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Based on 39 Reviews
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fan reviews ( 0 )
  • 50
    Peter Travers Rolling Stone

    Strains credulity at every turn. show more

  • 25
    Mick LaSalle San Francisco Chronicle

    In King Arthur, everything goes wrong. The film combines the plodding sincerity of a Ph.D. dissertation with the brains of a high-concept Jerry Bruckheimer- produced blockbuster (which it is), and no one benefits. show more

  • 63
    Mike Clark USA Today

    For better or worse, but surely satisfying novelty needs, Jerry Bruckheimer's King Arthur is set much earlier than usual and against the crumbling Roman Empire, which may even (or not) be historically legitimate. show more

  • 30
    Joe Morgenstern Wall Street Journal

    Bleak, remarkably turgid, tediously violent, devoid of drama, deprived of magic, stripped of romance and, except for one of the oddest boy-meets-girl scenes in movie history, a befuddled and befuddling excuse for entertainment. show more

  • 50
    Steven Rea Philadelphia Inquirer

    This glum and grandiose new King Arthur has little to do with the Camelot monarch we've come to know through books and film. show more

  • 50
    New York Daily News

    This version has action, yes, but the love triangle among Arthur, Guinevere and Lancelot is diluted, and there's nothing exuberant about a dutiful slog through the muck. show more

  • 80
    Kirk Honeycutt The Hollywood Reporter

    An engrossing, highly intelligent reimagining of the legend of Arthur. show more

  • 75
    Roger Ebert Chicago Sun-Times

    Not a bad movie, although it could have been better. It isn't flat-out silly like "Troy," its actors look at home as their characters, and director Antoine Fuqua curtails the use of computer effects in the battle scenes, which involve mostly real people. show more

  • 63
    Michael Wilmington Chicago Tribune

    Overall, King Arthur sinks into a grim, gray torpor - though it's an odd, not unentertaining movie. The approach is different, if not edifying or convincing. show more

  • 63
    Rene Rodriguez Miami Herald

    Forget all that accuracy business and just enjoy the movie for what it is: a large-scale, passably engrossing tale of valiant knights doing valiant deeds. show more

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