King Arthur Reviews

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August 3, 2004
July 29, 2004
Attaches itself to the Arthurian legend like some parasitic worm
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 12, 2004
I loved the notion of the Dark Ages as the Wild West with swords. Thumbs up.
July 10, 2004
If this is history demystified, give me myth.
July 10, 2004
It's hard to care about a valiant groping for accuracy when a story is so badly told you can't tell what the devil is going on.
July 9, 2004
By going back to its origins and dusting itself off, the King Arthur story has proved itself to have a very contemporary resonance.
July 8, 2004
Profoundly stupid and inept, but it's an endless source of giggles.
July 8, 2004
If King Arthur is as magnificently ridiculous as any Bruckheimer picture, its thuggish charms, which owe as much to Monty Python as to Sam Peckinpah, more than pick up the slack.
July 8, 2004
Though King Arthur is set in ancient times, there's not much difference between this movie and Fuqua's recent film Tears of the Sun.
July 7, 2004
It's a solid, somber, rousing piece of studio zirconium: cobbled together from Gladiator, Braveheart, Lord of the Rings, The Magnificent Seven, and five tons of Hollywood hooey.
July 7, 2004
That the movie works is because of the considerable production qualities and the charisma of the actors, who bring more interest to the characters than they deserve.
July 7, 2004
A fine pretender to the historical action crown Ridley Scott's Gladiator reforged.
July 7, 2004
For all this silly spin, King Arthur is a better movie than you might have expected.
July 7, 2004
Most folks, when asked about the legend of King Arthur, don't immediately conjure up an image of Keira Knightley in a leather bikini.
July 7, 2004
This middling King Arthur doesn't waste time developing character -- or coherence -- when a big, joyless, synthetic battle will do.
July 7, 2004
May the gods protect us from modernists messing with our myths.
July 7, 2004
Forget all that accuracy business and just enjoy the movie for what it is: a large-scale, passably engrossing tale of valiant knights doing valiant deeds.
July 7, 2004
This version has action, yes, but the love triangle among Arthur, Guinevere and Lancelot is diluted, and there's nothing exuberant about a dutiful slog through the muck.
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