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Black Knight Reviews

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Nell Minow
Common Sense Media
December 22, 2010
Martin Lawrence amuses in raunchy comedy.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/5
Jeffrey Westhoff
Northwest Herald (Crystal Lake, IL)
June 2, 2003
Lawrence relies on his usual act as the hip black guy surrounded by square white men.
Full Review| Original Score: 2/4
David Nusair
Reel Film Reviews
September 26, 2002
The first 23 minutes of Black Knight (yes, I timed it) are easily the most effective...
Full Review | Original Score: 2.5/4
Mark Palermo
The Coast (Halifax, Nova Scotia)
September 3, 2002
If Army of Darkness was remade by members of the KKK, the results would likely approximate Black Knight.
Full Review
August 1, 2002
| Original Score: 0.5/4
Audrey Rock-Richardson
Tooele Transcript-Bulletin (Utah)
May 29, 2002
Lawrence chooses to rely solely on his fourth-grade instincts to get him through the film, with no sidekick to dilute his overbearingly tacky style.
Full Review | Original Score: D
John J. Puccio
Movie Metropolis
April 12, 2002
...there's not a lot in it that will offend anyone...unless you count dull, boring, and unoriginal as offensive.
| Original Score: 4/10
Frank Ochieng
Movie Eye
March 4, 2002 about as hilarious as skinny-dipping in an alligator-infested moat.
Full Review | Original Score: 1.5/4
Michael Dequina
January 3, 2002
Martin Lawrence can be hysterically funny. You'd never guess that from watching the remarkably wasteful endeavor.
Full Review | Original Score: 0.5/4
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Michael O'Sullivan
Washington Post
December 10, 2001
A single fish-out-of-water joke told over and over again.
| Original Score: 1.5/5
Eric Monder
Film Journal International
December 9, 2001
More a pair of Jacks than a royal flush.
Mike McGranaghan
Aisle Seat
December 5, 2001
This is the kind of role Lawrence can phone in, and that is exactly what he has done.
Full Review | Original Score: 2/4
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Scott Von Doviak
Fort Worth Star-Telegram/
December 5, 2001
Mark Twain managed to pen A Connecticut Yankee all by his lonesome, but three highly-paid Hollywood writers were needed to put together this lazy retread.
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Richard Roeper
Ebert & Roeper
December 3, 2001
Martin Lawrence [stars] as a theme park worker who falls into a scummy moat and surfaces in the Middle Ages -- perhaps in search of people who would find his humor fresh and original. No such luck.
Scott Weinberg
December 1, 2001
If you've seen the trailer, you've seen the movie. One's a lot longer than the other.
Full Review | Original Score: 1/5
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Claudia Puig
USA Today
November 29, 2001
Tedious and predictable.
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Mark Holcomb
Village Voice
November 27, 2001
Paint-by-numbers cliché-fest.
Shawn Levy
November 26, 2001
Are there worse movies than Black Knight? Yes -- and there are worse agonies than being stabbed with a butter knife.
Eric Lurio
Greenwich Village Gazette
November 26, 2001
There's too much shuck'n'jive here and not enough genuine funny stuff going on.
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Joe Leydon
November 26, 2001
Black Knight isn't awful, strictly speaking, just tepid and predictable.
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