The Last Castle Poster

Release Date: October 19th, 2001

DVD Release Date: March 5th, 2002

R|2 hr 11 min

Plot Summary
A three-star general (Robert Redford) is court-martialed and sentenced to a military maximum security prison, The Castle. Inside, he finds corruption and murder -- and he rallies the 1,200 inmates to revolt against the corrupt warden (James Gandolfini) and his guards.

Cast: Robert Redford, James Gandolfini, Mark Ruffalo, Delroy Lindo, Clifton Collins Jr., Steve Burton, Brian Goodman, Paul Calderone

Director: Rod Lurie

Genres: Thriller, Drama

Production Co: DreamWorks SKG, Robert Lawrence Productions

Distributors: DreamWorks SKG

Keywords: Temptation, Prison, Rivalry, 2000s, Tense, Murder, Fall

Ratings & Reviews

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  • If this melodrama has that haven't-we-met-before look, it's because it combines elements of "The Caine Mutiny" (Gandolfini's Winter is Queeg-like) with those of "Stalag 17." show more

  • This is an odd and ultimately dispiriting film, despite some intriguing ideas about brute force vs. moral authority, the elaborately staged uprising -- and impressive actors in the cast. That is to say, they've been impressive elsewhere.

  • It's an even rarer pleasure to see a film that combines exciting action with a smart, well-informed script and vivid yet restrained performances. show more

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