Black Knight (2001)

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Critic Consensus: Black Knight feels like a lazily constructed movie, filled with lame gags and constant mugging from Lawrence.

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Screenwriter Darryl Quarles follows up his smash hit Big Momma's House (2000) with another raucous Martin Lawrence collaboration. Lawrence stars as Jamal Walker, an employee at a medieval-themed mini-golf course who wakes up in 14th century England after a blow to the head. Jamal has soon allied himself with a peasant girl and a broken-down ex-knight to defeat the evil King Leo (Kevin Conway) and his bullying minion, Sir Knolte (Tom Wilkinson). In the meantime, Jamal busts some modern dance moves on the medieval dance floor and encounters such intriguing residents of the period as knaves, peasants, archers, jousting knights, maidens, a princess, and even a giant. Black Knight (2001) is the sophomore directing vehicle of longtime television producer Gil Junger, who joins Lawrence in replacing the team originally attached to this comic vehicle, director F. Gary Gray and star Chris Tucker. ~ Karl Williams, Rovi
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PG-13 (for language, sexual/crude humor and battle violence)
Genre:
Action & Adventure , Comedy , Science Fiction & Fantasy
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Cast

Martin Lawrence
as Jamal Walker
Marsha Thomason
as Victoria/Nicole
Tom Wilkinson
as Knolte
Vincent Regan
as Percival
Kevin Conway
as King Leo
Jeannette Weegar
as Princess Regina
Erik Jensen
as Derek
Helen Carey
as The Queen
Isabell Monk
as Mrs. Bostick
Kevin Stillwell
as Knight #1
Michael Post
as Young Man
Tim Parati
as Puppeteer
Mark Joy
as First Guard
Joe Inscoe
as Second Guard
Leslie Dilley
as Man #2
Angel Desai
as Vindy
Graham F. Smith
as Royal Messenger
Mark Jeffrey Miller
as Peasant #1
Zach Hanner
as Third Guard
Greg Cooper
as Rebel Leader
Mark Pitt
as Crowd Member
Jason Chimonides
as Soldier #2
Robert Jr. Leddy
as Rebel #1
William Boyer
as Rebel #2/ Guard Captain
Denise S. Bass
as Rebel #3
Eric Paisley
as Rebel #4
John Cronin
as Dancer
Marty Dew
as Dancer
Bonnie Dixon
as Dancer
Mark Evans
as Dancer
Chris Madray
as Dancer
Babs McCullen
as Dancer
Jaime Moffett
as Dancer
Dena Rizzo
as Dancer
Monica Semon
as Dancer
D'Juan Watts
as Dancer
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Critic Reviews for Black Knight

All Critics (96) | Top Critics (28)

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Full Review… | February 8, 2006
Time Out
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Full Review… | November 6, 2002
Minneapolis Star Tribune
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August 9, 2002
Denver Rocky Mountain News
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Full Review… | June 19, 2002
Atlanta Journal-Constitution
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December 10, 2001
Detroit News
Top Critic

A single fish-out-of-water joke told over and over again.

December 10, 2001
Washington Post
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Audience Reviews for Black Knight

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Josh Lewis
Josh Lewis

Super Reviewer

While it's not one of the best comedies I've ever seen, it's still really good. Some nice fight scenes, some great humor, a good script for a comedy. I thoroughly enjoyed it, and it deserves a bit better than 14%. Granted, there were a few scenes that weren't that funny. The extremely forced "Dance to the Music" scene in the castle was probably the films lowlight. Most of the other jokes at least bring a smile though. Also, the film seems to take a little to long to get to it's point. Luckily there is some good. Most of the jokes were actually pretty funny, and one or two were laugh out funny. It seems to be less of a great script as it is funny actors. I guess this was before Lawrence started to get really unfunny with movies like "Rebound", becuase he actually does a really good performance. For a comedy, the plot is pretty cool. You'll have to see the movie though. I think it was a parody of "A Kid in King Arthur's Court" and a really good one. Over all, is it amazing? No. But it's enjoyable, and a good movie to see if you have a Martin Lawrence obsessed friend/girlfriend/boyfriend.

Marc Lewis
Marc Lewis

Super Reviewer

More comical than expected, lots of predictability, but a light hearted, easy watching, no brainer

Lady D'arbanville
Lady D'arbanville

Super Reviewer

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