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King Arthur: Legend of the Sword

  • Fantasy
  • Drama
  • 2016
  • Guy Ritchie
  • 120 mins
  • 12A

Summary

Period action fantasy starring Charlie Hunnam and Jude Law. Streetwise ruffian Arthur has been living on the streets ever since he was a child, when his father, the king of the Britons, was murdered. With the country now in the grip of the ruthless Vortigern, Arthur discovers his true royal destiny and fights against the very monarchy he was born to rule.

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Review

A star rating of 4 out of 5.

Guy Ritchie directs this rousingly rough-and-ready revision of the Arthurian legend. 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 his 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 free rein to delight and amaze in fun and twisted ways. Anchoring this bold-as-brass fantasy epic is Hunnam, a diamond geezer for a gritty and glittering Dark Ages.

Credits

Cast

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ArthurCharlie Hunnam
VortigernJude Law
Uther PendragonEric Bana
The MageAstrid Bergès-Frisbey
BedivereDjimon Hounsou
BillAidan Gillen
RubioFreddie Fox
PercivalCraig McGinlay
GeorgeTom Wu
Wet StickKingsley Ben-Adir
Back LackNeil Maskell
MaggieAnnabelle Wallis
GreybeardMikael Persbrandt
Mischief JohnGeoff Bell
Earl of MerciaPeter Ferdinando
TriggerDavid Beckham
ElsaKatie McGrath
IgrainePoppy Delevingne
MordredRob Knighton
Inn ownerGuy Ritchie
KatiaMillie Brady

Crew

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DirectorGuy Ritchie

Details

Theatrical distributor
Warner Bros
Released on
2017-05-19
Languages
English
Guidance
Violence, swearing.
Available on
DVD and Blu-ray
Formats
Colour
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