• The Last Castle (2001)

The Last Castle

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

Ratings & Reviews

  • 88
    Jonathan ForemanNew York Post

    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

  • 63
    Carrie RickeyPhiladelphia Inquirer

    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

  • 40
    Joe MorgensternWall Street Journal

    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.

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