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Neil Middlemiss

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The Last Duel represents a filmmaker in command of his craft, actors offering commanding performances, and uncompromising and strong production values. Filmed during the difficult and uncertain early months of the global pandemic, it went through exceedingly difficult circumstances just to finish filming only to find the conditions of theatrical exhibition changed and uncertain, too, and audiences stayed away. The film’s box office failure, though, is no indicator of its quality. The theatrical landscape may have changed, irrevocably, but I hold out hope that films like The Last Duel will find their way back to the movie theaters, along with middle-aged and older audiences, bringing a little balance back to the variety of films on offer. The Last Duel deserves an audience and I hope there’s redemption on home video.



The Last Duel (2021)



Released: 15 Oct 2021
Rated: R
Runtime: 152 min...

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Reggie W

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I also missed this in theaters but the blu is here in the house and I hope to watch it soon.
 

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Thanks for the review. The trailer looked terrible to me - couple of mideval dudebros fighting over some girl — and I forgot about it. Hearing it’s actually a rich story gets me interested in watching it.
 

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Just watched this digital the other day.

It was better than I had anticipated it would be.

My only personal problem with the film...

The film tells three versions of a rape and essentially, they are all the same. So, you are basically watching the same story over and over with slightly different perspectives. There is no doubt that the woman was raped and none of the three versions contradict that point.

Maybe I just missed the point of this film. It was still entertaining.
 

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