The Last Duel 2021 Movie Review
Visiting Greece in business signing a new client I got invited with to the film festival to see this film. I had a good time and this is not bad, but I had a weird feeling the entire time watching this movie. I cannot really explain it – but playing out in France with no one speaking or hinting at being in France, and a dragged out story which we have all seen before and a couple of bad performances is probably what make my brain go “meh”.
Jodie (excellent!) and the actual “duel” upgrade the movie. Most of the scenes, the directing, music score, costume and overall design of the movie is great but the movie just do not have “that”. As said I am uncertain exactly what “that” is, but I was constantly going “ah, that is fine and I like it but I do not really care” to almost everything going on. And the point of view filming is a nice touch but we have seen it many times before and if you want to see it done right go and watch AoS season1, episode 13. They did it a lot better and with a much better flow.
All in all a fine movie with fine writing, acting and cinematography. It is just not something special and we have seen it all be done better before. There is energy or gravitas or something missing and it drags a bit and a few performances did not sit right. Which leads me to a 6/10, which normally would make me recommend, but in this case… No.. I cannot recommend you to go see this. Except for a few minutes and the end this is not entertaining, not fun, and offer you nothing of value. Even a bad movie offers you usually something, this does not.