Dec 29, 2021
A good production with some eccentric style, but a mostly bland and unfocused fairy tale reappropriation.
Aug 17, 2021
To borrow from a far superior film about this king -- 1975's Monty Python and the Holy Grail, of course -- it would be easier to cut down the mightiest tree in the forest with a herring than to willingly watch another entry in this errant enterprise.
Dec 5, 2020
The characters are generic and unsympathetic; the antagonists are evil solely because they're supposed to be; and random superpowers spoil the fun of hand-to-hand combat.
Aug 30, 2020
This is one of the duller and uglier blockbusters in recent Hollywood summer fare. Put that sword back where you found it Arthur, it's a bit blunt.
Jul 7, 2020
Whilst Ritchie tries to retell a classic legendary tale in modern cinema graphics, he loses all focus on character development and captivating storytelling.
Jul 1, 2020
It's crazy, but not quite crazy enough. And though there are delirious highs, there are crushing, cringe-inducing lows.
May 7, 2020
If there is a next King Arthur movie, maybe whoever is in charge can scale things back a bit and spend more time compiling a group of interesting characters. What we have here is just so much muck.
Mar 26, 2020
The thing is, even in these moments where it looks like Ritchie's sensibilities are emerging from the muck (it's a very muddy movie, visually), it becomes clear how mismatched his style is to this sort of thing.
Feb 19, 2020
I think the right cast could have risen above all this nonsense. With one exception, everybody does fine with their underwritten roles...
Jan 24, 2020
King Arthur would've been a mess if its cast hadn't gone all-in with dedicating themselves to their roles...
Oct 18, 2019
While the end result does garner a fair amount of entertainment, it also leads the audience through a muddled, almost non-existent plot, visually dark sequences that cause eyestrain, and more disappointment at the underutilization of star Charlie Hunnam.
Oct 10, 2019
The legend of Arthur is somewhat swallowed by the monstrosity of Ritchie's spectacle, which is another endless montage of slickly edited action sequences.
Sep 10, 2019
With Guy Ritchie co-writing and directing King Arthur: The Legend of the Sword, it feels more like he's trying to pull a rabbit out of a hat.
Aug 13, 2019
The invention dies in the idea of recreating a King Arthur with mythological action, when trying to squeeze eight different films in one. [Full Review in Spanish]
Jul 17, 2019
This reviewer legitimately fell asleep through the entirety of the film's final sword fight but was wide awake for the epilogue that amounts to little more than idle banter about building a round table. Take that as you will.
Jun 25, 2019
In this retelling of the familiar legend, Guy Ritchie gets some character names right, and there are swords. Other than that, this is like a candid pic of King Arthur compared with his profile pic.
May 22, 2019
King Arthur: Legend of the Sword seems to jump from high fantasy insanity to gritty reboot and can't find a consistent tone.