The Duel (2016) - Drama, Western

Hohum Score

98

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A Texas Ranger investigates a series of unexplained deaths in a town called Helena.

IMDB: 5.8
Director: Kieran Darcy-Smith
Stars: Woody Harrelson, Liam Hemsworth
Length: 110 Minutes
PG Rating: R
Reviews: 17 out of 48 found boring (35.41%)

One-line Reviews (49)

Most of the actors seemed professional and physically appeared as we might expect people from the late 19thC old west might appear, that is with the exception of bald headed, slow talking (Mr.

While this movie is well-filmed and well-acted, it's so confusing and non-Western it's an oddity.

This is just agonizingly slow that it made it really hard to pay attention to and I was really starting to drift and lose interest in.

In conclusion, The Duel is slow-burning and almost devoid of conflict.

Harrelson, while no Brando (which would have been awesome in something like this), is very entertaining playing the part and rightly appears first in the movie's opening credits.

Violent, Gory, Campy, Bizarre, Stupid, Boring & One Handsome Guy .

I enjoyed it.

A Total Waste of Time .

I felt at the beginning it was very slow paced, and this may be the case for the majority of the film.

At best it could be considered a suspense movie with a weird plot that takes way too long, it is boring the entire movie.

Some parts were really slow and the ending will not make everybody happy.

The ending is farcical, the middle is OK-ish (bar a ridiculous exorcising scene in the outhouse) and the beginning is extremely slow.

With the revival of western movies recently, I feel there are some high expectations and people want the same thrilling response to the movies of this genre that used to be achieved in the golden age of western movies upheld by John Wayne and Clint Eastwood.

Instead, things grind to a halt and we trudge through a long, drab series of blunt manipulations and hollow conversations for an hour before the plot finally, abruptly, leaps back to life.

But Harrelson overacts every scene and uses the annoying stereotyped mush-mouth drawl that made "The Cowboy Way" so unwatchable.

However this slow pace is necessary for the plot building at the start, which evolves into tension filled scenes that have a great action filled release.

David's wife was a confusing mess.

very pointless.

Very entertaining and on point in light of whats happening in Trumpistan.

I definitely enjoyed it.

So,as a conclusion i want to say that the movie is worth seeing and enjoyable.

Either way, if you want a fast paced Western, this is not for you.

A disappointing western that had a chance to be good but was just too slow and boring for me to get invested in.

And the unexpected betrayal seemed well out of place.

You kept waiting for the inevitable conflict and revealing of identity which was slow in coming.

Watch it if you're really bored, really skint or when it's raining outside.

Not a complex or spectacular story, but intriguing, and beautifully painted.

The story is just boring; or told boringly.

Its very entertaining.

If you do fall asleep during The Duel, well you aren't breaking any laws.

This is the biggest let down of a Western film, it isn't even a Western movie, more of a philosophical boring movie with drama and politics.

The film is slow-moving in some areas, almost leisurely in its pacing.

And few things are more entertaining than watching a high quality modern western with Woody and Hemsworth on opposing sides, both animals waiting for something to trigger their savage side.

The beginning (while raining) with Harrelson and a group of people get into an argument (or what not), and someone ends up dead with the cliché child (etc.

If you want a slow, methodical and unnecessarily convoluted story featuring a good actor...

for Greenwood, MS. Further trouble for the viewer develops as minutes drag into hours (almost two), while the thin cliché of a plot gets more bizarre as it turns into Take-Your-Wooable-Wife-To-Work-Day at the local Texas Rangers.

However, besides a respectable performance by Liam Hemsworth, the cast is mediocre and forgettable with Woody Harrleson topping the list as being a cliché villain with forgettable, pretentious faux-intellectual dialogue.

Please don't waste your money and more important don't waste your time on this awkward movie.

In addition to being lousy, it is agonizingly slow & LONG.

A pleasant western film with quite fascinating plot.

Then I guess you can it make it a positive, in what would otherwise have been a mundane day.

Overall, a disappointing western that had a chance to be good but was just too slow and boring for me to get invested in.

I wouldn't say this is a movie I loved so much that I really want to see it a second time, but it is definitely worth the watch.

Co-star Liam Hemsworth plays a pretty Texas Ranger and has a bland disposition in the acting department.

After that scene, it moves extremely slow.

The duel was a very boring with no point to it .

Harrelson is a compelling figure, Australian Hemsworth is convincing as a Texan.

There was no need for anyone's religion to be depicted in this movie, just more political agendas and an incredibly boring plot.

But there are other loose ends in the film that are both unresolved and confusing.