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This four-hour fantasy miniseries, elaborating on the Arthurian legend and filmed in England and Wales, offers a portrait of the wizard Merlin (Sam Neill), following his life as a youth (Daniel Brocklebank) to his later conflicts with the evil Queen Mab (Miranda Richardson) and his love for Nimue (Isabella Rossellini), who is kidnapped by Lord Vortigern (Rutger Hauer). Amid battles and displays of magic and mysticism (courtesy of London's Framestore and the Jim Henson Creature Shop), Merlin strides the English countryside encountering Excalibur, the unbreakable sword, and a Camelot cast of… More

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Rotten Tomatoes Score: 80%

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"Excellent cast in a fine retelling of the legend"
‑ James Sanford, Kalamazoo Gazette
"A nifty, loose-limbed epic miniseries: Sam Neill's last starring role?"
‑ Eugene Novikov, Film Blather
"A captivating made-for-TV production"
‑ Jon Niccum, Lawrence Journal-World
"An imaginatively realized slice of Arthurian mythology."
‑ Frederic and Mary Ann Brussat, Spirituality and Practice
"An overblown fantasy."
‑ Phil Villarreal, Arizona Daily Star
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