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Quest For Camelot (1998)

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29

Average Rating: 5.8/10
Critic Reviews: 7
Fresh: 2 | Rotten: 5

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audience

60

liked it
Average Rating: 3.1/5
User Ratings: 26,579

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Movie Info

For this feature-length foray into Arthurian animation, screenwriters Kirk DeMicco (A Day in November), William Schifrin (Townies), Jacqueline Feather (Dancing in the Dark), and David Seidler (Tucker, Dancing in the Dark) adapted The King's Damosel (1976) by British novelist Vera Chapman. The 85-minute tale follows independent, strong-willed Kayley (Jessalyn Gilsig voice, with the singing of Andrea Corr), who hopes to follow the path of her late father, Sir Lionel (Gabriel Byrne), a brave Knight

Oct 20, 1998

Warner Bros. Pictures

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All Critics (36) | Top Critics (11) | Fresh (8) | Rotten (14) | DVD (1)

Decent full-length animated musical drama.

December 28, 2010 Full Review Source: Common Sense Media
Common Sense Media

Quest for Camelot" slavishly follows the formula Disney minted with "The Little Mermaid."

June 20, 2002 Full Review
Northwest Herald (Crystal Lake, IL)

An enjoyable animated feature with three buoyant songs to convey the quest theme.

March 2, 2002 Full Review Source: Spirituality and Practice
Spirituality and Practice

Although not a bad movie, it is an almost terminally bland one.

January 1, 2000 Full Review Source: Internet Reviews
Internet Reviews

The talents of the actors are pretty much ignored, in favor of warmed-over bits reminiscent of Robin Williams' genie character, sans energy.

January 1, 2000 Full Review Source: Film Journal International
Film Journal International

If this shoddy enterprise is what it considers topline animated entertainment, [Warner Bros.] is a mere pretender to the Mouse's throne.

January 1, 2000 Full Review Source: TheMovieReport.com
TheMovieReport.com

Audience Reviews for Quest For Camelot

This was the company that would make the Iron Giant in a few years? Wow. The characters were uninteresting, the villain was over the top and had no personality and the heroine...Well she isn't very heroic. It's just not very good.

Let's start out with some of the good. There was one character who I found interesting. Garrett. Garrett is a blind hermit with martial arts skills who is slowly rebuilding his place in society. I can honestly say he's a pretty cool character. He deserved a better movie than this.

Also, there were a few action scenes that were nice. I liked the half man/weaponry raid on Camelot. It had kind of a "Troy" feel to it.

Alas, there was far more bad than good. First of all, Kayley was a very unlikeably character. Her story wasn;t interesting, she doesn't really do anything heroic (Garrett pretty much does everything for her)and she was at times annoying. I'm all into the tom boy heroine thing, but it was too stereotypical here.

The villain was even worse. He was almost as overacted as the cast of Sharkboy and Lavagirl, and he didn;t really have a personality. He doesn't form diabolocal plans for dictatorship like Scar and he doesn't poison the minds of others like Frollo. And as for his song. Ummmmm...No!

There wasn;t much of a plot really. Basically, Kayley has too keep the sword away from the villain but return it to Camelot...Even thiough the villain is in Camelot. Nothing like lo0ng term planning, eh?

If you still REALLY want to see this movie, I suggest you just watch the Nostalgia Critic review.
May 20, 2011
Marc L.
Marc Lewis

Super Reviewer

This was a nice movie. Good to watch with your family. Funny and entertaining. Though I felt tiny tint of boring feeling while watching it. But that was bearable and also ignorable. Some dialogues were really funny. And the animation was okay. Not as bad as "The Black Cauldron".
October 19, 2010
3niR
Dead Angel

Super Reviewer

one of my favorite animated features the actors were great the only thing i dont like is ruber hes kind of annoying but other than that a classic
July 19, 2010
michael e.
Michael Edwards

Super Reviewer

pretty fun family film that i watched with my son. there are some things here that are even dopey for a kids movie but i was entertained.
March 16, 2007
sanjurosamurai
danny d

