By Michael Sauter
Updated March 17, 2020 at 02:47 AM EDT

The Last Castle

C-
type
  • Movie

Episode Recaps

As a court-martialed general serving time in a military prison known as The Last Castle, Robert Redford is impressively stoic and starched. But how did he ever get involved in such a simplistically heavy-handed salute to gentlemen warriors? It’s almost funny how easily Redford’s military father figure wins the hearts and minds of his fellow inmates before leading them in righteous rebellion against the martinet warden (James Gandolfini). Truly silly, though, is the resulting uprising, highlighted by the unveiling of an uncannily accurate makeshift catapult and the kamikaze commandeering of a prison helicopter. In comparison, ”The Longest Yard” was gritty realism.

The Last Castle

type
  • Movie
mpaa
  • R
runtime
  • 130 minutes
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