King Arthur Reviews

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July 28, 2004
King Arthur may be a more truthful retelling of the legend, but it's certainly a lot less fun.
July 25, 2004
A brave and admirable little endeavor here that creates a whole lot of grand chaos in just a little over two hours.
July 23, 2004
Franzoni's script mixes myth, fact and Hollywood hackwork. Whatever the character's "true identity," Owen's Arthur is one dull blade.
July 23, 2004
July 21, 2004
Offers top-flight entertainment for about half its length before slipping into complete formula.
July 21, 2004
Ambiguity, subtlety, and mixed-up heroes are not usually the makings of summer blockbusters, but it's still a fascinating, stirring, great-looking film.
July 21, 2004
A dim, cruddy collage of Dark Ages, sub-Conan the Barbarian mush. Talk about trashing an awesome bedtime story -- there aren't even any 'Knights who say nee!'
July 20, 2004
Seeking realism, director Antoine Fuqua conforms the Arthur legend. He makes it boring.
July 20, 2004
July 18, 2004
Whoever designed Knightly's "armor" has to be given a pat on the back by all of us who find her an object of sauciness and desire.
July 16, 2004
This Arthurian tale is more interested in the historical setting than the personalities within it.
July 15, 2004
The lamest blockbuster in some time.
July 15, 2004
A title card says this King Arthur, grimly directed by Antoine Fuqua, is based on the latest research into the mythic past. Maybe so. But one can't help thinking the research that really counted was that into the more recent box-office charts.
July 15, 2004
Gladiator lite.
July 14, 2004
Turns the Arthurian folks into one-liner spouting generic-buddy-picture characters with dubious hygiene, whose fates aren't likely to matter a damn bit to you.
July 13, 2004
After a while, [the film] leaves nothing to register but entwined limbs and falling ash.
July 13, 2004
It might not sit well with purists, but I for one was glad to see a new spin put on the story.
July 13, 2004
... a failure on so many levels that it's impossible not to feel a grudging affection for it.
July 13, 2004
July 12, 2004
I definitely liked more things than not.
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