Parents' Guide to

Arthur & Merlin: Knights of Camelot

By Alistair Lawrence, Common Sense Media Reviewer

age 15+

King Arthur returns in violent and tedious fantasy drama.

Movie NR 2020 90 minutes
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What you will—and won't—find in this movie.

Community Reviews

age 16+

Based on 8 parent reviews

age 14+

Complete junk

Dont bother renting or buying / low budget bad acting Junk B movies rate better than this , historically incorect story line is random jabbering bad accents im at a loss as to what to say other than CRAP .
age 13+

Brutal violence but yet amazing

PG-13: sequences of intense fantasy violence

Is It Any Good?

Our review:
Parents say: (8):
Kids say: Not yet rated

A budget drama with fantasy elements, this movie is a committed attempt to show the legendary King Arthur in a different light. Compromised by fighting abroad, he must deal with both the criticism and the consequences he faces for fighting foreign wars rather than protecting his home. Unfortunately, Arthur & Merlin: Knights of Camelot is light on both plot and characterization. Arthur's return to Camelot is slow and tedious, leaving the audience to wait a long time for the movie's final, climactic 15 minutes.

It's also frustrating that Modred, Arthur's illegitimate son who has a genuine grievance with him, is reduced to a pantomime villain. Guinevere (Stella Stocker) is likewise undeveloped, as she wards off Modred's advances and does little else. Another criticism is that the script occasionally slips into modern speech -- Modred is described as "making a play" for the kingdom at one point -- and that many scenes repeat the same plot points through their dialogue. Perhaps the biggest disappointment is that Merlin (Richard Brake) is presented as one of the lead characters, but only appears in a handful of scenes. It's another missed opportunity in this medieval tragedy.

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