King Arthur: Legend of the Sword

Action & Adventure • PG-13 • Directed by: Guy Ritchie • 126 minutes

Acclaimed filmmaker Guy Ritchie brings his dynamic style to the epic fantasy action adventure “King Arthur: Legend of the Sword.” Starring Charlie Hunnam in the title role, the film is an iconoclastic take on the classic Excalibur myth, tracing Arthur’s journey from the streets to the throne. When the child Arthur’s father is murdered, Vortigern (Jude Law), Arthur’s uncle, seizes the crown. Robbed of his birthright and with no idea who he truly is, Arthur comes up the hard way in the back alleys of the city. But once he pulls the sword from the stone, his life is turned upside down and he is forced to acknowledge his true legacy…whether he likes it or not.

Viewer reviews

Fun Popcorn Movie For The Family
★★★★★
Suprisingly entertaining. Good story and fun action. — Jmanham

Welcome back Guy
★★★★★
I'd forgotten how much I'd missed Ritchie from his Snatch and Lock Stock days. And with age you realize that there's no director with his same style. Sure, like John Woo and his pigeons, he seems to be all in on the sparks from fires, but this is LOLR level budget and he delivers an expansive reboot of Arthur. Good enough that I want to watch again. — WillsPhipps

Amazing
★★★★★
This is such an amazing movie!!! The special effects are so well placed and the movie is perfectly paced so you aren’t bored at any point!! It keeps you interested throughout the entire movie! So awesome! — Shasta1522

I honesty don't know why....
★★★★★
I honestly don't know why people hate this movie. I mean it's no Lord of the Rings, but it's a good, enjoyable fantasy movie. (I will say that it is very very very loosly based on the different stories of King Arthur. So I guess if you're expecting a perfect adapation of the stories, don't watch this. If you expect the books, go read the books.) — KSalt77

Not just bad, Boring
★★★★
You can't always trust critics but I don't think they were harsh enough on this one. If someone you know tells you this movie was good, you can safely assume they have terrible taste in movies. The characters were paper thin. There's way too much editing and bad cgi that takes up a lot of time but amounts to about 30 mins worth of story. Im a Guy Ritch fan but this is easily his worst film. Dont waste 2 hrs. — HonestSteve

It was better then the critics made it out to be
★★★★
I always take the critics' reviews with a grain of salt, what they don't like I usually end up liking and what they like I sometimes end up not liking too much. Besides I wanted to watch this since the first trailer came out. True the shaking camera effect was too much in some of the fight scenes, to the point that I couldn't even see what was going on but I like the movie. The sassy-ness of the main character was spot on, added the right sprinkle of humor. I didn't notice this until the end but the main characters' name was never mentioned (until the end) which I thought was actually refreshing. I think I would actually buy this movie. — kpoprabbits

Oof turned it off after 20 minutes
★★★★
Was hoping for some good, dumb fantasy fun. Instead it was just so bad we had to turn it off after 20 minutes or so and find something more rewarding to do with our time. — Dude 42

Great movie!
★★★★★
Pleasantly surprised- I hope there's a sequel! — Tgrateful

Underrated
★★★★★
Great movie and great new take on an old legend. I hope they make sequels. — nicholaspk8

Rotten tomatoes accuracy has withered and is unreliable yet again
★★★★★
This movie was refreshing, exciting and fun . Yes more fantasy and myth were present in this depiction ... isn't king Author a legend anyway!? The artist did an outstanding job with cgi and special effects, nicely done! Rotten tomatoes cynicism has left a bad stench of the reliability of their reviews ... I find their negative criticism rotten and give them a 32% — fox57

Critics are insane
★★★★★
What a blast of a movie! Everything, the story, amazing cast with great chemistry, incredible music, well done, and on and on. DO NOT listen to the critics, if you like classic Guy Ritchie, this movie will knock your socks off! What the hell is wrong critics, a bunch of pompous asses, wth?! — banetool

