King Arthur

King Arthur

DVD - 2007
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The story of King Arthur, Queen Guinevere, Sir Lancelot, and the Knights of the Round Table.

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richmole
Nov 01, 2018

This movie has lots to recommend it: visual sweep, incredible combat sequences, an engaging, imaginative story based on the legend (Arthur as Roman soldier; Guinevere as female warrior)...but...waayyy off in the distance, somebody looses an arrow. It sails through the air, and pins a guy hiding in a tree. Whoa! That marksmanship that beats the heck out of Robin Hood! The movie lost me momentarily, there. Oh, and...

LANCELOT DIES?? Before Arthur is even made king?? The "knights" aren't the only ones who are "bold"--the screenwriter is pretty bold, too! Well, can't condemn him for played loose with the facts, when there probably are no real "facts" in a story this ancient. It's a 21st century take, too: lots of talk about "freedom," which was likely an alien concept (What did kings have back then? Serfs!)

Clive Owen is surprising good as pre-king Arthur. Supporting cast, including Ray Stevenson (Rome, Black Sails), Ray Winstone (The Departed, The Proposition), Keira Knightley (Pirates of the Caribbean) and others are all excellent.

Good entertainment. And for those who care: even more gritty battlefield realism in the Director's Cut.

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segregerson
Nov 01, 2017

My favorite version of King Arthur! Can watch it over and over.

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patch666
Jun 14, 2017

Wanted to like it but didnt !! it has all the pieces: good actors, music etc but the direction and script make it tedious to sit through. watch Excalibur from John Boorman instead . Even if you seen it before

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Lavenderseas
May 06, 2014

like guenieves heat and commitment. Fun to see some o theise ca]tors whos whowl together later on this one, like Mads Mikelsen, my favorit ]]]e also that guy who later plays wii]llin Hannivle ourateds if tge caruveab kady us trittubf iyt ger anoresic moves that seem to ve desigfed to caputure us m]]vut leaveme cold, I iked the eyloylaty and commitment amounbds the knights, roman cha]]urch pretty much sohoued itdsdl for what it was- no good.

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Cyborg_Kid
Nov 11, 2013

The characters come from the legends of King Arthur but the story is strictly Hollywood.

I found the plot very predictable and the violence was gruesome with blood splashing all over the place. Would not recommend this movie.

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Monolith
Jun 30, 2013

Disappointing. Poor character development; kitschy macho dialogue; overlong; boring. Attempting to make an emaciated teenage Keira Knightley appear menacing with blue warpaint was laughable.

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tj_is_cool
Jul 11, 2011

Quite entertaining.

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corydee2
Jan 15, 2008

Sexual Content: This title contains Sexual Content.

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corydee2
Jan 15, 2008

Violence: This title contains Violence.

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corydee2
Jan 15, 2008

corydee2 thinks this title is suitable for 12 years and over

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Monolith
Jun 30, 2013

Arthur: "...There is no worse death... than the end of hope..."

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