A Kid in King Arthur's Court Reviews

July 8, 2014
This lame effort, Disney's latest live-action motion picture for children, owes a big, fat nod for its plot to Mark Twain's A Connecticut Yankee in King Arthur's Court. In no way, however, does it improve upon the original
July 8, 2014
Kid is nothing if not predictable.
May 5, 2014
It looks and feels junky.
May 22, 2013
Sitting through it, I found myself shuddering at what Disney may have in store for next summer.
May 22, 2013
It is numbingly bland, homogenized and deflated by an utter lack of original wit or charm. Worst of all, it is subtly but conspicuously condescending to its target audience.
May 22, 2013
It's a missed opportunity for introducing the Mortal Kombat generation to medieval combat that was really mortal.
May 22, 2013
Rarely do the well-financed wizards at Walt Disney Pictures cook up a movie this badly written, acted, and directed.
April 25, 2012
Lame and surprisingly awkward from start to finish.
March 26, 2009
The ragtag adaptation by Michael Part and Robert Levy is familiar fodder run through a blender too high and too fast.
November 7, 2008
July 21, 2005
May 20, 2003
Sluggish and low-energy.
May 14, 2003
October 30, 2002
June 5, 2002
For fantasy to work, two elements are required: an audience willing to suspend its disbelief, and a film able to create its own logically consistent world.
January 1, 2000
There's nothing particularly wrong with A Kid in King Arthur's Court and nothing right with it, either.
January 1, 2000
Because of the square, lackluster way that director Michael Gottleib has staged his material, the whole production seems sort of limp and perfunctory.
January 1, 2000
Even with Nichols, decent production values, a pair of plucky princesses, and a few pleasant surprises tucked in here and there, A Kid in King Arthur's Court is a pretty prosaic picture.
January 1, 2000
A negligible piece of juvenile fluff.
January 1, 2000
An hour and a half video aquarium for the kids.