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Krull

Krull (1983)

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Release Date: Jul 29, 1983 Wide

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Meant to be a whimsical sword-and-sorcery film about a prince out to save his princess from the jaws of the Beast, Krull has enough scenes borrowed from blockbuster predecessors (Raiders of the Lost Ark, E.T., Robin Hood, Star Wars) and is gentle enough to be rather derivative, ordinary fare. Prince Colwyn (Ken Marshall) has inherited a kingdom under siege by the evil Beast, and not only has to rid the land of the monster, but he has to rescue his bride Lyssa (Lysette Anthony) from the Beast's

Apr 3, 2001

Columbia Pictures

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All Critics (24) | Top Critics (3) | Fresh (6) | Rotten (12) | DVD (11)

You enjoy it for that long-ago ten-year-old who remembers how great it seemed.

July 31, 2013 Full Review Source: Mania.com
Mania.com

Despite the heaps of '80s hair and the special-effect sparks added to the clanking of swords, this is richer stuff than anything by Lucas before it, or Peter Jackson after it.

February 14, 2010 Full Review Source: CinePassion | Comment (1)
CinePassion

The only real fun comes from guessing which cinematic predecessor it'll rip off next.

November 3, 2005 Full Review Source: Lessons of Darkness | Comments (3)
Lessons of Darkness

Dreadful.

September 28, 2005 | Comments (4)
Juicy Cerebellum

dark and creepy

September 19, 2004
Shadows on the Wall

Pretty dumb, although the glass spider is cool...

December 30, 2003
Kalamazoo Gazette

Deserves a bigger cult following than it has.

November 28, 2003 | Comment (1)
New Times

A real treat for fans of the quest genre.

October 10, 2001 Full Review Source: eFilmCritic.com
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Audience Reviews for Krull

Classic British fantasy film with a classic cast line up of future stars. The plot is very basic and very cliched, you can guess whats gonna happen a mile off but its just so damn cool you gotta forgive all that.
The baddies are like Cybermen in black and the huge evil monster in the dark castle is quite scary hehe scared me when I was a kid haha.
The whole Krull world is really well done and pretty expansive, even though it is dated now it still looks really nice, the costumes aren't too bad and the action is quite strong and works well. Its hard to explain but Krull is just one of those films that works yet you dont know quite why :)
November 19, 2011
phubbs1

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When I was younger I loved this movie. damn you nostalgia!
December 12, 2009
Godless

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A quintessential 1980's fantasy film. The film quite simply contains every important epic storybook fantasy trope, and blends it into a charmingly campy under-the-radar film. What the film lacks in execution, it more than makes up for in ambition and storytelling. A wonderful introduction to the genre of Adventure Fantasy beyond "The Neverending Story", or the genre's comedic spoof, "The Princess Bride"
July 26, 2009
dhetteix

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    1. Torquil: Only the king and his Mareschal has the keys.
    2. Prince Colwyn: That's right.
    – Submitted by Rodrigo S (22 months ago)
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