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Parent reviews for King Arthur

Common Sense says

Entertaining but violent spin on classic story.
Based on our expert review

Parents say

age 14+
Based on 10 reviews

Kids say

age 7+
Based on 5 reviews
Adult Written byJenijumpo123654 April 5, 2014

Great movie! one of the best!

Ok, A great story-line and acting! Love keria knightly and clive owen! Some intense battle sequences and a brief sensual scene between Arthur and gwen and some swearing. Other than that one of the best films ever!

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Adult Written byNast101 April 2, 2015

An Interesting Look at King Arthur

I would definitely recommend this film to any adult who is fan of Authorian Legend. But I would be hesitant about letting a younger child watch this. The key issue with this film is violence. There is a very graphic battle scene at the beginning of this movie and one at the end as well. The one in the beginning is more graphic than the final battle scene but there is definitely bloodshed and gore in both. In light of modern movies there isn't too much sex or sensuality. There is one scene towards the end of the movie with Arthur and Guinevere and Lancelot does watch Guinevere have a bath... but other than that not really. The setting and scenery is unforgettable and so is the soundtrack. Arthur is as a whole quite a moral and just individual. It also presents more of a historical angle for the tale which is different from what most are used to.

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Adult Written byGeorgeman April 9, 2008

Iloved it but I thnk an R rating should acure

Very Good!
Adult Written byjmo97 June 19, 2016

Just alright, if you can look past its straying from the source material

Whether you will like this movie or not could really depend on what you think of the original stories of King Arthur. I didn't think this movie was terrible. Granted, I thought some of the actors were weak in their roles (Ioan Gruffud and the main villain), and some of the dialogue was pretty cheesy, but I was overall entertained by the story and action sequences (though the ending battle felt a tad overlong). Speaking of the action, the violence can get quite intense for PG-13, especially if you watch the extended edition: there are occasional blood spurts and intense close combat fighting, some beheadings, slicings, and stabbings, as well as bloody images of dead people and injuries. There is a very sensual scene between the lead actress and King Arthur in his bed chamber where they make out. When characters celebrate and offer toasts, they tend to drink quite a bit (not excessively, though). There are some pretty good scenes of teamwork between the characters to make it through their fights. While not a spectacular movie, I would still say it is fairly watchable, just beware of the violence. 6.4/10

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Parent of a 6 and 10 year old Written bysojournersong January 31, 2009

Bloody and intense

I think that this movie was definitely intense, dark, and bloody. The beginning fight scene was so violent I had to look away several times as people were killed in really gruesome ways. I believe that this movie should have an 'R' rating.
Adult Written byfivebewe April 9, 2008

Beautiful people

The actors in this movie are (almost) all gorgeous people. I liked the movie, but it wasn't one I would rave about to my friends.The overall mood was "dark", as were most of the scenes -- like a perpetually cloudy/stormy day. There is very little to smile about, and I think there are only a couple of scenes where someone actually DOES smile.The "ice" scene was pretty good. Pretty strategic in the battle scene. All battles were pretty intense; however, it was not nearly as graphic as Mel Gibson's "highlander" movie years ago. (I'm sorry -- the title escapes me).The sexual content is mild -- more suggestive than graphic.The guy who plays the leader of the Saxons is probably THE WORST actor I've seen in a while. It was so bad I almost laughed. He was mean and heartless, but he wasn't very convincing otherwise. I think any High School actor could have pulled it off as well.I do think it might offer some educational value in the historical sense; to visualize how barbaric people were in that day and age. And how easily jerks can take charge and make life miserable for the commoners. There are lessons about loyalty and commitment and also about where to draw the line with that loyalty.I would probably let my teens (16 and 13) see it. I would probably rent it.
Adult Written byfritzsky April 9, 2008
Adult Written bythewittyman27 April 9, 2008

pretty good

nowhere near as good as like LOTR, but still pretty good.
Adult Written bygreen13 April 9, 2008


King Arthur was amazing not only for it's interesting historical perspective, but for it's graphic violence. Some scenes made LOTR seem benign.
Adult Written bymelanie m. May 15, 2017
Written byAnonymous November 22, 2018

The butt review

This movie has a little rude language and some violence. There is a tiny bit of sexual things. There is little blood but no gore. This movie is ok for younger teens.