Black Knight
Black Knight (2001)

Screenwriter Darryl Quarles follows up his smash hit Big Momma's House (2000) with another raucous Martin Lawrence collaboration. Lawrence stars as Jamal Walker, an employee at a medieval-themed mini-golf course who wakes up in 14th… More

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Rated: PG-13
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Release Date: April 16, 2002
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Critic Score: 14% Rotten Tomatoes™ Critic Reviews

Consensus: Black Knight feels like a lazily constructed movie, filled with lame gags and constant mugging from Lawrence.

Michael O'Sullivan
Washington Post

A single fish-out-of-water joke told over and over again.

Claudia Puig
USA Today

Tedious and predictable.

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Jeffrey Westhoff
Northwest Herald (Crystal Lake, IL)

Lawrence relies on his usual act as the hip black guy surrounded by square white men.

Scott Von Doviak
Fort Worth Star-Telegram/DFW.com

Mark Twain managed to pen A Connecticut Yankee all by his lonesome, but three highly-paid Hollywood writers were needed to put together this lazy retread.

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Mark Holcomb
Village Voice

Paint-by-numbers cliché-fest.

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David Nusair
Reel Film Reviews

The first 23 minutes of Black Knight (yes, I timed it) are easily the most effective...

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Richard Roeper
Ebert & Roeper

Martin Lawrence [stars] as a theme park worker who falls into a scummy moat and surfaces in the Middle Ages -- perhaps in search of people who would find his humor fresh and original. No such luck.

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Nell Minow
Common Sense Media

Martin Lawrence amuses in raunchy comedy.

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Mark Palermo
Coast (Halifax, Nova Scotia)

If Army of Darkness was remade by members of the KKK, the results would likely approximate Black Knight.

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Flixster Audience Score: 34% Flixster User Reviews
Josh Lewis
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Jason Owens
Previews made it look hilarious, but watch it and you'll see how misled they were.
Marc Lewis
While it's not one of the best comedies I've ever seen, it's still really good. Some nice fight scenes, some great humor, a good script for a… More
Kevin M. Williams
how this ever got greenlighted i'll never know. lawrence is jerry lewis, only he's african-american, get it? maybe you don't. so give him a… More
Lady D'arbanville
More comical than expected, lots of predictability, but a light hearted, easy watching, no brainer
EightThirty .
Pretty cool, Full of laughs XD