Monthly Archives: October 2001

StevenF Review of The Last Castle

The film The Last Castle was released on October 19, 2001. It stars Robert Redford as General Irwin who has been court marshaled for disobeying an executive order. He is sentenced to a military prison which is run by an autocratic warden played by James Gandolfini. The basic premise of the film revolves around a power struggle between the two men.

A couple of notable mentions are Mark Ruffalo who plays a bookie and Delroy Lindo as a friend of Irwin’s. The acting was excellent, as could be expected from these actors, and the action scenes were good. The movie started out a bit slow but eventually picked up. It was rated R for language and violence which I didn’t totally agree with. The director did a good job and the story was interesting.

I think that this film had enough positives in it to outweigh the negatives. As a veteran, I found the military angle to be believable. I did think that 2 hours for this film was a little too long. I recommend it, but I probably wouldn’t add it to my collection. I give it 4 out of 5 stars.