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Common Sense Media says

Hokey, star-studded take on King Arthur legend.

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Parent of a 14 year old Written byTsion September 14, 2009

Not Bad, but Not Good Either...

FIRST KNIGHT isn't a bad movie, it's just disappointing. It puts out a decent effort, but it misses the mark. The love triangle of Arthur-Guinevere-Lancelot is one of the most engrossing plots of literature, and this movie manages to pump most of the depth out of it in favor of some over-the-top battles. These battles are violent, but, outside of the occasional gore on the sword, aren't particularly graphic. There are some light sexual innuendos, but no actual sexual content. The film revolves around an adulterous admiration (I won't say affair, because they only kiss once), but all characters are brave and forgiving.
What other families should know
Too much violence
Great messages
Teen, 15 years old Written byBreaden Hoffmaster December 4, 2015

"Is this your sword?" -Lancelot

Up there with "Jack and The Giant Slayer." First Knight is a great take on the King Arthur legend, and it's full of awesome battles, adventure, and laughs. Rated PG-13 for "Some brutal medieval battles", it is just that. Although it's child play compared to "Braveheart" and "Troy" it's not Lord of The Rings. After a long duel, Lancelot fells an evil knight with a sword cut across the throat, and the camera shows the blade pass by, followed by a squirt of blood. Besides that, there are countless scenes of medieval battles, but decapitations and limbs stay put, but needless to say, expect bloody swords and spears, and a fair share of impaling, arrows to the chest, etc. Arthur is a devout Christian and prays aloud before councils with the Knights of The Round Table, and shows good character and cares for his kingdom and it's people. Guinevere and Lancelot are caught kissing in her royal chamber by Arthur after about 2 minutes of kissing, and then they have a heated argument, but that as bad as sex gets. So, if you're looking for a great action flick with positive messages and plenty of action, is is it!
What other families should know
Great messages
Great role models
Too much violence
Too much sex