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The Last Duel review – swordplay without subtlety
Ridley Scott gets bogged down in medieval mud and murk as he attempts to tell a rape-revenge story starring Jodie Comer, Matt Damon and Adam Driver

Mark Kermode, Observer film critic

17, Oct, 2021 @7:00 AM

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The Last Duel review – storytelling with gusto in Ridley Scott’s medieval epic
Jodie Comer comes up against odious men played by Matt Damon, Ben Affleck and Adam Driver in a reverse rape-revenge parable set in 14th-century France

Peter Bradshaw

14, Oct, 2021 @8:00 AM

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The Last Duel review – Affleck, Damon and Driver deliver damp mullets in the fog
An all-star cast and some showstoppingly horrible hair can’t save Ridley Scott’s medieval epic

Jonathan Romney in Venice

10, Sep, 2021 @7:30 PM

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Ben Affleck and Matt Damon: The Last Duel is a feminist movie
Reuniting as writers for the first time since Good Will Hunting, the actor-producers say that the medieval-set saga has clear contemporary relevance

Andrew Pulver

10, Sep, 2021 @4:21 PM

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West Side Story, a Sopranos prequel and Bond: the best films to see in autumn 2021
Spielberg revamps Bernstein, young Tony is lured by the mob, Phyllida Lloyd tackles spousal abuse, Top Gun returns – and Daniel Craig calls time on 007 with bangs galore

Peter Bradshaw

24, Aug, 2021 @7:00 AM

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Thank God for Bennifer, a much-needed respite | Hadley Freeman
This is about more than just Ben Affleck and Jennifer Lopez getting back together. It’s a way to kid yourself that the past 20 years haven’t happened

Hadley Freeman

14, Aug, 2021 @8:00 AM

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Why is the photo of Ben Affleck and Jennifer Lopez on a yacht so compelling?
It is as though, for one brief moment, nothing bad that has happened since 2002 matters

Helen Sullivan explains it to Kate Lyons

26, Jul, 2021 @5:48 AM

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Bennifer’s rebooted! Why is Ben Affleck and Jennifer Lopez’s reunion so cheering?
They were a tabloid dream, the super-cool fly girl and the eyeliner-wearing heart-throb. Now, 17 years on, Ben and Jen are together again. But what do the ultimate 00s couple mean to the TikTok age?

Benjamin Svetkey

09, Jun, 2021 @5:00 AM

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Pearl Harbor at 20: Michael Bay’s bombastically stupid war epic
The 2001 attempt to replicate the Titanic combination of romantic tragedy and blockbuster action remains a limp, if at times visually stunning, failure

Scott Tobias

25, May, 2021 @6:35 AM

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Bennifer 2.0: why rumours about Ben Affleck and Jennifer Lopez are catnip for romantics
They were a power couple in the early 00s – and the suggestion that love is in the air again has brought back memories of happier times

12, May, 2021 @2:02 PM

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Zack Snyder's Justice League review – four hours of geek-pleasing grandeur | Peter Bradshaw's film of the week
Affleck and Cavill are as insipid as ever but this new cut adds operatic colour to vapid original – and a bold new ending

Peter Bradshaw

17, Mar, 2021 @10:03 AM

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Hear me out: why Gigli isn't a bad movie
Continuing our series of writers championing maligned films is a plea to reconsider Ben Affleck and Jennifer Lopez’s Razzie-winning crime comedy

Jason Bailey

25, Jan, 2021 @8:09 AM

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