The Last Duel, directed by Ridley Scott, premiered at the Venice Film Festival and received lower-than-expected feedback. Ridley Scott will return to theaters this fall with two films, "House of Gucci" and the latest duel. The Gucci family, starring Adam Driver, Jared Leto and Lady Gaga, is one of the most iconic films of the year, and Scott's historical adventures with The Last Duel are also interesting. On Friday night, the last duel was shown in the out-of-competition section of the 2021 Venice Film Festival and, contrary to expectations, did not meet with very positive reactions from film lovers and critics.
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This film is an adaptation of "The Last Duel: The True Story of Crime, Scandal, Trial by Struggle in Medieval France" by Eric Yager And the story is about a kingdom that decides to end a big dispute with a duel. The screenplay for The Last Duel was written by Matt Damon, Ben Affleck and Nicole Holofsner, and stars Damon, Affleck, Adam Driver and Judy Kummer. In Metacritic and Ratnatomitosis, based on 10 and 12 reviews, a score of 61 out of 100 and 67 out of 100 has been recorded./h3>
- Score: 80 out of 100
In the world after the Me Too movement, this film is about sexual violence and how victims struggle to have their voices heard. Depicts, is a timely and thought-provoking work.
Ridley Scott, unlike his first film, Duels, does not shy away from violent illustration here. This muddy winter world becomes very bloody, and with the help of his cinematographer Dariusz Wolski, he beautifully depicts candlelit interiors and icy outdoor environments.
Hollywood Reporter David Rooney
- Score: 70 out of 100
The last duel is the story of a woman's heroism and courage on the battlefield. A film that forces you to doubt the prominent role of men in battles and to question patriarchy and masculine honors.
The play of Matt Damon and Ben Affleck in this bitter historical drama is fascinating and impressive. When Jean and Lou Grace face off for the final duel, the filming style and decoupage evoke the memory of "Gladiator". But despite these visual beauties, the last duel is difficult in characterizing and advancing the story. In some scenes, the characters' anger is portrayed in a way that makes the audience laugh rather than show their anger.
Owen Gleiberman of Variety
- Score: 60 out of 100
The last duel is a bit like a medieval soap opera * that looks glorious, complex and sometimes interesting. Matt Damon and Ben Affleck play the soldiers of the French royal court in an emotional ups and downs. A love story full of betrayal and politics that is told from three different perspectives. Perhaps a coherent narrative was enough for the film, instead of three different narratives. Fourteenth AD, are irrelevant. That's why despite the good and attractive gameplay of the driver and Judy Kummer and the acceptable performance of Matt Damon, we do not get close to the characters; Because the storyline and its events seem a bit unrealistic. They may pull. These works usually rely heavily on emotion.
Jonathan Romney of The Guardian
- Score: 40 out of 100
Very famous actors and A few spectacular and violent scenes can not save Ridley Scott's medieval epic. Damon's anger in the film is unbelievable, the driver portrays a dry Byronic * hero, and Kummer's portrayal is impressive, but he too restrains his protrusions to play a subtle role. Some of the events in the story are superficial and irrational.