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The Court Jester Reviews

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Top Critic
Geoff Andrew
Time Out
June 24, 2006
Whether it's really watchable depends on what you feel about the charmless Kaye, whose vehicle this is from start to finish.
Sam Adams
The Dissolve
December 16, 2013
Rightly regarded as one of the peaks of Kaye's career.
Full Review | Original Score: 4/5
Philip Martin
Arkansas Democrat-Gazette
December 8, 2002
| Original Score: 3/5
Nell Minow
Movie Mom at Yahoo! Movies
April 13, 2002
| Original Score: 5/5
Nell Minow
Common Sense Media
December 28, 2010
Terrific family fun.
Full Review | Original Score: 5/5
Tom Hutchinson
Radio Times
March 24, 2014
It's as much horseplay as swordplay and, altogether, a witty delight.
Full Review | Original Score: 4/5
James Rocchi
November 7, 2002
Full Review | Original Score: 5/5
Cole Abaius
Film School Rejects
February 11, 2009
With most comedies that were still reveling in the world of Vaudeville despite three decades of separation, The Court Jester throws the kitchen sink at the audience.
Top Critic
Variety Staff
January 28, 2011
Costumed swashbucklers undergo a happy spoofing in The Court Jester with Danny Kaye heading the fun-poking.
Christopher Null
January 1, 2000
The film has a few classic moments.
| Original Score: 3.5/5
Jeffrey Westhoff
Northwest Herald (Crystal Lake, IL)
September 6, 2002
| Original Score: 3/5
Dennis Schwartz
Ozus' World Movie Reviews
March 23, 2008
The cleverly written plot is suitable for Kaye's talent.
Full Review | Original Score: B-
Carol Cling
Las Vegas Review-Journal
August 22, 2003
| Original Score: 5/5
David Kaplan
Kaplan vs. Kaplan
March 1, 2008
| Original Score: 4/5
Daniel M. Kimmel
Worcester Telegram & Gazette
April 3, 2004
| Original Score: 3/5
Ken Hanke
Mountain Xpress (Asheville, NC)
May 31, 2004
If Danny Kaye doesn't find you wishing you had a gun on you, this is one of his better efforts.
| Original Score: 3/5
Steven D. Greydanus
Decent Films Guide
March 2, 2004
See Errol Flynn in Robin Hood — and then see Kaye in Court Jester. The former is the ultimate swashbuckler; the latter the ultimate swashbuckler spoof.
Full Review | Original Score: A+
Tony Toscano
Talking Pictures (U.S.)
January 14, 2004
| Original Score: 4/5
Emanuel Levy
June 11, 2005
| Original Score: 3/5
Top Critic
Bosley Crowther
New York Times
March 25, 2006
It's good fun.
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