Looking like a rather drab Meatloaf video (think candles and chambers) played on half-speed with a perma-frowned Clive Owen solemnly plodding about, Last Knights struggles to engage from the off.

As its slow-burner of an introduction gradually folds into an interminable smolder of a middle, it falls to the final third (planning, heisting, flowery swordplay) to pick up proceedings, however briefly.

All the while, a half-decent cast does their best to grimace and grunt against dodgy CGI backdrops, and Freeman delivers a few monologues about loyalty, honour and whatever, then it’s over.

It’s over.

An exercise in sombre unoriginality.



CAST: Clive Owen, Morgan Freeman, Aksel Hennie

DIRECTOR: Kazuaki Kiriya

WRITERS: Michael Konyves, Dove Sussman

SYNOPSIS: A warrior loses his master, his home, his wife and his purpose.