The Last Legion Poster

Release Date: August 17th, 2007

DVD Release Date: December 18th, 2007

PG-13|1 hr 42 min

Plot Summary
After the fall of Rome, its last emperor (Thomas Sangster), 12-year-old Romulus Augustus, becomes a prisoner on the island of Capri. With the help of his wise teacher Ambrosinus (Ben Kingsley) and his legionnaire Aurelius (Colin Firth), he escapes from Capri. He and his men journey to Britannia to find the fabled Dragon Legion, and the beginning of the Arthurian legend is born.

Cast: Colin Firth, Ben Kingsley, Aishwarya Rai, Thomas Brodie-Sangster, Peter Mullan, Kevin McKidd, John Hannah, Iain Glen

Director: Doug Lefler

Genres: Historical drama, Action

Production Co: Ingenious Film Partners, Zephyr Films, Dino De Laurentiis Productions, Quinta Communications

Distributors: Weinstein Co.

Ratings & Reviews

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  • While not exactly in the same league as the visually dazzling "Excalibur" and saddled with cheap looking CGI effects, this Anglo-Italian co-production has quite a bit of fun finding a direct path from the fall of Rome to the birth of Arthurian legend. show more

  • The film is nothing to be ashamed of (especially if you're Kingsley). But it's as if everybody involved knows what the deal is. show more

  • Lackluster and decidedly old-fashioned (in the worst way). show more

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