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
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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.

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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Craig Mathieson
The Sunday Age

Guy Ritchie is too inventive a filmmaker to deliver a dull take on Arthurian legend, but the six different movies he has tried to squeeze into a single session make for a messy and sometimes maddening experience.

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Nico Lang

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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Jorge Rivera Rubio
Movie Network

Fans missing movies like The Lord of the Rings should give it a try, this isn't better (nor does it come any close) than that wonderful trilogy but, I had a much better time than with any of the Hobbits. [Full review in Spanish]

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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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Katy Waldman

Ritchie has gleefully set his timeworn characters in an environment where narrative logic has no purchase. One name for this environment is subconscious dreamscape. Another is mosh pit.

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Scott Menzel
We Live Entertainment

All in all, King Arthur: Legend of the Sword is unnecessary but forgettable fun. While not a must-see film, it is pure popcorn entertainment.

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Flixster Audience Score: 74% Flixster User Reviews
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
Paul Fuchs
Guy Ritchie meets King Arthur, an interesting and potentially rewarding concept. I won't lie, after seeing the lineup of trailers for King Arthur: Legend… 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
Luke Eberhardt
Sometimes I can't help but be entertained by what I chose to watch. Guy Ritchie now takes on the famed British legend in an all new epic film. However,… More
Joshua Sheetz
Oh boy. I think I have gotten shit for even bothering to see this from at least 3 different people. But it's not everyday a studio puts big budget money… More
Fernando Martínez Cantú
Una cinta entretenida y emocionante que tiene muy buenas formas de contar la historia verdadera y ademas de una buena actuación de Charlie Hunnam