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Knightriders may well be the only cycle flick ever to be played out in suits of armor. A hardcase motorcycle gang led by Ed Harris has found itself a neat money-making gimmick. Dressed as the knights of the round table, the cyclists pick up a few bucks at local "renaissance" fairs, selling handicrafts made by the more talented members of the gang. Harris' great rival is Tom Savini, who has his own band of "black knights." Keep an eye out for a chucklesome unbilled bit by novelist Stephen King. ~ Hal Erickson, Rovi

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Rotten Tomatoes Score: 82%

Critic Reviews from Rotten Tomatoes

"The angle is unique enough to make this worth a viewing, and it's nice to see top makeup artist Tom Savini given such a sizable role."
‑ Matt Brunson, Creative Loafing
"Harris embodies his character with such conviction that the character's struggle to retain the integrity of his dream ultimately exudes a modest poignancy."
‑ Nick Schager, Lessons of Darkness
"It's only when Romero is aware of what he's up to that the film has its clunkiest moments"
‑ Shane Burridge,
"A one of kind genre entry only Romero is capable of."
‑ Felix Vasquez Jr., Cinema Crazed
"Way overlong romanticized nonsense about bikers."
‑ Ken Hanke, Mountain Xpress (Asheville, NC)
"Knightriders is about 50 percent scenes of kick-ass moto-jousting, 40 percent philosophizing around the campfire, and 10 percent lyrical shots of King William"
‑ Noel Murray, The Dissolve
"this film shows that Romero has the ability to tell a good tale outside of the realm of the macabre . . . probably the closest Romero has come to producing an epic film"
‑ Brian Mckay,
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