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King Arthur Reviews

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November 20, 2004
A Guinevere, and an Arthur myth, for our times, if not for the ages.
July 8, 2004
If the film's only great scene is a direct lift from Eisenstein's Alexander Nevsky, the remainder is a dour Braveheart rehash.
July 8, 2004
Only during a face-off between the knights and Saxons on a frozen lake does the film approach anything resembling excitement.
Full Review | Original Score: 2/5
July 7, 2004
Such a bastardization of the tale that it works as neither history nor legend. And with the romance gone, only the blood and guts remain.
Read More | Original Score: 2/5
July 6, 2004
The term 'unintentional comedy' was coined for a movie such as this.
Full Review | Original Score: 1.5/4
July 4, 2004
By removing the romance and the magic from the story, the soul has been sucked out of it.
Full Review | Original Score: 2/4
July 12, 2004
Don't be ashamed if you prefer 'Camelot.'
July 7, 2004
Gimme an angry, bitter Mordred. Gimme seething, forbidden love and a noble leader tortured by treachery all around him. Gimme anything but this wannabe Braveheart.
Full Review | Original Score: 2/4
July 5, 2004
Braveheart meets the Round Table in this epicly atrocious version of the King Arthur legend. My advice is to follow the cast's lead and run screaming.
Full Review | Original Score: D+
July 8, 2004
Camelot gets changed a lot in this down-and-dirty, unmagical take on the Arthurian legends.
Full Review | Original Score: 2/5
July 7, 2004
If you're going to intentionally suck all the good parts out of a great tale, you'd best replace them with something besides dry political intrigue and predictable gimmickry.
Full Review | Original Score: 1.5/5
July 7, 2004
It's both drabber and less illuminating than the tales that have come before.
Read More | Original Score: 1/4
July 7, 2004
Clive Owen fails to engender much sympathy from the audience when attempting to rouse his troops for the umpteenth time against seemingly insurmountable odds.
April 26, 2004
Antoine Fuqua's unremarkably competent direction never elevates the material above second-rate Braveheart schlock.
Full Review | Original Score: 2/4
March 14, 2005
Read More | Original Score: 2.5/5
July 8, 2004
Swords, sorcerers, archery and mysticism rule in this big, silly popcorn adventure.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/5
August 16, 2004
Full Review | Original Score: D+
August 7, 2008
Full Review | Original Score: 2/5
September 6, 2017
The track record for film adaptations of the Arthur mythos is pretty shaky, but [this is still] the worst of them all.
Full Review | Original Score: 1.5/5
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