Super Reviewer

    1. Garrett: Don't you understand the reason why you can't fly is because you can't agree on anything. There must be something you can agree on. You both love Kayley don't you?
    – Submitted by MarieBella C (10 months ago)
    1. Ruber: The ogre's butt.
    – Submitted by Max O (15 months ago)
    1. Kayley: But mother Excalibur's been stolen I must go after it!
    2. Juliana: That is a job for the Knights not a young girl!
    3. Kayley: But I want to be a knight, slay dragons, recusing Damsels in distress, what is a Damsel in distress anyway?
    4. Juliana: Now Kayley settle down and try on your new dress!
    5. Kayley: But mother I don't want a new dress I want to save Camelot! If you just let me I know I could find Excalibur all on my own!
    6. Juliana: The Knights will find the sword and they'll do it by working together!
    7. Kayley: While I'm 'stuck' working here, taking care of the farm collecting the eggs boring! where's the glory in that?!
    8. Juliana: Kayley one day you'll learn what Camelot means until then you'll stay here with me!
    9. Kayley: Oh all right! [runs up to her room]
    10. Juliana: [looks up at a family portrait zeroing in on Lionel's face] What would you do?
    – Submitted by MarieBella C (19 months ago)
    1. Kayley: Father do you really have to go?
    2. Lionel: I'm afraid I must Kayley you know the King's Knights will be here soon.
    3. Kayley: Tell me again why you became a Knight
    4. Juliana: Kayley! You've heard it a thousand times!
    5. Lionel: Oh but it's find dear. Well my daughter before you were born the land was dark and treacherous. The people stood divided brother fighting brother. The one hope for peace was in the legendary sword Excalibur. For it was said whoever could pull this ancient sword from it's stone would become king and unite the people. Many tried all failed. Then on the very day that you were born a unknown hero stepped forth. His name was Arthur, and he was that true king. With Excalibur at his side he led us out of the darkness. And together we built the greatest kingdom on earth. Everyone rejoiced.
    6. Kayley: Camelot!
    7. Lionel: (Holding up his shield) And so these three rings represent the unity of our kingdom. As a Knight I took a oath. To protect, Camelot, King Arthur, and Excalibur.
    8. Kayley: The Knights are here!
    9. Lionel: I must go now Kayley the King has called his Knights for a special day in Camelot
    10. Kayley: I'm coming with you Daddy!
    11. Lionel: Yes when you're old enough Kayley. I will take you to Camelot I promise! I love, you!
    12. Kayley: One day I will be a Knight, like Father.
    – Submitted by MarieBella C (19 months ago)
    1. Kayley: Hey, your falcon has silver wings!
    2. Garrett: *Really?* I'll have to take your word for it.
    3. Kayley: Oh, no. I'm sorry, it just means he knows where Excalibur is!
    4. Garrett: Sure he does, it's in Camelot. You know, big castle, lots of flags...
    5. Kayley: No it's somewhere in the forest, Ruber has stolen it and taken my mother hostage, I must find the sword and return it to Arthur or Camelot and my mother are doomed!
    6. Garrett: [listening to Ayden] Excalibur 'is' here? Right we're going after it!
    7. Kayley: Great!
    8. Garrett: Not you! Me and Ayden we work alone!
    9. Kayley: Well I see no reason why I can't come along! I stand alone too, I'm just asking for your help this once.
    10. Garrett: All right but don't give me any trouble!
    – Submitted by MarieBella C (19 months ago)
    1. Kayley: That was incredible! How you fought those creatures how you got rid of that that thing! You're amazing you're not even listening to me!
    2. Garrett: Great it took me two weeks to make this net!
    3. Kayley: Your net, you 'saved' my life thank you!
    4. Garrett: Well anyone can make a mistake.
    5. Kayley: Oh I get it this is were King Arthur sends his unfunny jesters right?
    6. Garrett: Now I will thank you!
    7. Kayley: For what?
    8. Garrett: For reminding me why I'm a hermit good day!
    9. Kayley: Wait what's your name?
    10. Garrett: It's Garret.
    11. Kayley: I'm Kayley, Garret why won't you look at me when I'm talking to you? Oh I didn't realize you were-
    12. Garrett: What? Tall? Rugged? Handsome?
    13. Kayley: Blind
    14. Garrett: You know I 'always' forget that one!
    – Submitted by MarieBella C (19 months ago)
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