Amazing performances all around, perfectly portrayed. Chops to the great Ridley Scott who's proven himself yet again, this was so much better than Raised By Wolves, my god that show was boring, but yeah focusing here, magnificent!

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Simple plot, but taken in nice drama. And you feel used to it, when you remember its the GLADIATOR director.

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of the best of Ridley Scott in recent years, either because of how he tells it, the 3 versions, or because of the actors

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Ben Affleck always has to make it about him, doesn't he?

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