The DuellistsA duel between two feuding Napoleonic officers D'Hubert and Feraud eventually evolves into a 16-year-old series of violent sword and pistol duels, after each bout, for various reasons, ends unresolved.
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Directors of "The Duellists"Ridley ScottBirthdate: 30 November 1937, South Shields, Tyne and Wear, England, UK
Creators of "The Duellists"Gerald Vaughan-HughesJoseph ConradBirthdate: 3 December 1857, Berdichev, Kiev Governorate, Russian Empire [now Berdychiv, Zhytomyr Oblast, Ukraine]
Critic Reviews of "The Duellists"Los Angeles TimesJune 03, 2012
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.VarietyOctober 18, 2008
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.Time OutJanuary 26, 2006
Keitel struggles gamely against a wooden Carradine, but the American influences further dislocate a script that delivers little observation, psychological or social, on their running feud.New York TimesMay 20, 2003
It is precise, intelligent, civilized, and because it never for a moment mistakes its narrative purpose.Chicago ReaderJanuary 01, 2000
The film comes closer to working than it has any right to, given the curious casting (Keith Carradine and Harvey Keitel) and director Ridley Scott's inability to sustain dramatic tension or build a coherent scene.Ozus' World Movie ReviewsApril 05, 2015
The accounts of the wars lack passion and left me more disinterested in this brilliant story than I should have been.Parallax ViewMarch 24, 2013
... one of the most strikingly pictorial movies ever made.Empire MagazineJune 03, 2012
The richness of Scott's visuals, the excellence of the performances and the depth of the themes combine to make a minor masterpiece.TV GuideJune 03, 2012
Scott's approach to his material seems essentially a stylistic one; it imposes itself upon the story rather than visa-versa, giving an account of the Napoleonic wars that lacks passion and depth, despite the expert visuals.Turner Classic Movies OnlineDecember 06, 2009
Interiors are bathed in the golden light of candlelight and nostalgia, like a period painting in motion, while exteriors are wrapped in fog and mist.DVDLaserJune 14, 2007
the film improves with multiple screenings, as a viewer becomes less concerned about the outcome of each engagement, and more interested in the passion that is driving it.Cinema em CenaApril 30, 2004
A magnífica fotografia, a bela direção de arte e as ótimas atuações se transformam em meros detalhes frente à impressionante estréia de Ridley Scott na direção de longas.
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