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First Knight

action & adventure, drama, romance

A new vision of Camelot, filled with breathtaking battles, heart-pounding courage and love that brought a kingdom to its knees. Starring Sean Connery and Richard Gere.

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ON for kids age 12
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Drinking, drugs, & smoking
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Hokey, star-studded take on King Arthur legend.

what parents need to know

Parents need to know that this retelling of the Arthur-Guinevere-Lancelot love triangle has action, romance, and scads of bloody battle sequences, death, maiming, and other assorted medieval savagery. Still, its more quantity than "quality" -- expect lots of red swords and red-drenched clothing, but no gory displays of visible entrails, decapitations, or amputation.

what families can talk about

  • Families can talk about the enduring legend of King Arthur. Was he a historic or mythical figure -- or perhaps a king whose life was embellished for literary purposes? Which version of his story do you like best? The one from books such as The Once and Future King? The movies like this one with flashy stars? The cartoons like The Sword in the Stone? Or even the comedy Monty Python and the Holy Grail?

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2 stars


- puffchunk, Monday, September 24, 2007

2 stars

cheesy...I think you'll enjoy this if you're 12. A horrible retelling of Aurthurian legend.

- liquidchick76, Monday, September 3, 2007

3 stars

A pretty good swordplay film with a strong cast....but this type of film has been done better, many times since.

- Deano78, Tuesday, June 19, 2007