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About the Movie
Keith Carradine and Harvey Keitel star in this dramatic film about two officers in Napoleon's army who violently confront each other in a series of duels. The duels begin as a reaction to a minor incident and escalate into a consuming passion that rules the lives of both men for a period of 30 years. Based on Joseph Conrad's story, The Duellists explores the themes of obsession, honor and violence. This visually breathtaking film weaves a compelling story through to an unexpected outcome. It was awarded "Best Debut Film" at the 1977 Cannes Film Festival.
Rotten Tomatoes Movie Reviews
- Reviews Counted: 24
- Fresh: 22
- Rotten: 2
- Average Rating: 7.2/10
Top Critics' Reviews
Fresh: It is precise, intelligent, civilized, and because it never for a moment mistakes its narrative purpose.
Fresh: Keitel is jaunty and menancing and Carradine more determined and a bit troubled but also caught up in this strange need of one to prove honor and the other slaking a twisted nature.
Fresh: Scott gets strong performances from his supporting cast (Quick is sensual and effective) and is able to salvage the movie through the alchemy of the striking visuals.
Fresh: The richness of Scott's visuals, the excellence of the performances and the depth of the themes combine to make a minor masterpiece.
I've loved this movie for years
What a wonderful start to Ridley Scott's career. This movie is beautifully filmed and the story grabs hold of you from the first duel to the last. Over the past 20 years I have seen this movie 5-10 times, it is a must to own.
Another great film from Ridley Scott! Warning: The download for this movie is the same quality as streaming it. The download is not 1080p.
Ridley Scott at his best
This gem of a film started Ridley Scott's awesome film career and it shines. A top film with great performances. It's a wonderful adaptation of Joseph Conrad's story.