Watch: The Last Castle 2001 123movies, Full Movie Online – Robert Redford stars in this action drama as General Irwin, a respected three-star tactician whose career ends in disgrace when he’s court-martialed and sent to The Castle, a maximum security military prison. Irwin quickly butts heads with the facility’s autocratic warden, Colonel Winter (James Gandolfini), who runs his command with an iron fist, even killing prisoners when he deems it necessary. Irwin rallies his fellow convicts into a rag-tag army and leads them in a revolt against Winter, an action that the warden is ready to repel by violent means..
Plot: A court-martialed general rallies together 1200 inmates to rise against the system that put him away.
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Should Have Been More
Such terrific entertainment. It’s just a shame that it at the same time is such a bad film. Borrowing from numerous films like Shawshank Redemption, Murder in the First and The Great Escape to name a few, it is still somewhat different from what you expect.
The acting is eminent. Robert Redford does a fine performance as the reluctant hero, but two other actors are stealing the scenes even more so. The first is of course the fabulous James Gandolfini in a very different role than what we are used to from The Sopranos. I am a big fan of the TV series and I would never have thought that he would be able to play such a prick that I would actually hate him. The second actor worth extra praise is the new talent Mark Ruffalo who played so heartbreakingly well in the amazing You Can Count On Me from last year. He portrays an ordinary character with such heart and genuineness that the character becomes so much more interesting than it would with most actors.
The film is saved by its actors and its entertainment value. What pulls it down is all the logical errors and holes in the script. And I am sure many Americans will appreciate the excessive patriotism shown in the film, but it really gets too much.
Absolutely worth watching, but I have a feeling that this could have been so much more.
Original Language en
Runtime 2 hr 11 min (131 min)
Genre Action, Drama, Thriller
Director Rod Lurie
Writer David Scarpa, Graham Yost
Actors Robert Redford, James Gandolfini, Mark Ruffalo
Country United States
Awards 1 win & 4 nominations
Production Company N/A
Sound Mix DTS, Dolby Digital, SDDS
Aspect Ratio 2.35 : 1
Camera Panavision Panaflex Platinum, Panavision Primo, C- and E-Series Lenses
Laboratory Technicolor, Hollywood (CA), USA (prints)
Film Length 3,594 m (Sweden), 3,662 m (Spain)
Negative Format 35 mm (Kodak)
Cinematographic Process Panavision (anamorphic)
Printed Film Format 35 mm