Knightriders (1981)

Knightriders may well be the only cycle flick ever to be played out in suits of armor. A hardcase motorcycle gang led by Ed Harris has found itself a neat money-making gimmick. Dressed as the knights of the round table, the cyclists pick up… More

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Rated: R
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Release Date: January 1, 1981
DVD Release Date: July 11, 2000
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Critic Score: 75% Rotten Tomatoes™ Critic Reviews
Walter Chaw
Film Freak Central

feels less "spartan" on purpose than "affectless" by accident.

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Noel Murray
The Dissolve

Knightriders is about 50 percent scenes of kick-ass moto-jousting, 40 percent philosophizing around the campfire, and 10 percent lyrical shots of King William

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Brian Mckay

this film shows that Romero has the ability to tell a good tale outside of the realm of the macabre . . . probably the closest Romero has come to producing an epic film

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Matt Brunson
Creative Loafing

The angle is unique enough to make this worth a viewing, and it's nice to see top makeup artist Tom Savini given such a sizable role.

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Nick Schager
Lessons of Darkness

Harris embodies his character with such conviction that the character's struggle to retain the integrity of his dream ultimately exudes a modest poignancy.

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Shane Burridge

It's only when Romero is aware of what he's up to that the film has its clunkiest moments

Felix Vasquez Jr.
Cinema Crazed

A one of kind genre entry only Romero is capable of.

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Ken Hanke
Mountain Xpress (Asheville, NC)

Way overlong romanticized nonsense about bikers.

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Veronique Kwak
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Tim Salmons
A classic Romero piece. A shame that it doesn't get the recognition it deserves. Wonderful film.
Adam Mahler
Has mythologizing as weird as Zardoz... Add melodrama; hippie disillusionment; cut-and-dried philosophical stands about selling-out, redneckophobia; subplots… More
Marcus Woolcott
There is a good idea here, but it's buried deep.
jay nixon
A pre fame Ed Harris is the only decent thing in this weird, way overlong hybrid flick, probably the only renaissance faire biker movie in existence.
Barry Lappin
Too silly to mention but it was a great romp.