A Kid in King Arthur's Court Reviews

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Ralph Novak
People Magazine
July 8, 2014
This lame effort, Disney's latest live-action motion picture for children, owes a big, fat nod for its plot to Mark Twain's A Connecticut Yankee in King Arthur's Court. In no way, however, does it improve upon the original
Philip Martin
Arkansas Democrat-Gazette
October 30, 2002
| Original Score: 1/5
Jeanne Aufmuth
Palo Alto Weekly
May 14, 2003
| Original Score: 1/4
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Mick LaSalle
San Francisco Chronicle
January 1, 2000
There's nothing particularly wrong with A Kid in King Arthur's Court and nothing right with it, either.
Full Review | Original Score: 1/4
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Carrie Rickey
Philadelphia Inquirer
May 22, 2013
It's a missed opportunity for introducing the Mortal Kombat generation to medieval combat that was really mortal.
Full Review | Original Score: 2/4
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Leonard Klady
Variety
March 26, 2009
The ragtag adaptation by Michael Part and Robert Levy is familiar fodder run through a blender too high and too fast.
Dan Webster
Spokesman-Review (Washington)
July 8, 2014
Kid is nothing if not predictable.
Steve Rhodes
Internet Reviews
January 1, 2000
An hour and a half video aquarium for the kids.
Full Review | Original Score: 1.5/4
David Sterritt
Christian Science Monitor
May 22, 2013
Rarely do the well-financed wizards at Walt Disney Pictures cook up a movie this badly written, acted, and directed.
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Hal Hinson
Washington Post
January 1, 2000
Because of the square, lackluster way that director Michael Gottleib has staged his material, the whole production seems sort of limp and perfunctory.
Hollis Chacona
Austin Chronicle
January 1, 2000
Even with Nichols, decent production values, a pair of plucky princesses, and a few pleasant surprises tucked in here and there, A Kid in King Arthur's Court is a pretty prosaic picture.
Full Review | Original Score: 0.5/5
Chris Hicks
Deseret News, Salt Lake City
January 1, 2000
A negligible piece of juvenile fluff.
Kim Williamson
Boxoffice Magazine
June 5, 2002
For fantasy to work, two elements are required: an audience willing to suspend its disbelief, and a film able to create its own logically consistent world.
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Caryn James
New York Times
May 20, 2003
Sluggish and low-energy.
Full Review | Original Score: 1.5/5
Emanuel Levy
EmanuelLevy.Com
July 21, 2005
| Original Score: 2/5
Frank Swietek
One Guy's Opinion
November 7, 2008
| Original Score: 2/5
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Jeff Shannon
Seattle Times
May 22, 2013
It is numbingly bland, homogenized and deflated by an utter lack of original wit or charm. Worst of all, it is subtly but conspicuously condescending to its target audience.
Full Review | Original Score: 1.5/4
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John Petrakis
Chicago Tribune
May 22, 2013
Sitting through it, I found myself shuddering at what Disney may have in store for next summer.
Full Review | Original Score: 1/4
Rod Dreher
South Florida Sun-Sentinel
May 5, 2014
It looks and feels junky.

TV Guide's Movie Guide
April 25, 2012
Lame and surprisingly awkward from start to finish.
Full Review | Original Score: 2/4
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