Merlin (1998)

This four-hour fantasy miniseries, elaborating on the Arthurian legend and filmed in England and Wales, offers a portrait of the wizard Merlin (Sam Neill), following his life as a youth (Daniel Brocklebank) to his later conflicts with the… More

Rated: Unrated
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Release Date: April 26, 1998
DVD Release Date: September 18, 2001
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Critic Score: 80% Rotten Tomatoes™ Critic Reviews
James Sanford
Kalamazoo Gazette

Excellent cast in a fine retelling of the legend

Eugene Novikov
Film Blather

A nifty, loose-limbed epic miniseries: Sam Neill's last starring role?

Jon Niccum
Lawrence Journal-World

A captivating made-for-TV production

Frederic and Mary Ann Brussat
Spirituality and Practice

An imaginatively realized slice of Arthurian mythology.

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Phil Villarreal
Arizona Daily Star

An overblown fantasy.

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Flixster Audience Score: 73% Flixster User Reviews
Kevin M. Williams
Sam Neill grouses his way through this infectious (if slow and overlong) telling of Arthurian legend from the perspective of it's purported instigator. He… More
Kylie B
I love this. I like that it doesn't focus on King Arthur for once (Merlin is a much more interesting character), and Miranda Richardson and Helena Bonham… More
Jason Spencer
A pretty good made for tv movie. I liked it.
xGary Xx
A superb cast ham it up mercilessly in an anachronistic pantomime that's far more interested in over-directed set pieces and special effects than… More
Curtis Lilly
I loved it on t.v., but it's been too long, I need to see it again.
Dean McKenna
Fantastically fantasy details the life of King Arthur's court wizard from the events behind his conception to the entrusting of the sword of Excalibur.… More