THE LAST CASTLE (Theatrical Release USA 2001)

Ben Meyers’ rating: 4.5|5.0 Starsìììì

The Last Castle has a terrific script, an excellent story to tell, and moves through its scenes with fineness of action. It is one of Robert Redford’s better films and has a great supporting cast that includes the talents of Mark Ruffalo and James Gandolfini. The story is fresh and inspires audience involvement. It provides good fodder for discussion, after viewing, on concepts of right, wrong, loyalty earned, and definitions of purpose. Great show. Well done. Outstanding work by Director Rod Lurie.

Storyline

Military prison camp inmates take sides between a popular military leader and the camp’s commander.

Additional Thanks

Thank you to Director Rod Lurie for directing effort. Thank you to Executive Producer Don Zepfel for making the film possible. Additional characters/cast include: General Irwin (Robert Redford), Colonel Winter (James Gandolfini), Yates (Mark Ruffalo), Captain Peretz (Steve Burton), General Wheeler (Delroy Lindo), Dellwo (Paul Calderon), Duffy (Sam Ball), Cutbush (Jeremy Childs), Aguilar (Clifton Collins Jr.), Thumper (George W. Scott), Beaupre (Brian Goodman), Enriquez (Michael Irby), Doc (Frank Military), Sergeant McLaren (Maurice Bullard), and Private Niebolt (Nick Kokich).

Buy a ticket? Yes? No? Maybe?

Yes. Despite low box office intake, this movie is a ‘do not miss’ film. Thank you to everyone involved in its production and release.

Ben Meyers

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