I’m going to be completely honest the trailer for this movie put me to sleep. I turned it off with the hope that the movie would be good. My husband tends to love history based movies. So I figured this one would be a good one. Now be prepared this movie will take you through all the emotions. Ben Affleck is on point in this movie. He’s funny, and kind of, actually makes the movie. Adam Driver is hard to watch often in this movie. It’s his character and he is true to who he is playing. Matt Damon is also hard to watch in this movie. When I say that Matt Damon is hard to watch it’s because he comes off as kind of whiny (not the right word, wimpy, maybe is a better word). So it’s again his character that makes him hard to watch. Jodie Comer had a hard job and she did it brilliantly. I was impressed with her performance. Life in the 1400’s during the Hundred Years War is very hard. It’s hard for men and it’s hard for women. But it really is so very hard for women. The movie focuses on a “rape” that happens between Jodie Comer and Adam Driver’s character. Jodie Comer is married to Matt Damon in this story. So the fact that there is a rape from a friend sets up the story for drama from the start. So go into it knowing there is a rape scene that is played out more than once. It then delves into what happens when the woman says no. When the woman says, I will stand up for what’s right, and then does. Women were treated so poorly back then. It’s really about how we deal with the struggles life gives us. For women it’s always harder then it is for men. That’s been going on for years. Since before the hundred years war! I found myself very involved in the story and couldn’t wait to see how it ended. The ending did tie up the loose ends nicely. Would this be one I will watch again…no. Do I regret watching it or feel like it was a waste of my time… no. If you have ever been raped then this could be a trigger for you. I give this movie 3.5 out of 5 stars!
Advance Tickets for Ridley Scott’s Historical Action Thriller Starring
Matt Damon, Adam Driver, Jodie Comer, and Ben Affleck
On Sale Today
“The Last Duel” Opens in Theaters Nationwide
October 15, 2021
Advance tickets for 20th Century Studios’ historical action thriller “The Last Duel” are now available for purchase at: https://www.fandango.com or wherever tickets are sold. Be sure to take a look at this powerful, extended clip from the film directed by Ridley Scott, which opens exclusively in theaters nationwide October 15, 2021.
“The Last Duel” is a gripping tale of betrayal and vengeance set against the brutality of 14th century France. A cinematic and thought-provoking drama set in the midst of the Hundred Years War, the film explores the ubiquitous power of men, the frailty of justice, and the strength and courage of one woman willing to stand alone in the service of truth. Based on actual events, the film unravels long-held assumptions about France’s last sanctioned duel between Jean de Carrouges and Jacques Le Gris, two friends turned bitter rivals.
“The Last Duel” stars Oscar® winner Matt Damon (“Good Will Hunting,” “Ford v Ferrari”), two-time Academy Award® nominee Adam Driver (“Marriage Story,” “BlacKkKlansman”), Emmy® winner Jodie Comer (“Killing Eve,” “Free Guy”), two-time Oscar winner Ben Affleck (“Argo,” “Good Will Hunting”) and Harriet Walter (“Atonement,” “Sense and Sensibility”). Directed by four-time Academy Award® nominee Ridley Scott (“The Martian,” “Black Hawk Down,” “Gladiator,” “Thelma & Louise”) with a screenplay by Oscar nominee Nicole Holofcener (“Can You Ever Forgive Me?”) & Ben Affleck & Matt Damon based on the book by Eric Jager. The film is produced by Ridley Scott, p,g.a., Kevin J. Walsh, p.g.a. (“Manchester by the Sea”), Jennifer Fox, p.g.a. (“Nightcrawler”), Nicole Holofcener, p.g.a., Matt Damon, p.g.a., Ben Affleck, p.g.a., with Kevin Halloran (“Ford v Ferrari”), Drew Vinton (“Promised Land”), Madison Ainley (“Justice League”) serving as executive producers.