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A Knight's Tale Reviews

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Gina Carbone
Seacoast Newspapers (NH/Maine)
August 10, 2002
Oh, to be 15 again and truly able to appreciate this movie's simplistic charm!
| Original Score: 2.5/4
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James Berardinelli
May 7, 2001
Most of the time we're laughing at the movie not with it.
Full Review | Original Score: 1.5/4
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
Chris Hewitt (St. Paul)
St. Paul Pioneer Press
May 10, 2001
Feels like a bunch of boys fooling around.
Garth Franklin
Dark Horizons
October 26, 2001
| Original Score: 5/10
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
Jim Lane
Sacramento News & Review
May 7, 2001
The early playful tone goes down the tubes and A Knight's Tale becomes a routine live-your-dream feel-gooder.
Full Review| Original Score: 2/5
Cole Smithey
July 18, 2009
Endless jousting tournaments transpire with lots of balsa wood jousting poles splintering across the screen. It's a classic example of a "'what-on-earth-were-they-thinking" movie...
Full Review | Original Score: C-
Felix Vasquez Jr.
Cinema Crazed
April 29, 2009
Unmotivated storyline, bad love interest situation, dull leading man, quick plot with no set-up. Lazy movie.
Jeffrey Westhoff
Northwest Herald (Crystal Lake, IL)
September 4, 2002
Ledger carries A Knight's Tale as far as it can go, which is an accomplishment.
Full Review| Original Score: 2/4
Emily Blunt
Blunt Review
May 14, 2001
At least the world meets Paul Bettany
Full Review | Original Score: 1/4
Bob Bloom
January 1, 2000
Full Review | Original Score: 2/4
Erik Childress
May 7, 2001
A Knight's Tale is a boil on the festering malignant state of the cinema and it should be lanced immediately.
Full Review | Original Score: 0/4
MaryAnn Johanson
Flick Filosopher
May 11, 2001
The execution is nothing short of embarrassing.
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Lisa Schwarzbaum
Entertainment Weekly
May 10, 2001
This is history made smaller than life, Middle Ages pageantry interpreted for stadium spectators with limited attention spans from the age of Whasssup? ads and foam rubber fingers that scream 'We're Number One!'
Full Review | Original Score: C+
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Elvis Mitchell
New York Times
May 10, 2001
The picture itself is good-humored, but bland and predictable.
| Original Score: 3/5
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Glenn Lovell
San Jose Mercury News
May 11, 2001
By the time the big grudge match comes around and William and the no-account Count Adhemar (Rufus Sewell) meet in center court, whatever charm and good humor were engendered by this adventure have long since worn off.
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Gene Seymour
May 11, 2001
Shamelessly manipulative.
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Susan Wloszczyna
USA Today
May 11, 2001
May please aficionados of oldies stations and Xtreme sports but few others.
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Geoff Pevere
Toronto Star
May 11, 2001
Basically a thrift-store bin of borrowed ideas and careworn teen cliches, A Knight's Tale executes one of the most drastic wastes of promise this side of a gifted high school slackoff.
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