The Last Knights

The Last Knights

Kazuaki Kiriya (2015)

112min
15 Certificate
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Our Score
Clive Owen stars in this medieval adventure, playing a loyal knight out for revenge when his master, played by Morgan Freeman, is murdered by a powerful and corrupt nobleman. Told at an agonisingly slow pace, there is a lot of talking but precious little action, with the monotony made even duller thanks to grey cinematography, draining the life out of the lavish castles and gorgeous landscapes. The cast is a saving grace, rallying valiantly against the listless material they have to work with. Freeman brings the gravitas that seems to surround him in every role, while Owen adds an intensity that is dearly needed as the plot twists and turns without enough direction from Japanese film-maker Kazuaki Kiriya. Sadly, the star presence of Owen and Freeman is little compensation for the fact that the storytelling lacks any kind of dynamism in terms of swordplay and one-on-one drama. Ultimately, The Last Knights deals more in tedium than grandeur.

Summary

A warrior is left a broken man when the nobleman he serves is put to death for refusing to pay tribute to a corrupt warlord. He seeks to redeem himself by reuniting his dead master's other soldiers and leading them into battle to avenge his death. Medieval action adventure, starring Clive Owen and Morgan Freeman.

Cast & Crew

Raiden Clive Owen
Bartok Morgan Freeman
Lt Cortez Cliff Curtis
Gezza Mott Aksel Hennie
Olaf Dave Legeno
Naomi Ayelet Zurer
Maria Shohreh Aghdashloo
Auguste Ahn Sung-kee
Director Kazuaki Kiriya
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Other Information

Language: EnglishColourTheatrical distributor: Signature EntertainmentAvailable on: DVDReleased on: 17 Apr 2015
Drama