• King Arthur (2004)

King Arthur

Release Date: July 7th, 2004

DVD Release Date: December 21st, 2004

PG-13 |2 hr 6 min

Plot Summary

In this interpretation of the classic tale, Arthur (Clive Owen) is a cavalry officer in the Roman army defending Hadrian's Wall against rebellious Britons. He and his troops are expecting to be relieved but are instead sent on a risky mission to rescue the Roman family of Marius Honorius, who proves a despicable torturer of pagans. Arthur frees one of them, Guinevere (Keira Knightley), who in turn brokers a truce between Arthur and the Britons so as to ward off an invading Saxon army.

Cast: Clive Owen, Keira Knightley, Ioan Gruffudd, Stephen Dillane, Stellan SkarsgÄrd, Ray Winstone, Hugh Dancy, Til Schweiger

Director: Antoine Fuqua

Genres: Action , War , Adventure , Historical drama

Production Co: Touchstone Pictures, Jerry Bruckheimer Films

Distributors: Buena Vista Pictures, Touchstone Pictures

Keywords: England , Soldier , Gritty ,

Ratings & Reviews

  • 50
    Steven ReaPhiladelphia 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

  • 30
    Joe MorgensternWall 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.

  • 80
    Kirk HoneycuttThe Hollywood Reporter

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

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