‘The Last Duel’ is far too grown-up to be a commercial success

Lucien WD
Lucien WD
Oct 22 · 5 min read

Every few years it feels like Sir Ridley Scott is at risk of becoming Hollywood’s definitive journeyman director, leaping from one generic prestige project to another, getting the odd Oscar nomination and building one of the more impressive octogenarian directorial careers in recent memory. But then, like magic, the 83-year old will come out with something really weird and really…