King Arthur: Legend Of The Sword
King Arthur: Legend Of The Sword (2017)

Acclaimed filmmaker Guy Ritchie brings his dynamic style to the epic fantasy action adventure "King Arthur: Legend of the Sword." Starring Charlie Hunnam in the title role, the film is an iconoclastic take on the classic Excalibur… More

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Rated: PG-13
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Release Date: May 12, 2017
DVD Release Date: August 8, 2017
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Critic Score: 28% Rotten Tomatoes™ Critic Reviews

Consensus: King Arthur: Legend of the Sword piles mounds of modern action flash on an age-old tale -- and wipes out much of what made it a classic story in the first place.

Josephine Livingstone
The New Republic

Ritchie has reached into the medieval quiver of tales for material, but has not imposed the meta-narrative of Western history onto those stories. For this restraint medievalists should be thankful, and the critics should be a little more forgiving.

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Peter Rainer
Christian Science Monitor

This is not your father's King Arthur legend. It may not be yours, either.

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Jeff Beck
The Blu Spot

King Arthur: Legend of the Sword is a woefully misguided take on the Arthurian legend that sucks all of the fun and excitement out of the original tale and replaces it with a barrage of messy, garbled CGI action scenes.

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David Sims
The Atlantic

That's one thing that Ritchie's Legend in the Sword shared with Excalibur-a vague idea that Britain is destined for transformation. In Legend of the Sword, unfortunately, that transformation is little more than a teaser.

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Peter Travers
Rolling Stone

Director Guy Ritchie can turn London crime dramas into cinematic lightning, but apply his fast cuts and jagged pacing to the Arthurian legend and you get, well, a brutal, bleedin' mess.

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Nando Salvá
Cinemanía (Spain)

The problem with this movie is that it's tremendously boring. [Full review in Spanish]

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Nico Lang
Salon.com

To that hallowed list of great expensive follies - "John Carter," "Ishtar," "Heaven's Gate" - let us ceremonially add another name: "King Arthur: Legend of the Sword."

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Peter Howell
Toronto Star

Oi! What's Guy Ritchie gone and done with King Arfur, then?

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Tansy Gardam
4:3

...in another year crowded with unwanted sequels, remakes and reboots, this uneven, unimaginative take on a character we've seen before only adds to the noise.

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Flixster Audience Score: 72% Flixster User Reviews
Phil Hubbs
So here in old blighty we have this sprawling legend of one Arthur Pendragon, King Arthur, King of the Britons. The King who is said to have defended Britain… More
KJ Proulx
In a time where remakes rule the world and many young viewers have no clue about previous tellings of classic stories, King Arthur: Legend of the Sword was… More
Kevin M. Williams
This story is well known because it's over told. Woe betide the one who dares to update the thing! Yes, this is not your daddy's King Arthur, and… More
Nate Zoebl
Sometimes a movie just gives the wrong impression from its conception, pre-production, and initial advertisement, and that's exactly King Arthur: Legend of… More
Carlos Magalhães
Guy Ritchie continues to make overstylized versions of classic stories, only this one is a tedious and derivative action movie that seems like a desperate… More
Gimly M.
It's hard to try and recommend this latest reimagining of the Arthurian legend. It's not very good, but it comes across as the sort of movie that… More