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First Knight Reviews

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Owen Gleiberman
Entertainment Weekly
September 7, 2011
Full Review | Original Score: B+
Brian Webster
Apollo Guide
April 23, 2008
While director Jerry Zucker seems to have been intent on dragging the film to the mushy middle, it's still more entertaining than most comparable Middle Ages-set movies.
Read More | Original Score: 72/100
Forrest Hartman
Reno Gazette-Journal
April 15, 2005
| Original Score: 3/5
Rebecca Murray
About.com
September 18, 2003
| Original Score: 4/5
Ryan Cracknell
Movie Views
August 27, 2003
| Original Score: 3/5
Jon Niccum
Lawrence Journal-World
July 15, 2003
| Original Score: 3/5
Cory Cheney
Urban Tulsa Weekly
May 14, 2003
| Original Score: 3/5
Linda Cook
Quad City Times (Davenport, IA)
December 22, 2002
| Original Score: 4/5
Frederic and Mary Ann Brussat
Spirituality and Practice
August 30, 2002
Spectacular entertainment with a king-sized serving of romance and ritual.
David Poland
Hot Button
July 26, 2002
| Original Score: 3/5
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Peter Travers
Rolling Stone
May 12, 2001
Whenever Zucker stops piling on battle scenes as if he were directing Braveheart, his film casts a romantic spell.
Read More | Original Score: 3.5/4
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Todd McCarthy
Variety
February 13, 2001
Aside from casting Richard Gere as Lancelot, First Knight marches out as an agreeably intelligent, mature and well-mounted telling of the legendary King Arthur story.
Christine James
Boxoffice Magazine
January 1, 2000
Braveheart and Rob Roy told the story better.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/5
Bruce Kirkland
Jam! Movies
January 1, 2000
With guys like Connery and Gere as your heroes, you don't need cheap tricks. First Knight is just slightly second rate as a result.
Read More | Original Score: 3/5
Joe Baltake
Sacramento Bee
January 1, 2000
...lushly romantic, almost quaint...
Full Review | Original Score: 3/4
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Susan Wloszczyna
USA Today
January 1, 2000
[I]f you tingle at the sound of metal unsheathing and the sight of flaming arrows whizzing through moonlight, you'll probably be swept away by this shining Knight in amour.
Read More | Original Score: 3/4
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Edward Guthmann
San Francisco Chronicle
January 1, 2000
...a handsome, entertaining twist on the King Arthur legend...
Full Review | Original Score: 3/4
Barbara Shulgasser
San Francisco Examiner
January 1, 2000
...First Knight has all the elements of a crowd-pleaser.
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Richard Schickel
TIME Magazine
January 1, 2000
[E]very era has the right--maybe even the duty--to reinvent the Arthurian legend according to its lights, and so there is something instructive and entertaining about this version.
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Entertainment Weekly
July 7, 1995
Full Review | Original Score: B+
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