Black Knight Movie Review 2001

Information and Film Reviews for Black Knight the Movie

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The utterly unoriginal title should be a clue. Another remake of "A Connecticut Yankee in King Arthur's Court," and a particularly bad and formulaic one at that. Lazy, selfish Jamal (Lawrence) is transported from his minimum-wage job at theme park Medieval World to 14th century England, the real medieval world, where some life lessons await. Obvious fish-out-of-water jokes ensue, as Jamal seeks to make sense of his new surroundings, knock boots with Nubian maidens and lead a revolution against an evil king. The film's few decent gags are swallowed by lots of inane humor, a tired script and Lawrence's desperate mugging. Ironically, the story's moral message about giving up selfishness for a cause is lost on its star, who acts as if he's the only person on screen. Ye olde bore.

Distribution

Fox Home Entertainment, PO Box 900, Beverly Hills, CA 90213, Phone: (310)369-3900, Toll-free: 888-223-4FOX, Fax: (310)369-5811, URL: http://www.foxmovies.com/index1.html, Remarks: Also known as Twentieth Century Fox Home Entertainment

Available on VHS, DVD
Running time 95 minutes.
Originally from United States.

Cast and Crew

Genres
Medieval Romps, Time Warped, African America, Royalty, British
Screenplay
Darryl Quarles, Peter Gaulke, Gerry Swallow
Cast
Martin Lawrence, Tom Wilkinson, Vincent Regan, Marsha Thomason, Kevin Conway, Daryl (Chill) Mitchell, Jeannette Weegar, Michael Burgess, Isabell Monk, Helen Carey
Cinematography
Ueli Steiger
Director
Gil Junger
Music
Randy Edelman
Other
Carl Rudisill, Michael R. Miller, Marie France, Les(lie) Dilley
Producer
Arnon Milchan, Paul Schiff, Darryl J. Quarles, Michael Green, Regency Enterprises, New Regency Pictures, Runteldat Entertainment, 20th Century-Fox

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