Second anti-chivalry movie about knights this year. In this one, they're mostly awful bros (Affleck is the most fun) and there's no ambiguity to the faux-Rashomon storytelling. The different perspectives are only subtly different - that's the only subtlety - but the satire works, the movie looks great (of course, it's Ridley Scott), and the last duel itself is brutal and exciting (of course...well, you know the drill).
Elegiac, which, I suppose is fitting. But the emotional moments drag even while the action scenes are sharp. Especially the one where Ana de Armas nearly steals the movie -- and has way more chemistry with Daniel Craig than does Lea Seydoux. Props for call-outs to the nearly forgotten On Her Majesty's Secret Service. But I prefer my Bond shaken not stirring. Sorry, I couldn't resist.
Grudging 3 stars because I wanted to love it. The pacing is a mess and the fabulous, beautifully filmed, dreamlike standalone scenes don't really cohere. Still, the themes and allegory can be interpreted in a modern or medieval way - or both - depending on preference or mood.