• King Arthur: Legend of the Sword (2017)

King Arthur: Legend of the Sword

Release Date: May 12th, 2017

DVD Release Date: August 8th, 2017

PG-13 |2 hr 6 min

Plot Summary

After the murder of his father, young Arthur's power-hungry uncle Vortigern seizes control of the crown. Robbed of his birthright, he grows up the hard way in the back alleys of the city, not knowing who he truly is. When fate leads him to pull the Excalibur sword from stone, Arthur embraces his true destiny to become a legendary fighter and leader.

Cast: Charlie Hunnam, Astrid Bergès-Frisbey, Jude Law, Djimon Hounsou, Eric Bana, Aidan Gillen, Freddie Fox, Craig McGinlay

Director: Guy Ritchie

Genres: Fantasy , Action , Adventure

Production Co: Ritchie/Wigram, Weed Road, Safehouse Pictures

Distributors: Warner Bros. Pictures

Keywords: Sacrifice, Revenge, Escape, Murder, England, Growing up

Ratings & Reviews

  • 50
    Tim GriersonScreen International

    Commercial considerations strangle the vitality from the movie, but Ritchie does his best to bring a bit of impish wit to the proceedings. show more

  • 50
    Todd McCarthyThe Hollywood Reporter

    From one moment to the next, it's possible to on some level enjoy the shaking up of tired conventions in a swordplay fantasy such as this and then to be dismayed by the lowbrow vulgarity of what's ended up onscreen. The film gives with one hand and takes away with the other, which can be frustrating in what's meant to be an entertainment. show more

  • 30
    Joe MorgensternWall Street Journal

    This latest retelling of the ancient Arthurian myth is a stinker for the ages. show more

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