Don Your Armor and Prepare to Watch 'The Last Duel'

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Photo credit: 20th Century Studios
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When a movie’s got an extremely talented cast, it’s hard not to want to watch. Matt Damon, Adam Driver, Jodie Comer, and Ben Affleck star in the The Last Duel, a true story about a noblewoman who accuses a knight of assaulting her, and the resulting trial by combat, which turned out to be the last legally-sanctioned duel ever in France’s history.

From the trailer alone, it’s one of those movies which screams cinematic. It’s gritty, dramatic, and intense. Plus, it’s a gripping story about the lengths people will go to to protect their sense of honor. Matt Damon plays nobleman Jean de Carrouges, and Jodie Comer plays his wife Marguerite. Adam Driver plays Jacques Le Gris, Jean’s best friend and accused assaulter of Marguerite. Jacques says he’s innocent, so to decide whether or not he’s guilty, Jean challenges his best friend to a trial by combat.

Leading up to its October 15 release, The Last Duel already has an 86% rating on Rotten Tomatoes at the time of writing. It’s also one of the movies we've been eagerly waiting for this year. For fans of medieval dramas (like Netflix’s The King), The Last Duel will be all the historical spectacle you want, leading up to the trial by combat and the killing blow (director Ridley Scott, who you've certainly heard of before, is back in the same zone he was with 2000's Gladiator. And that's a good place to be.)

Honestly, it could be a contender for top awards this year with all of the star power it’s got. You don’t want to miss one of the most anticipated movies of the year.

Here’s how to watch The Last Duel:

How to Watch The Last Duel

There’s only one way to watch The Last Duel, and it's in theaters. Unlike The King, there’s no Netflix or HBOMax deal confirmed for people to watch the movie in their own homes.

But don’t lose hope. Eventually, like pre-pandemic movies, it’ll eventually be out on streaming services and through cable on-demand services after its initial theatrical run. Considering the initial reactions to the film, it’ll be well worth the wait.

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