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The Kid Who Would Be King (2019)

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Critic Consensus: The Kid Who Would Be King recalls classic all-ages adventures -- and repurposes a timeless legend -- for a thoroughly enjoyable new addition to the family movie canon.

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Old school magic meets the modern world in the epic adventure THE KID WHO WOULD BE KING. Alex (Ashbourne Serkis) thinks he's just another nobody, until he stumbles upon the mythical Sword in the Stone, Excalibur. Now, he must unite his friends and enemies into a band of knights and, together with the legendary wizard Merlin (Patrick Stewart), take on the wicked enchantress Morgana (Rebecca Ferguson). With the future at stake, Alex must become the great leader he never dreamed he could be.

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Critic Reviews for The Kid Who Would Be King

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There are times when one must simply quote Weird Al: The Kid Who Would Be King gets medieval on our heinies.

January 18, 2019 | Rating: 3.5/4 | Full Review…

The Kid Who Would Be King,... might be smarter that the average live-action kids' movie, but it's hamstrung by a lack of visual imagination and a generic script.

January 14, 2019 | Rating: C+ | Full Review…

A charming story of fantasy, pop-culture references and myth-making. It's a movie with the playful camaraderie of "Goonies" and a few elements from '80s sagas where young people go on character-building adventures.

January 12, 2019 | Full Review…

By liberating a new generation from the lore they were taught... "The Kid Who Would Be King" empowers its audience to make the world their own.

January 12, 2019 | Rating: B | Full Review…

A charming family-friendly adventure.

January 12, 2019 | Full Review…

A likable enough, Amblin-esque update to the classic Arthurian legend...

January 12, 2019 | Full Review…

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