King Arthur: Legend of the Sword

King Arthur: Legend of the Sword

Guy Ritchie (2016)

12A Certificate


Our Score
A rousingly rough and ready revision of the Arthurian legend, director Guy Ritchie's gloriously visual and vibrant origin story is a spectacular panorama of human weaknesses and strengths set against a stunning backdrop of innovative sword and sorcery. Unaware of his royal legacy, brothel-raised rogue Arthur (Charlie Hunnam) pulls the enchanted Excalibur sword from the stone, revealing his true identity as the rightful ruler of Camelot. But, evil uncle Vortigern (Jude Law) won't lose the crown that easily and schemes to destroy his nephew through foul supernatural means. Taking place in a Mod-meets-medieval world of knights in flaming armour, colossal beasts and muscular magic, this mixture of coarse realism and mythic audaciousness gives Ritchie's hipster verve free rein to delight and amaze in fun and twisted ways. Anchoring this bold-as-brass fantasy epic is brilliant Hunnam, a diamond geezer for these gritty and glittering Dark Ages.


Premiere. A skilled fighter clashes with the forces of evil in an attempt to become king of the Britons. Guy Ritchie's fantasy drama, starring Charlie Hunnam, Àstrid Bergès-Frisbey and Djimon Hounsou.

Cast & Crew

Arthur Charlie Hunnam
Vortigern Jude Law
Uther Pendragon Eric Bana
The Mage Astrid Bergès-Frisbey
Bedivere Djimon Hounsou
Bill Aiden Gillen
Rubio Freddie Fox
Percival Craig McGinlay
George Tom Wu
Wet Stick Kingsley Ben-Adir
Back Lack Neil Maskell
Maggie Annabelle Wallis
Greybeard Mikael Persbrandt
Mischief John Geoff Bell
Earl of Mercia Peter Ferdinando
Trigger David Beckham
Elsa Katie McGrath
Igraine Poppy Delevingne
Mordred Rob Knighton
Inn owner Guy Ritchie
Katia Millie Brady
Director Guy Ritchie
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Other Information

Language: EnglishColourTheatrical distributor: Warner BrosGuidance: Violence, swearing.Available on: DVD and Blu-rayReleased on: 19 May 2017