A Kid in King Arthur's Court
A Kid in King Arthur's Court (1995)

An earthquake magically transports a modern-day youngster to the time of King Arthur's court in this loose take on an oft-adapted Mark Twain story. Once in medieval times, the lad wows the Knights of the Round Table with modern… More

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Rated: PG
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Release Date: August 11, 1995
DVD Release Date: March 4, 2003
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Critic Score: 5% Rotten Tomatoes™ Critic Reviews

Consensus: Disappointing even by the relaxed standards of live-action children's entertainment, A Kid in King Arthur's Court stands as a rare near-total misfire from Disney.

John Petrakis
Chicago Tribune

Sitting through it, I found myself shuddering at what Disney may have in store for next summer.

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Leonard Klady

The ragtag adaptation by Michael Part and Robert Levy is familiar fodder run through a blender too high and too fast.

Ralph Novak
People Magazine

This lame effort, Disney's latest live-action motion picture for children, owes a big, fat nod for its plot to Mark Twain's A Connecticut Yankee in King Arthur's Court. In no way, however, does it improve upon the original

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Jeff Shannon
Seattle Times

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.

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Caryn James
New York Times

Sluggish and low-energy.

Dan Webster
Spokesman-Review (Washington)

Kid is nothing if not predictable.

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Carrie Rickey
Philadelphia Inquirer

It's a missed opportunity for introducing the Mortal Kombat generation to medieval combat that was really mortal.

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Kevin Thomas
Los Angeles Times

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.

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Rod Dreher
South Florida Sun-Sentinel

It looks and feels junky.

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Flixster Audience Score: 26% Flixster User Reviews
jay nixon
Silly spin on A Connecticut Yankee wastes a good cast. It's two biggest names, Kate Winslet and Daniel Craig, were just starting out so both are relegated… More
Rachel F
It was ok.
Alex roy
A Kid in King Arthur's Court is one of those childhood films that are quite forgettable. This is a film that hasn't aged well. This is the type of… More
a b
This movie opened up a whole new world for me. I don't know how, but it did.
Chris Weber
Half-assed Disney movie that doesn't really hold up, and was only kinda passable to begin with. I haven't read it, but I think I'd probably enjoy… More
Erin Collins
This is an old one! I loved this movie though, especially since Thomas Ian Nicholas was in it. He was such a cutie :P