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Meant to be a whimsical sword-and-sorcery film about a prince out to save his princess from the jaws of the Beast, Krull has enough scenes borrowed from blockbuster predecessors (Raiders of the Lost Ark, E.T., Robin Hood, Star Wars) and is gentle enough to be rather derivative, ordinary fare. Prince Colwyn (Ken Marshall) has inherited a kingdom under siege by the evil Beast, and not only has to rid the land of the monster, but he has to rescue his bride Lyssa (Lysette Anthony) from the Beast's clutches as well. In his magical land, horses can sometimes fly, medieval castles can harbor… More

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Rotten Tomatoes Score: 33%

Critic Reviews from Rotten Tomatoes

"You enjoy it for that long-ago ten-year-old who remembers how great it seemed."
‑ Rob Vaux,
‑ Alex Sandell, Juicy Cerebellum
"Deserves a bigger cult following than it has."
‑ Luke Y. Thompson, New Times
"Despite the heaps of '80s hair and the special-effect sparks added to the clanking of swords, this is richer stuff than anything by Lucas before it, or Peter Jackson after it."
‑ Fernando F. Croce, CinePassion
"dark and creepy"
‑ Rich Cline, Shadows on the Wall
"A real treat for fans of the quest genre."
‑ Scott Weinberg,
"The only real fun comes from guessing which cinematic predecessor it'll rip off next."
‑ Nick Schager, Lessons of Darkness
"Pretty dumb, although the glass spider is cool..."
‑ James Sanford, Kalamazoo Gazette
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