Great action packed movie
★★★★★
Unfortunately it's another gnostic/luciferian based remake like the movie The Matrix. Other than symbolic references like that, this movie was well done and the masses will never notice. — JJLTX

Best Movie of the Year!!
★★★★★
I saw this film twice in theaters and knew that I had to own it!! Everyone should see this movie!!! — Moviegal

Charlie Hunnam is delish
★★★★
So my opinion might be a BIT biased as I absolutely adore Charlie Hunnam... but... putting that aside, I actually enjoyed this movie a lot. It was entertaining, funny, some good fight scenes and the acting was pretty good. Jude Law makes an excellent "bad guy" as well so all in all, time well spent watching this. — MayJazmin

Awesome Movie
★★★★★
This is just the kind of movie professional movie critics hate. I believe it is because of a political slant towards the right in the movie. That being: strength = peace. Plus, the movie was just flat out bada$$. Enjoy. — IanB1970ish

A Fresh And Entertaining Update To The Arthur Story
★★★★
I'm not pre-disposed to being a fan-boy for Guy Ritchie being a practicing Roman Catholic but I can affirm the charm and entertaining features of this film. ritchie has well-chosen his cast and they make good use of the available live action sequences. The CGI is top heavy but not distractive and Ritchie's direction is fun and the editing and acting in heavy dialogue scenes will throw you back to Lock, Stock and.... This is a fun film to watch and a nice escape from similar fare depicting evil and no believable good to combat it. As usual, the Rotten Tomatoes average is arrived at by an abundance of sparsely employed SJW's who wouldn't know art or craft if it slapped them at an antiFa rally against Imperial walkers on Hoth. Ignore the RT critics, cordon off 2 hours, and enjoy an entertaining rendition of Chaucer's (???) masterpiece. — IamKingDude

This Movie was terrible
★★★★
The story of King Arthur is a great one and this movie was crap. — Nothumb

Great movie worth money to rent or buy or both
★★★★★
Great action movie awesome characters and great concept on a old story well done well played must have been awesome in imax — dfaria77

Rotten Tomatoes is so wrong - this movie is a blast!
★★★★★
What a fun movie - was I entertained? You bet - and my kids LOVED it!!! The story is tried and true, I love the modern cinematic elements and the characters are awesome. — AlexInSanDiego

Good
★★★★★
Very nice film. Really enjoyed it. Acting, CGI, Audio is all fantastic — Majuub_TI

What an Awesome Movie!!
★★★★★
Great movie from start to finish!! — Melon80

Good enough
★★★★
If you like Merlin buy this — ILIA Masih

it's fun and a great cast
★★★★★
the cast is amazing. the music is special. it's summer fun. it's his take on an old story. don't let the bad revies stop you. — Lareding

Incredibly stupid
★★★★
I honestly can't remember the last time I saw such a terriable big budget movie like this... — Grimm Bros

Wow, that was awesome!
★★★★★
Critics couldn't be more wrong and this proves why I don't listen to the crictics. This movie was well put together from start to finish, wow! — Sanders132

Beautiful
★★★★★
The Legend has never been more fascinating, enchanting or dramatic. Supurb acting in the midst of grande beauty. Don't believe the critics, who are clearly old fashioned and want to see the same old medieval tale. The power and charisma of Arthur is the central feature, as it should be. — Turkish Dreamer

King Arthur
★★★★★
Rotten tom's got this so wrong.THIS MOVIE ROCKS!!! — MEGSHAW100

Love it !!!! What a cool twist !!
★★★★★
Can't believe the bad reviews.. The acting is great . Love the story telling and showing how it goes down at the same time. Music was cool. Great movie . — Jwood1462

Amazing
★★★★★
Loved it. — Winkle401

Best medieval movie ever!
★★★★★
I love this movie. Screw movie critics. I personally think their all depressed or something, they can never find joy in a movie. This movie has a lot of action and heart to it. Definitely watch this movie! — Leroy077

