A Kid in King Arthur's Court
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This comedy offers yet another sanitized and very loose adaptation of Mark Twain's dark satire A Yankee in King Arthur's Court. This time, the story centers on Calvin Fuller, a nerdy young adolescent living in Reseda. The gangly, unsure youth is first seen standing at bat, ready for yet another strike out. Suddenly a terrible earthquake hits and as the others run for safety, the hapless Calvin is swallowed up in a gaping chasm. He falls and falls until he finds himself landing on the head of a 6th-century black knight. Upon hearing of his miraculous appearance, the elderly King Arthur,… More

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Rotten Tomatoes Score: 6%

Critic Reviews from Rotten Tomatoes

"Sitting through it, I found myself shuddering at what Disney may have in store for next summer."
‑ John Petrakis, Chicago Tribune
"The ragtag adaptation by Michael Part and Robert Levy is familiar fodder run through a blender too high and too fast."
‑ Leonard Klady, Variety
"Rarely do the well-financed wizards at Walt Disney Pictures cook up a movie this badly written, acted, and directed."
‑ , Christian Science Monitor
"A negligible piece of juvenile fluff."
‑ Chris Hicks, Deseret News, Salt Lake City
"It is numbingly bland, homogenized and deflated by an utter lack of original wit or charm. Worst of all, it is subtly but conspicuously condescending to its target audience."
‑ Jeff Shannon, Seattle Times
"Sluggish and low-energy."
‑ Caryn James, New York Times
"Lame and surprisingly awkward from start to finish."
‑ , TV Guide's Movie Guide
"Even with Nichols, decent production values, a pair of plucky princesses, and a few pleasant surprises tucked in here and there, A Kid in King Arthur's Court is a pretty prosaic picture."
‑ Hollis Chacona, Austin Chronicle
"It's a missed opportunity for introducing the Mortal Kombat generation to medieval combat that was really mortal."
‑ Carrie Rickey, Philadelphia Inquirer
"This lively time-travel fantasy is the clear result of imagination and reflection on the part of writers Michael Part and Robert L. Levy and director Michael Gottlieb and their colleagues, who possess a crucial light touch."
‑ Kevin Thomas, Los Angeles Times
"For fantasy to work, two elements are required: an audience willing to suspend its disbelief, and a film able to create its own logically consistent world."
‑ Kim Williamson, Boxoffice Magazine
"An hour and a half video aquarium for the kids."
‑ Steve Rhodes, Internet Reviews
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