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Based on 32 critic reviews provided by Metacritic.com
88
New 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.
75
Chicago Sun-Times
It could have been more, could have been a triumph and a classic, instead of simply an effective entertainment.
70
Lurie manages, despite these obstacles, to inspire Redford to give one of the most layered and interesting performances of his career.
50
While the film is shot in shades of gray, the drama is played out in black and white.
50
Miami Herald
Often feels choppy, as if chunks of connecting narrative had been lopped off in the editing room.
40
Film Threat
All crass in its empty bluster and bogus uplift.
40
Ruffalo, actually, who was so perfect in the little-seen "You Can Count On Me," is the only real reason to sit through The Last Castle.
33
Portland Oregonian
Miscast, clumsily staged and ideologically wobbly.
30
Deadly dull.
30
New Times (L.A.)
Lurie's politics aside, it's astonishing that a man who once reviewed films keeps churning out movies full of cinema's most hollow clichés; indeed, he turns out stuff that's even more disjointed and improbable than the most mediocre fare.

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