Knights of the Round Table
Knights of the Round Table (1954)

MGM's first CinemaScope production was the lavishly appointed Knights of the Round Table. Without overlapping into any copyrighted material (specifically T.H. White's The Once and Future King), the film spins a lucid account of the… More

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Rated: G
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Release Date: January 15, 1954
DVD Release Date: July 1, 2003
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Critic Score: 67% Rotten Tomatoes™ Critic Reviews
Tim Brayton
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The stilted, uptight vibe of the film is pretty much just standard operating procedure for movies of this type and this era.

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Dennis Schwartz
Ozus' World Movie Reviews

An uninspiring reworking of the story of King Arthur and his Knights of the Round Table.

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Emanuel Levy

MGM's first CinemaScope picture has not aged well (too verbose and the acting is stiff), but production values are good and Robert Taylor and Ava Gardner are handsome.

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Steven D. Greydanus
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Conventional but fairly solid adaptation of the King Arthur legend… benefits from its colorful pageantry and strongly Christian milieu, including a royal Catholic wedding and a transcendent moment of revelation involving the Holy Grail.

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Steve Crum

Lavish MGM King Arthur tale featuring Robert Taylor and jousting galore.

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xGary Xx
Ava Gardner looks stunning, but otherwise this is so laughably anachronistic and unconvincing, I was half expecting the knights who say Ni to appear.
Byron Brubaker
Robert Taylor was not loved by the Academy, so for all the classic films I've seen, I think this is the first I've seen starring him. MGM teamed up… More
hawk ledge
Lavishly appointed, spinning a lucid account of the Arthurian legend with Robert Taylor leading a solid cast as trusted knight Sir Lancelot, the good king… More