King Arthur Reviews

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Nell Minow
Common Sense Media
December 24, 2010

Entertaining, but ultimately forgettable.

Full Review | Original Score: 3/5
Cole Smithey
July 11, 2010

The interminable battle scenes are limply choreographed and unexciting. This is one king that's best left alone.

Full Review | Original Score: C-
Felix Vasquez Jr.
Cinema Crazed
April 29, 2009

Fuqua creates a very grim and stylish mood that fits what the concept is attempting to accomplish very well.

Prairie Miller
Long Island Press
May 29, 2007

Guinevere, no dainty princess she, is a kind of hardened medieval feminist, and the aggressor to Arthur's bashful but equally driven warrior, in both bed and on the battlefield.

Kam Williams
Princeton Town Topics
May 23, 2007

In many ways this movie tells us far more about the values and age in which we are living, than the one it pretends to be returning us to.

Full Review | Original Score: 2/4
Christopher Smith
Bangor Daily News (Maine)
May 2, 2007

A brash departure from the legend that retains the round table, but that's about it. Still, the contemporary echoes make the Dark Ages relevant again and the movie, while longwinded in parts, overcomes its shortcomings.

Full Review | Original Score: B-
Ron Reed
Christianity Today
September 25, 2006

It nods in the direction of tons of potentially interesting developments of plot, theme and character, but doesn't bother to follow through on any of them enough to pay off.

| Original Score: 2.5/4
David Nusair
Reel Film Reviews
August 26, 2006

...remains an instantly forgettable, wannabe epic.

Full Review | Original Score: 2/4
Fr. Chris Carpenter
Catholic Sun
January 5, 2005

Underrated, revisionist version of the Camelot legend; one of the year's 10 best

John J. Puccio
Movie Metropolis
December 10, 2004

In seeking to demythify the Arthur legends, the filmmakers wind up creating a new mythology, one that is probably just as fanciful as those it attempts to replace.

Full Review | Original Score: 5/10
Brian Bethune
Maclean's Magazine
November 20, 2004

A Guinevere, and an Arthur myth, for our times, if not for the ages.

Robert Roten
Laramie Movie Scope
November 16, 2004

Existential action yarn with solid performances and interesting characters.

Full Review | Original Score: B
Steve Crum
Kansas City Kansan
October 13, 2004

The longest two hours, 10 minutes I have spent in a theater for some time.

Full Review | Original Score: D-
Pablo Villaca
Cinema em Cena
September 11, 2004

Faz uma indigesta salada de frutas com todas as lendas referentes ao personagem-título.

Full Review | Original Score: 1/5
Jeannette Catsoulis
Las Vegas Mercury
September 9, 2004

Misguided, miscast, and completely misconceived, the wretched King Arthur is one of the grittier, more earnest failures to appear this summer.

Full Review | Original Score: 2/5
Wesley Lovell
Cinema Sight
September 5, 2004

Where "King Arthur" falls flat is in its laborious battle sequences.

Full Review | Original Score: 2/4
Dan Chant
August 15, 2004

Bruckheimer's King Arthur is little more than spectacle, and not very interesting spectacle at that.

Full Review | Original Score: 55/100
Kevin Carr
7M Pictures
August 10, 2004

History buffs will love this film for the fact that it's giving the controversial new take on the King Arthur legend. But your average moviegoer might find this a bit dull.

Full Review | Original Score: 2.5/5
Luis Martinez
August 9, 2004

Película de buena manufactura gracias a su producción, al rostro de Keira Knightley y al carisma de los actores, no obstante, no tiene nada que ver con la leyenda original.

| Original Score: 3.5/5
Shirley Sealy
Film Journal International
August 8, 2004

There's enough action in King Arthur to take the thrill-addicted moviegoers of summer to a new high.

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