OMG!!!
★★★★
First time writing a review while watching the movie I am reviewing. This movie is a high budget mess! I hate to say this but it needs to be said, it's time to move on beyond European specific history. No more dark age, Roman, Greek movies, etc. I want to see other histories told such as India, Asia, South America, and ancient Africa. It really is time to move on. — Roughridersv

Misled by Critics
★★★★★
Movie was very entertaining — Jaegs and ham

Watch something else
★★★★
The people who gave this movie four or five stars need to get out more. — SeaandSky

Too Bad
★★★★★
I wanted to ignore the bad reviews, but after 20 minutes I wondered where is the story. It was all over the place that i lost interest and dosed off. Rewound it to see if I missed something, I didn’t. Too Bad could have been a great movie. Waste of time. — abbeyroad17

Exciting
★★★★
Good movie — ALcassie

Anti European culture
★★★★
It's England in the dark ages, there shouldn't be diversity — Movie Master96

The critics are idiots!!!
★★★★★
This movie was cool, fun, and action-packed from beginning to end.....the awesome graphic visual effects made it 5-star + — ToeUpFmThFloUp

Amazing!
★★★★★
Incredible! Amazing acting, funny, and a brilliant story with the perfect King Arthur. — Omqq

Outstanding
★★★★★
I really enjoyed watching this movie. It seems from reading a portion of the reviews left on here either you "love it," or "hate it." The majority of reviews are 4 stars or more and that is deserved. Very entertaining . — jewelzer

Awesome movie entertainment!!!
★★★★★
Never in the history of rotten tomatoes have 'professional' critics been more wrong - seriously? This is a great movie with a great story line, wonderful acting, and awesome special effects!!! It moves quickly exactly wear it needs to, and the action kicks in with original perspective shots often. One of the best action movies of the year!!! — RVaughan

Eh
★★★★★
I wanted more action, it was to dull — lose song

Good fun
★★★★★
I had absolutely no expectations for this movie. Honestly wasn't even sure what to expect but I loved the Sherlocks so I was hoping it would fall in line with those. Let me just say - I LOVED IT. fun, creative and kept the story moving. And Hunman - what can you say- he's fabulous. Definitely a fan of Richie and his directing style. — blondt

Classic Tale with Guy Ritchie Flare
★★★★★
Great adaptation not stuffy like the rest! — oiqehjr08qhjgisadf

So wanted to like this movie
★★★★★
Acting was good. The final story that was put on the screen was confusing, not very interesting, and seemed to have no connection to commonly known Arthurian Legend. There were parts that were exciting but all-in-all it was a disappointment. The dialouge was also problematic. half the time you could not comprehend what the actors were saying. Will give this another try listening with headphones to see if that improves the storyline. Don't hate it. It just could have been so much more. — SheepDog2014

Didn't hate
★★★★★
I didn't hate this movie as much as I thought I would. Solid spin on a classic. — BostonianWhovian

Not good.
★★★★
Boring, predictable. Not a movie worth wasting money on, folks. I regret it. — TeamGJ

Critics are ridiculous.
★★★★★
This movie is fantastic. A new spin on an old story. Great acting and special effects. Bought as soon as it was available. — Tcsc2008

Fantastic film
★★★★★
Great acting, great action. In no way deep, but absolutely entertaining. — RYD11111

Confusing & Choppy But Good Action
★★★★★
The first part of this movie was a collage of confusion. Roles were foggy and the story was told via "PummelVision". Worse was the obligatory rewrite of history to put blacks in position of authority. PC much? Too much deviation from story and tradition here in favor of you guessed it...CGI. This movie had so much potential but fell hard trying to be hip. I love the sword and sorcery genre so I wanted to give it more stars. But quite frankly, most of this movie was a heroic mess. Glad I just rented it. — SeattleMoose

worth the watch
★★★★
Ignore the fake 'expert reviews' — Chad502ex