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A Knight's Tale Reviews

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Peter Keough
Boston Phoenix

Now that class struggle and Western literature have been debased, all that's left is the music of Queen - " We Will Rock You " plays whenever the tilting begins.

Full Review Source: Boston Phoenix

March 24, 2002
Mark Dujsik
Mark Reviews Movies

While this risk has its pay-offs and its flaws, overall, the film is predictable and clichéd, and I more than once had a feeling of déjà vu.

Full Review Source: Mark Reviews Movies | Original Score: 2.5/4

February 26, 2002
Rich Cline
Shadows on the Wall

There's enough intelligent wit and physical goofiness to keep us smiling, and the occasional shift to serious drama, sentimentality and romance isn't too clunky.

Full Review Source: Shadows on the Wall | Original Score: 3.5/5

December 10, 2001
Rob Vaux
Flipside Movie Emporium

the sort of film that junior high school students will adore... and then rent ten years from now and wonder what they were thinking.

Full Review Source: Flipside Movie Emporium | Original Score: C

October 24, 2001
Scott Weinberg
eFilmCritic.com

The anachronistic music I can deal with. It was the sheer boredom that annoyed me.

Full Review Source: eFilmCritic.com | Original Score: 3/10

October 10, 2001
Philip French
Guardian

It's an enjoyable romp and Heath Ledger is a likeably vulnerable hero and Mark Addy a good-natured realistic foil.

Full Review Source: Guardian

September 17, 2001
Anwar Brett
BBC.com

The approach may be highly original, just as the ingredients are familiar but Helgeland has fashioned a delicious new recipe from them.

Full Review Source: BBC.com | Original Score: 4/5

September 4, 2001
Peter Rainer
New York Magazine/Vulture
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Instead of pulling young audiences imaginatively back into the past, A Knight's Tale cheapens the process by demonstrating that there's no essential difference between then and now.

Full Review Source: New York Magazine/Vulture

August 6, 2001

Like Shrek, A Knight's Tale takes its soundtrack from pop songs of today, but, not at all like Shrek, A Knight's Tale is insulting, boring, and sad.

Full Review | Original Score: 2

June 14, 2001
Rita Kempley
Washington Post
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The movie promises to rock you, and much of the time it does.

Full Review Source: Washington Post | Original Score: 3.5/5

June 11, 2001
Richard Schickel
TIME Magazine
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The result is half Python, half Ivanhoe -- and not as much fun as either.

Full Review Source: TIME Magazine | Original Score: 3/5

June 4, 2001
Joe Leydon
San Francisco Examiner

As much a marketing ploy as a full-blown movie.

June 4, 2001
Mike McGranaghan
Aisle Seat

The jousting scenes are incredible to watch.

Full Review Source: Aisle Seat | Original Score: 3/4

June 3, 2001
David Keyes
Cinemaphile.org

...this is the kind of movie that has no interest whatsoever in at least operating inside respectable boundaries.

Full Review Source: Cinemaphile.org | Original Score: 2/4

June 1, 2001
Eric Monder
Film Journal International

A delightful fable.

Full Review Source: Film Journal International

June 1, 2001
Shay Casey
Jacksonville Film Journal

A confused bore of a picture, intermittently entertaining, but bogged down by so many dull patches that it barely seems to be moving at all.

Full Review Source: Jacksonville Film Journal | Original Score: 2/5

May 31, 2001

Ledger is an appealing hero, and the movie is harmless enough.

Full Review

May 29, 2001
Marshall Fine
Journal News (Westchester, NY)

So much swashbuckling silliness, a romantic adventure film that tips its hand long before it reaches the final joust.

Full Review Source: Journal News (Westchester, NY)

May 23, 2001
Laura Clifford
Reeling Reviews

"A Knight's Tale" is a bold melding of a modern rock score and culture with the medieval jousting tournament circuit of the 14th century.

Full Review Source: Reeling Reviews | Original Score: B

May 23, 2001
Eric D. Snider
EricDSnider.com

You just go with it, and you have fun.

Full Review Source: EricDSnider.com | Original Score: B+

May 22, 2001
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