The Duel Reviews

June 24, 2016
Pretty to look at, but the story itself is overly long and overly wrought, a flabby two-hour tale that feels about three.
June 24, 2016
Even when "The Duel" isn't very good, at least it's bad in surprising ways.
June 23, 2016
"The Duel" has a few ideas and a glint of politics but is largely characterized by its perplexing shifts in tone and unpersuasive story turns.
Top Critic
June 23, 2016
Situations are not always convincing, and motivations are so weak that whole sections of explanation seem to be missing.
June 23, 2016
Blessed with solid supporting character work and several scenes of genuine good fun, the movie manages to make its nearly two-hour run-time pass by easily enough, but not so much so that the seams on this patchwork quilt don't still show.
June 23, 2016
Despite promising elements of mixed-genre thrills, the film is finally the underwhelming sum of too many plot devices.
June 22, 2016
It's like "Straw Dogs" as a mediocre TV-movie, and the tension slowly dissipates.
June 22, 2016
The Duel could have been something.
June 22, 2016
Hemsworth's emotionless performance (and a murky subplot about his wife's inexplicable descent into madness) mean that this scattershot Western misses its mark.
June 21, 2016
The Duel wants to build to a feverish Heart of Darkness/Apocalypse Now climax, but has trouble determining how to get there.