King Arthur: Legend of the Sword

King Arthur: Legend of the Sword

King Arthur: Legend of the Sword

Writer-director Guy Ritchie (Sherlock Holmes) casts Charlie Hunnam (Pacific Rim) as King Arthur in this retelling of the classic medieval tale, tracing the prince's journey from the streets to the throne.

When his father is murdered, Vortigern (Jude Law), Arthur's uncle, seizes the crown. Robbed of his birthright and with no idea who he truly is, Arthur comes up the hard way in the back alleys of the city. But once he pulls the Excalibur from the stone, his life is turned upside down and he is forced to acknowledge his true legacy.

2017Rating: M, Fantasy themes, violence and coarse language126 minsUSA, Australia
ActionAdventureDramaFantasy
Director:
Guy Ritchie ('The Man from U.N.C.L.E.', 'Sherlock Holmes', 'Snatch', 'Lock, Stock and Two Smoking Barrels')
Writer:
Guy RitchieJoby Harold
Cast:
Charlie HunnamJude LawEric BanaAnnabelle WallisAstrid Bergès-FrisbeyDjimon HounsouAidan GillenTom WuDavid Beckham

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King Arthur: Legend of the Sword / Reviews

Flicks, Team

Flicks, Team

There hasn’t been a decent King Arthur movie since John Boorman’s pretty but portentous Excalibur (1981). But now that swords, sorcery and SFX are bigger business than ever, thanks to GoT and LOTR, it was only a matter of time before someone tried to kickstart a new franchise with a visionary director. Step forward Warner Bros and Guy Ritchie with the first in what was at one point apparently conceived as, whisper it, a six-part series.

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Variety

Variety

Just a loud, obnoxious parade of flashy set pieces, as one visually busy, belligerent action scene after another marches by, each making less sense than the last...

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Total Film

Total Film

This is a tonal misfire, its characters cut down by a blitzkrieg of whip pans, CGI and thunderous percussion.

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Time Out

Time Out

Put your fingers in your ears when the talking starts, and you might enjoy the view.

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The New York Times

The New York Times

A lot of shenanigans, detours and filler, some bad, some good and all of it disposable.

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The Guardian

The Guardian

Ritchie’s film is at all times over the top, crashing around its digital landscapes in all manner of beserkness...

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Stuff

Stuff

King Arthur sees Ritchie taking on one of the founding myths of Pomgolia. And losing.

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New Zealand Herald

New Zealand Herald

If nothing else, this is a heck of a lot more entertaining than the staid 2004 King Arthur film starring Clive Owen.

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Hollywood Reporter

Hollywood Reporter

Loud, bombastic and thuddingly obvious, this is a vulgar movie for vulgar times.

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FilmInk

FilmInk

If you’re easily pleased by a bit of well-rendered CGI spectacle and cod-fantasy set dressing, King Arthur: Legend of the Sword will scratch that itch.

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Empire Magazine

Empire Magazine

Devolves into a jumbled affair, weighed down by confusing supernatural elements and a lazy reliance on visual effects.

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