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First Knight Reviews

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Philip Martin
Arkansas Democrat-Gazette
January 10, 2005
| Original Score: 1/5
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Roger Ebert
Chicago Sun-Times
January 1, 2000
The movie is entertaining enough in its own way, and Sean Connery makes a splendid King Arthur, but compared with the earlier films[Rob Roy and Braveheart] this one seems thin and unconvincing.
Full Review | Original Score: 2/4
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James Berardinelli
ReelViews
January 1, 2000
Bad acting, dumb dialogue, and confusing cinematography abound, creating one of the most shoddy Camelot stories to date.
Full Review | Original Score: 2/4
Michael Szymanski
Zap2it.com
April 27, 2003
| Original Score: 1/5
Rob Vaux
Flipside Movie Emporium
January 11, 2003
Whoever thought Richard Gere would make a good Lancelot needs to be found and sterilized.
| Original Score: 1/5
Rob Gonsalves
eFilmCritic.com
January 1, 2000
There's something sick about a Camelot movie in which the point of the great Arthur's death is to bring the lovers together in a guilt-free union.
Full Review | Original Score: 2/5
Carol Cling
Las Vegas Review-Journal
September 5, 2003
| Original Score: 2/5
Peter Canavese
Groucho Reviews
April 21, 2008
Goes for a pass as a shallow but occasionally rousing swordfighting flick with a handful of thoughtful scenes...has something those other pictures don't have: Sean Connery as King Arthur.
| Original Score: 2.5/4
Dragan Antulov
rec.arts.movies.reviews
November 26, 2002
Full Review| Original Score: 2/10
Monica Hayde
Palo Alto Weekly
May 20, 2003
| Original Score: 2.5/4
Brian Mckay
eFilmCritic.com
March 21, 2003
Bland and over-romanticized treatment of the Arthurian legend. Gere ridiculously miscast as Lancelot. Watch Boorman's EXCALIBUR instead.
| Original Score: 2/5
Kevin A. Ranson
MovieCrypt.com
April 6, 2003
No Merlin, no magic, no way.
| Original Score: 1/5
Madeleine Williams
Cinematter
January 1, 2000
Colorful, but ultimately disappointing...
Full Review | Original Score: 2/4
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John Teegarden
Film.com
January 1, 2000
I've never seen a film -- whether it was based on a book, a play, or in this case a timeless legend -- treat its source material with such cavalier disregard.
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Sean P. Means
Film.com
January 1, 2000
...lots of action and chivalrous pomp, but no magic.
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Rita Kempley
Washington Post
January 1, 2000
Pillaged of such mainstays as Merlin and Morgan le Fay-as well as magic, majesty and depth-'Camelot' has become 'Camelite.'
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Eve Zibart
Washington Post
January 1, 2000
There's swordplay to the hilt, but the story itself never quite gets in Gere.
Joey O'Bryan
Austin Chronicle
January 1, 2000
Full Review | Original Score: 2/5
Chris Hicks
Deseret News, Salt Lake City
January 1, 2000
...has so many wild cliffhanger situations that you may expect the film's action to stop at some point as 'To Be Continued . . . ' pops up on the screen.
Full Review | Original Score: 1.5/4
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Kenneth Turan
Los Angeles Times
February 13, 2001
The problem for him[Gere], and the film, comes when the non-physical acting begins.
April 17, 2002
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Janet Maslin
New York Times
May 20, 2003
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Globe and Mail
April 12, 2002
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Time Out
January 26, 2006
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Variety
February 23, 2012
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