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A Knight's Tale Reviews

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Peter Keough
Boston Phoenix
March 24, 2002
Now that class struggle and Western literature have been debased, all that's left is the music of Queen - " We Will Rock You " plays whenever the tilting begins.
Mark Dujsik
Mark Reviews Movies
February 26, 2002
While this risk has its pay-offs and its flaws, overall, the film is predictable and clichéd, and I more than once had a feeling of déjà vu.
Full Review | Original Score: 2.5/4
Rich Cline
Shadows on the Wall
December 10, 2001
There's enough intelligent wit and physical goofiness to keep us smiling, and the occasional shift to serious drama, sentimentality and romance isn't too clunky.
Full Review | Original Score: 3.5/5
Rob Vaux
Flipside Movie Emporium
October 24, 2001
the sort of film that junior high school students will adore... and then rent ten years from now and wonder what they were thinking.
Full Review | Original Score: C
Scott Weinberg
October 10, 2001
The anachronistic music I can deal with. It was the sheer boredom that annoyed me.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/10
Philip French
September 17, 2001
It's an enjoyable romp and Heath Ledger is a likeably vulnerable hero and Mark Addy a good-natured realistic foil.
Anwar Brett
September 4, 2001
The approach may be highly original, just as the ingredients are familiar but Helgeland has fashioned a delicious new recipe from them.
Full Review | Original Score: 4/5
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Peter Rainer
New York Magazine/Vulture
August 6, 2001
Instead of pulling young audiences imaginatively back into the past, A Knight's Tale cheapens the process by demonstrating that there's no essential difference between then and now.
June 14, 2001
Like Shrek, A Knight's Tale takes its soundtrack from pop songs of today, but, not at all like Shrek, A Knight's Tale is insulting, boring, and sad.
Full Review| Original Score: 2
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Rita Kempley
Washington Post
June 11, 2001
The movie promises to rock you, and much of the time it does.
Full Review | Original Score: 3.5/5
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Richard Schickel
TIME Magazine
June 4, 2001
The result is half Python, half Ivanhoe -- and not as much fun as either.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/5
Joe Leydon
San Francisco Examiner
June 4, 2001
As much a marketing ploy as a full-blown movie.
Mike McGranaghan
Aisle Seat
June 3, 2001
The jousting scenes are incredible to watch.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/4
David Keyes
June 1, 2001
...this is the kind of movie that has no interest whatsoever in at least operating inside respectable boundaries.
Full Review | Original Score: 2/4
Eric Monder
Film Journal International
June 1, 2001
A delightful fable.
Shay Casey
Jacksonville Film Journal
May 31, 2001
A confused bore of a picture, intermittently entertaining, but bogged down by so many dull patches that it barely seems to be moving at all.
Full Review | Original Score: 2/5
May 29, 2001
Ledger is an appealing hero, and the movie is harmless enough.
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Marshall Fine
Journal News (Westchester, NY)
May 23, 2001
So much swashbuckling silliness, a romantic adventure film that tips its hand long before it reaches the final joust.
Laura Clifford
Reeling Reviews
May 23, 2001
"A Knight's Tale" is a bold melding of a modern rock score and culture with the medieval jousting tournament circuit of the 14th century.
Full Review | Original Score: B
Eric D. Snider
May 22, 2001
You just go with it, and you have fun.
Full Review | Original Score: B+
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