The Last Duel (2021)

Ridley Scott directs Matt Damon, Jodie Comer and Adam Driver in this historical epic where an unfavoured medieval knight charges his ally with raping his wife… leading to trial by combat where everyone’s life, word and honour hangs in the balance.

Good Will Hunting legends Matt Damon and Ben Affleck reunited on screen and behind the word processor at long last. Ridders doing big budget historical epic realness. TV star Jodie Comer’s first swing at carrying a movie and potential awards season glory… Twenty years ago this would have been the BIG release of its month. Front cover of Empire, nothing else out that weekend, see it on the widest screen… BIIIGGG!! This weekend it struggled to warrant two time slots in a 13 screen multiplex. Which is a shame as it indisputably is one of the year’s best movie. A really expertly crafted He Said, She Said and He Said #metoo drama punctuated with grand scale sword and shield, ultra violent set pieces. Plus Ben Affleck prancing around in gold slippers as a horny spoilt lord. He starts by doing a Jeremy Irons impression and pretty much steals the show throughout. My only criticism of this fine release is he is absent too noticeably often in the last hour. Treat yourself to a proper movie and get yourself a ticket now before its too late. Venom can wait, Affleck’s albino goatee cannot.

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