Last Knights

6.21 h 54 min2015R
HD. Clive Owen gets medieval as a fierce warrior who fights against a corrupt ruler to avenge his master's death.
Kaz I Kiriya
Clive OwenCliff CurtisAksel Hennie
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Payman MaadiAyelet ZurerShohreh AghdashlooSung-Ki AhnMorgan Freeman
Kaz I. KiriyaLuci Kim
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4.6 out of 5 stars

2278 global ratings

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JeremyReviewed in the United States on October 28, 2018
5.0 out of 5 stars
Thank you Clive Owen, and Morgan Freeman, for this. :-)
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I'm writing this response/review on October 27th, 2018. Donald Trump is President, and the world that he has helped create, has gone insane. Our President inspired and motivated a bomber to send pipe bombs to his political enemies, and has inspired another 'foreigner-hating' acolyte to perpetrate a massacre in a Jewish synagogue. Around him, advisers say nothing, and his supporters enable him. Dignity. Honor. Decency. Discipline. Greatness. These are words that he and his kind will never know--in spite of the fact that they hold power, over the rest of us.

This is why I am so grateful for this movie. It is not perfect (the slow motion action scenes can be a little lame, and the dialogue a bit ponderous) but, unexpectedly, it is profound. The last knights demonstrate dignity, honor, decency, self-disclipline, and greatness, as they execute a mission to bring about justice for the murder of their master. As the story unfolds, we see the sacrifices they and their families must make. There are plot twists after plot twist, as one obstacle and then another is placed in front of them.

In the end, we see the knights act in a manner that is congruent with their noble character. They act against the decadent, cynical self-interest of those in power. I observe parallels with the America I see today, and am reminded by this movie of what real leadership looks like, when guided by real virtue. I am reminded, because I realize I cannot see real leadership, guided by real virtue, as I look around today.
47 people found this helpful
The BrainReviewed in the United States on January 28, 2017
5.0 out of 5 stars
One of the most underrated movies I've ever seen. WATCH IT NOW
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The reviews on amazon are usually trustworthy but not at all in this case. I can't believe this is a four star movie instead of a five star one. This is easily one of the best movies I've seen in the past 10 years. It has great acting, plot, story, character development, and it creates a world of fantasy far superior to more higher budget movies and television shows. This movie is a real gem. It has action, terror, and amazing plot all wrapped up into one. It is rated R which allows for more violence and more realistic story telling unlike something like Lord of The Rings where it is bound by PG13 rules and restrictions. This movie could easily get it's own multi episode HBO series and succeed. If you know what is good for you, watch it now. People clearly dont know good film anymore if this has four stars. Ridiculous.
41 people found this helpful
W. BattlesReviewed in the United States on July 2, 2019
5.0 out of 5 stars
This is one of the best action movies of all times!
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Every person I've convinced to watch this movie comes back and tells me how much they love it and that they watched it more than once. I myself watched it 8 times in one week. I was recuperating from back surgery but I could have streamed anything. This movie was so good, I watched it over and over again.
If you love a well-written story, filled with action, intrigue, honor, and duty, this movie is for you!
15 people found this helpful
joel wingReviewed in the United States on July 16, 2020
3.0 out of 5 stars
Remake of Japanese 47 Ronin story that really doesn't add much
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The Last Knights was derived from the famous 47 Ronin story from Japan where a lord was wrongfully ordered to commit suicide and 47 of his men decided to get revenge by slowly but surely plotting against the man responsible. They took that story and transported it to a medieval time period. Lord Bartok (Morgan Freeman) is an honorable noble who refuses to pay a corrupt minister and then condemns the entire kingdom for its abuses. He is executed, his clan is disbanded and all his riches confiscated. That leads his lieutenant Raiden (Clive Owen) to seek revenge with his knights just like in the 47 Ronin.

When you’re dealing with a classic story it’s really hard to add anything to it that’s worthwhile and that’s the case with Last Knights. Even the end scene is in the snow like the original Japanese tale. That doesn’t make it bad, and I’m not sure how many people in the West even know about the 47 Ronin so this might be totally new. That doesn’t make this a bad film, it’s just nothing special.
3 people found this helpful
C. JackReviewed in the United States on January 23, 2020
5.0 out of 5 stars
A time of greed, corruption and honor... I wish they'd whack the Emperor!
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I agree that this movie ranks way up there. Why did I never hear about it at the theaters? I know that I kept saying to myself, " Why not just take out the Emperor?" There was enough intensity, excellent costuming and set design, and the dialogue fit the setting -- not overly done or extemporaneous. Not sure why the character played by Freeman just didn't admit he was attacked first. That may have changed things. The bad guy reminded me of Christopher Walken although a little effeminate. The Emperor -- why did he need council from a political climber instead of his First Council? There were plot points that just served the plot, like the death of the First Council by what...old age? Convenient. No suspicion of poisoning?

None of the above made this movie any less enjoyable than the 300 or the recent remake of 47 Ronin. Clive Owen brought his intensity home in this one. Bravo! It also yet once again is about power, and the fear of losing it; what it takes to keep it and crush those who would rise up against oppression. I continued to hope someone would just take out the Emperor. That would end a lot of the problems he perpetuates.
4 people found this helpful
Carol LReviewed in the United States on September 12, 2018
2.0 out of 5 stars
Didn't care for it at all
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I tried to like this movie, I really did. I like both the main actors, , but this movie just didn't keep me interested. (I admit, I didn't finish it) I saw a predictable format, and because it was going rather slowly, didn't want to waste more time watching something that I knew how it would end. EVERY time I purchase a movie that looks good but I have never seen, it turns out I should have watched it first!!! I usually am sorry I bought it, and this is one of those movies.
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Michael CastReviewed in the United States on February 7, 2017
5.0 out of 5 stars
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...if this is not one of the best vids playing in the subscription-add-on streaming (HBO, STARZ, SHOWTIME, etc, etc) I will hang it up. I do not want to spoil ANYTHING about this movie. Here's all I'm going to say:
The sets looked REAL! Filthy, dirty, muddy...and teaming with MASSES OF down trodden "peasents." Disease ridden corpses walking around COVERED head to toe in squalor. The battered armour. The attention to EVERY scruffy detail, is what made this vid, way above average. This is the story of post glory. This is a movie where the brilliant sheen of glistening armour, is now nothing but pitted rust. All respect for the shinning kingdom, is not only GONE, but turned into a horrible warren of slums, and filthy decadence... The once, proud Knights are now only good for one thing: A target for constant humiliation. The brunt of tasteless jokes, and vile derision. what was once strong and beautiful, is now just a pile of muck. And it looks like it's going to stay that way. After all, if no one NEEDS a knight errant anymore...they all fade away...

24 people found this helpful
HawkeyeReviewed in the United States on June 21, 2020
4.0 out of 5 stars
Action Explodes in Lost Knights!
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This dark epic is based on a legend I am unable to place in time or the likeness to historical individuals, costumes, or weapons. However, it is entertaining as the story is a mix of Arthurian, Asian cultures coupled with a “Star Wars” motif. Cinematography (highly CG) is in an almost colorless landscape fantasy world except when the action starts. Some may feel the story drags in the middle but this is the (Shi) story that leads to the climax.

If you enjoy Clive Owens as I did in the 2004 film “King Arthur,” you will enjoy this film. I can not believe at the age of 50 he performs the sword combat choreography in the film, amazing. Here is some of the best action and sword play found in any film. It is too bad this film lost money and was not popular.

The Blu-ray product has no glitches and plays well in my player. Make sure you purchase the correct product, multiregional so it will function in your player.
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